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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Editorial: Accessible resources are essential for the local LGBTQ+ community

Editorial: Accessible resources are essential for the local LGBTQ+ community

By The Ithacan February 8, 2024
Ithaca is often painted as a progressive town full of acceptance and inclusivity, particularly when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community. While this acceptance can be seen in the attitudes and beliefs of the local community, there is still a need for more accessible resources and spaces for the queer community.
Cornell Universitys LGBT Resource Center and Cornell Law School will host a legal name change clinic with slots open to Ithaca College students Oct. 20. The clinic will guide transgender individuals through the name change process in New York state, including filing papers with the court.

Cornell hosts free legal name change clinic for LGBTQ+ students

By Mei Dennison, Contributing Writer October 19, 2023
A free legal name change clinic is being organized by Cornell University's LGBT Resource Center in collaboration with Cornell Law School. On Oct. 20, the clinic is offering spaces and time slots to Ithaca College students from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom or in person. 
Editorial: Institutional collaboration helps to support transgender and nonbinary students

Editorial: Institutional collaboration helps to support transgender and nonbinary students

By The Ithacan October 18, 2023
For transgender and nonbinary people, adopting a new name is one of the most important steps in affirming an identity, but it can also be a highly confusing, somewhat difficult process.
Editorial: LGBTQ+ students deserve continued and increased support from the college

Editorial: LGBTQ+ students deserve continued and increased support from the college

By The Ithacan August 23, 2023

As part of Fall 2023 orientation, the Ithaca College Office of New Student and Transition Programs hosted Pride Fest, an event for students in the LGBTQ+ community and allies to celebrate pride and acceptance...

Jeff Iovannone, a public historian specializing in LGBTQ+ heritage conservation in Buffalo, New York, said he wanted to share the digital mapping of “Stone Butch Blues” with the Ithaca College community because the Ithaca LGBTQ History Walking Tour inspired some of his work.

LGBTQ+ historian presents on historical sites in activist’s novel

By Lorien Tyne, News Editor April 5, 2023
About 10 members of the campus community joined Iovannone in Clarke Lounge to hear Jeff Iovannone, a public historian specializing in LGBTQ+ heritage conservation in Buffalo, New York, speak.
From left, Grace Dosdall, IC Pride fellow, and Luca Maurer, director of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services, work to support LGBTQ+ students on campus.

IC Pride Fellowship makes its debut with first fellow

By Lorien Tyne, Assistant News Editor August 30, 2022
IC continues to invest in its LGBTQ-friendly reputation by launching the IC Pride Fellowship. The first fellow joined the campus community July 5.
The Intersection - A Conversation with Annalese Winegard

‘The Intersection’ – A Conversation with Annalese Winegard

By Frankie Walls, Managing Editor November 14, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Intersection' - A Conversation with Annalese Winegard In this week’s episode, host Frankie Walls sits down with sophomore Annalese Winegard to discuss Winegard's experience as...

Scott Fried, an HIV and AIDS activist, said he plans to further speak about his personal experience with HIV, as well as discuss his personal guidelines for surviving life on Nov. 10 and 11. Fried also plans to speak at a talk-back for a preview of RENT, hosted by the Department of Theatre Arts on Nov. 10. Ithaca College Theatre is putting on a production of RENT during the 2021–22 season. The show is running from Nov. 13 to 18. 

HIV and AIDS activist shares powerful message with IC community

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer November 10, 2021
Scott Fried, an HIV and AIDS activist, delivered a powerful message on accepting one’s identity to the Ithaca College community Nov. 9 in the Muller Chapel. 
Osorto said the majority of his work has consisted of ensuring that the college recognizes and supports the religious, spiritual and secular identities of students and working to create opportunities for campus community members to have interfaith discussions about belonging to multiple identities. 

Religious and spiritual leader to leave college in November

By Jillian Bleier, Assistant News Editor October 20, 2021
Hierald Osorto, executive director for Student Equity and Belonging and Religious and Spiritual Life, will be departing Ithaca College in November.
Luca Mauer, director of LGBT Education, Outreach and Services said that one of the most unique elements of LGBT Center at Ithaca College is the student engagement at the center.

Ithaca College LGBT center celebrates 20 years with new space

By Chloe Johnston, Contributing Writer October 6, 2021
The college’s LBGT center, which works to advance the growth and success of LGBTQ+ students, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Luca Maurer, director of the Center for LGBTQ Education, Outreach and Services at Ithaca College, often takes his work into the Tompkins County community.

Census reveals many same-sex couples live in Tompkins County

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer September 8, 2021
The Ithaca College community was not surprised by recent census data which revealed that many same-sex couples reside in Tompkins County.
Sex education and/or HIV education is legally mandated in 39 states and Washington, D.C., but only 11 states and Washington, D.C. require inclusive content with regard to sexual orientation.

LGBT center intern offers sex education workshops for LGBTQ+

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Ithaca College’s Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services is offering workshops on topics relating to sex education in an LGBTQ+ inclusive setting.
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