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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 ...

SF State celebrates National Coming Out Day

SF State celebrates National Coming Out Day

Julie Parker
October 10, 2018
Filed under News

SF State’s Queer and Trans Resource Center will host festivities in honor of the 30th annual National Coming Out Day from noon to 9 p.m., Oct. 11, at Malcom X Plaza. “We celebrate identity and coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and all that may fit into that little plus...

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’s coming out day celebrates importance of community

SF State’s coming out day celebrates importance of community

Amanda Aragona
October 13, 2016
Filed under Life

Students passing through the quad on Monday were greeted by rainbow flags, multicolored balloons and organizations eager to inform them about on campus resources for the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate National Coming Out Day. SF State’s Queer & Trans Resource Center hosted the event with a goal...

PODCAST: Long-awaited Queer Resource Center excites LGBTQ community

PODCAST: Long-awaited Queer Resource Center excites LGBTQ community

Joe Fitzgerald
January 28, 2013
Filed under Uncategorized

Cassidy Barrington calls the Inland Empire the “bible belt” of California. Growing up there she first started to explore her sexuality and her queer identity by joining her high school’s Gay Straight Alliance — brave in an area that was also home to the violent “white Aryan resistance.” ...

Graduate student Gina de Vries sparks queer activism through writing

Graduate student Gina de Vries sparks queer activism through writing

Kirstie Haruta
November 29, 2012
Filed under Life

In a tiny bedroom full of books and trimmed with pink Christmas lights, writer and activist Gina de Vries’ experience melds with her talent for fiction. While much of de Vries’ work is confessional and autobiographical, she incorporates fictional devices as well, from combining characters, putt...

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...

Singer-songwriter and SF State freshman Ryan Cassata imparts lessons of self-acceptance to transgender community

Singer-songwriter and SF State freshman Ryan Cassata imparts lessons of self-acceptance to transgender community

Charlotte Boudesteijn
September 18, 2012
Filed under Life

When Ryan Otto Cassata stands up with his guitar at Dolores Park Café, he seems like a normal 18-year-old. But there is something different about him. Cassata always felt a little different than everyone else, but didn't notice what this feeling meant until he met a transgender for the first time. Cassata, born a girl, didn't feel like a girl. He fe...

California may be first state to ban gay conversion therapy for LGBT youth

California may be first state to ban gay conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Ellie Loarca
September 10, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Matthew Ybarra went to conversion therapy when he came out at the age of 13. The SF State women and gender studies major was influenced through his church and decided talking to someone would be better than not. No one told him that the therapy he was going through had been designed to make him straight. Ca...

LGBT conference aims to uplift transgendered community at SF State

Devery Sheffer
October 11, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

If you look at the concept of gender through black and white lenses, you're missing out on the colorful array of ways to understand and express identity. Although SF State is a welcoming hub for characters ranging from the taciturn to the flamboyant, there are little to no places specifically for transgen...

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 ...

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