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Queer Homecoming dances the night away

Queer Homecoming dances the night away

MJ Johnson
December 10, 2019
Filed under Campus, Life

In high school, we dream about the perfect night. Dates, flowing dresses and tuxedos, corsages, awkward hand holding in the back of a stretch limo, photo memories of teenage cringiness, all on a night that everyone tells us we will remember for the rest of our lives.  Except for some queer and ...

Queer People of Color campus group returns to SF State

Queer People of Color campus group returns to SF State

Lance Tisuela
September 3, 2018
Filed under Life, News

A defunct SF State advocacy group that was influential for shedding light on issues affecting queer people of color back in its day is about to be revived. The campus organization Queer People of Color (QPOC) was first formed in 2005 by graduate students of the Ethnic Studies program.  During...

Queer Alliance works to recover from embezzlement

Julia Custodio
October 19, 2016
Filed under News

SF State’s Queer Alliance is attempting to re-register their club status for spring 2017 after a two semester long absence due to embezzlement of funds by a former member, said Queer Alliance Director Stuart Castaneda. The club was unable to re-register with the University due to lack of funding a...

SF State students still waiting for ASI-proposed Queer Resource Center

SF State students still waiting for ASI-proposed Queer Resource Center

Kirstie Haruta
September 18, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Amiable chatter between friends gave way to tension when a small portion of SF State’s queer community met with two Associated Students, Inc. representatives to discuss the status of the Queer Resource Center. The Queer Resource Center was proposed last spring by ASI as a new safe space that wo...

SF State LGBT community looks to unify at Queer Yo Mind conference

Ruby Perez
October 11, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

Although the rainbow is a symbol of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community’s unity, the colors within it are still very much separated. SF State will host its first Queer Yo’ Mind conference Saturday to promote a more unified queer community through a focus on issues such as racism, sexism ...

Coming face-to-face with masturbation

Jessica Delatorre and Dimitri Bailey
May 9, 2018
Filed under Life

SF State’s Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality, EROS, hosted an event that discussed the stigmas and health benefits that surrounded the subject of masturbation. The act of mastubation for some individuals is an uneasy topic to wrap their head around. The solo act is still a taboo...

San Francisco LGBT community spotlights injustice

Ana Preza
March 23, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Imagine living in a country where being gay is considered a crime. A place where people feel restrained from expressing their sexual orientation, are persecuted and always fear the day they may be imprisoned, stoned, beaten or killed for being gay. International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, commonly known as ...

SF State to host first Pride Prom on Friday

Eric Green
February 8, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

With gowns and tuxedos, corsages and silk ties, come Friday SF State students will have their day as royalty. Thanks to the Queer Alliance Organization, the Pride Committee and the University LGBT Club, “Everything Great About You,” SF State will be hosting its first-ever Pride Prom. On Feb. 11, t...

Legal definition exclusionary Transgender; students react to Trump’s failed promise to protect individuals

Legal definition exclusionary Transgender; students react to Trump’s failed promise to protect individuals

Eliza Flynn
December 18, 2018
Filed under Latest, Life

On Oct. 21 the New York Times broke a story about a Department of Health and Human Services memo indicating the Trump administration was seeking to exclude transgender people in a new legal definition of gender. This would reverse Obama-era executive actions that allow trans and non-binary identifying...

Transgender Visibility: A Work in Progress

Transgender Visibility: A Work in Progress

Monserrath Arreola
March 31, 2018
Filed under Life

The spirit of the first-ever recorded act of collective queer resistance to social oppression and police harassment in the U.S. occurred took place in the Tenderloin District in August 1966 and was embodied at the campus sponsored event for International Transgender Day of Visibility (ITDOV). “It’s...

Open Mic provides safe space

Open Mic provides safe space

Dimitri Bailey
March 14, 2018
Filed under Life

To some, the popular song “Express Yourself,” written and sung by Charles Wright and The Watts, is more than just a song to SF State’s LGBTQ+ students. It’s a safe space to express yourself. Safe zones play a pivotal role in fostering a safe campus environment by building a support system through...

Trump administration sides with cake maker in upcoming Supreme Court case

Trump administration sides with cake maker in upcoming Supreme Court case

Brian Neumann
September 20, 2017
Filed under News

It was supposed to be one of the typical errands to run before a wedding — buy the wedding cake. Now, five years later, the idea of such a wedding cake led to a Supreme Court showdown, after a Colorado baker refused to create a cake for a same-sex couple’s marriage. In 2012, Charlie Craig and ...

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