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Out & About

By Andy Swift, Assistant Accent Editor January 25, 2007
LGBT film series returns with historical drama The “Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen” film series, sponsored by the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services, will screen “Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Textor 103. The drama is based on the true story of…

Gay pride celebrations under way

By Jamie Saine, News Editor April 12, 2007
Members of Ithaca College’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are celebrating “Gaypril” with a month of events. This year’s events include speakers, films and traditions like the faculty ZAP, a panel representing diverse sexual orientations that answers questions and talks about personal experiences. Sophomore Genevieve Labe, campus community outreach committee chair of prism,…

Activist to return to Ithaca for LGBT celebration

By Ryan Miga, Contributing writer October 5, 2007
Roey Thorpe, a former city of Ithaca council member and activist for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender rights, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Clark Lounge as this year’s National Coming Out Day speaker, sponsored by the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services. In 1994, Thorpe was Tompkins County’s first openly gay elected…

Local gay couples cope with legal uncertainty

By Jackie Palochko, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2009
Sybil Conrad waited 10 years before she was able to marry her college sweetheart. Though she and her partner would have preferred to have been married earlier in their relationship, marriage was not a legal option. Instead, Conrad, assistant director of the Campus Center at Ithaca College, was married in October 2008 to her partner…

Opening a dialogue

By Jackie Palochko, Assistant News Editor March 26, 2009
As a female athlete, junior Regina Douglas has seen her share of gender discrimination. The varsity softball player said in high school, a few of her teammates were mistaken for lesbians whenever they hung out with other girls. “One time, some of my friends … saw a teammate out with a girl, and they said,…

Presentation to look at portrayal of LGBT characters in the media

By Briana Padilla, Staff Writer April 6, 2009
Ithaca College’s Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Education, Outreach and Services will host a media presentation at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Handwerker Gallery. The event, "Will and Grace Meet Dr. Torres and Zoe," presented by Lis Maurer, coordinator of LGBT Education Outreach Services in the Counseling Center, will be a salon discussion…

Poet to speak about gay rights

By Nicole Black, Contributing Writer October 7, 2009
Michelle Courtney Berry, an award-winning poet laureate and politician, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Textor Hall 101 about National Coming Out Day. Contributing Writer Nicole Black spoke with Berry Friday about gay rights and her upcoming presentation to the college. Nicole Black: Do you feel that being a writer and a performer helps…

Gay Enough?

By Michelle Skowronek, Staff Writer April 15, 2010
Junior Catherine Kirchhoff puts on mascara in the morning, wears floral prints at the first sign of spring and highlights her hair every few months. But the difference between her and some girls who have a similar routine is Kirchhoff likes girls.

Students can help improve college’s LGBT resources

By Catherine Kirchhoff September 2, 2010
Ithaca College was recently ranked with five stars for being lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-friendly. The college was one of 19 universities in the country to receive five stars, but I wasn’t too surprised by the ranking. I have worked with The Office of Residential Life to help establish a learning community on campus for…

House of Roy taps into LGBT culture

By Hayleigh Gowans, Contributing Writer September 9, 2010
Members of the House of Roy, Ithaca College’s first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender residential learning community, are already participating in events geared toward providing support for the LGBT community.

Wizard fans cast out aid

By Jacquie Simone and Alexandra Palombo, Contributing and Senior Writers October 6, 2010
Hopeful wizards, dust off those wands. Hogwarts has come to Ithaca College.

Students should take action against LGBT bullying

By By Kevin Fish October 7, 2010
Most of us have probably seen one of the interviews with Anderson Cooper or the brief segment Ellen Degeneres did on her show, or have seen something in someone’s Facebook status, but for anyone who hasn’t heard, bullying is taking on a severe form in targeting the LGBT community in the United States.
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