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PJ (Rachel Sennot) and Josie (Ayo Edebiri) attempt to wrangle a fight club at their high school in Emma Seligmans newest film.

Review: ‘Bottoms’ proves that not all gay films have to involve suffering

By Rowan Keller Smith, Staff Writer September 5, 2023
Director Emma Seligman brings some humor and pure entertainment to the modern sapphic cinematic canon with her recent film, “Bottoms.” The film follows Josie (Ayo Edebiri) and her hilariously unlikable best friend, PJ (Rachel Sennott), as they create a fight club in an attempt to hook up with their popular cheerleader crushes (Havana Rose Liu and Kaia Gerber).
Column: Stop forcing celebrities to come out

Column: Stop forcing celebrities to come out

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor December 6, 2022
Recent cases of celebrities like Kit Connor and Rebel Wilson being forced to come out are part of a problematic trend in Hollywood.
From left, Patrick (David Dawson), Marion (Emma Corrin) and Tom (Harry Styles) find themselves at the center of a story about forbidden love.

Review: Story of suppressed queer love disappoints

By Eleanor Kay, Managing Editor November 15, 2022
"My Policeman" spans the course of 40 years, with flourishing cinematography keeping the viewer's attention despite an underdeveloped storyline.
From left, Bobby (Billy Eichner) and Aaron (Luke Macfarlane) find a connection despite both of them having serious commitment issues.

Review: Gay rom-com brings all the laughs

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor October 9, 2022
Billy Eichner of "Billy on the Street" fame is the lead star in director Nicholas Stoller's latest comedy "Bros," one of the funniest films of 2022.
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.

College to hold Rainbow Reception to honor LGBTQ students

By Brianna Ruback, Staff Writer March 29, 2017
At 7 p.m. on April 21, Ithaca College will hold its 15th Rainbow Reception in the Clarke, Klingenstein and McDonald lounges in the Campus Center.
Moonlight follows Chiron, a black, gay man through three periods of his life as he struggles to come to terms with his identity on the harsh Miami streets.

Review: Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’ shines bright in the dark

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer February 12, 2017
“Moonlight” is not only important for the black and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, but for everyone.
The Handwerker gallery will screen Gen Silent, a documentary about the struggle members of the LGBTQ community face as they reach old age.

‘Gen Silent’ sparks LGBTQ discussion at the Handwerker Gallery

By Colette Piasecki-Masters, Staff Writer February 8, 2017
Discrimination against elderly members of the LGBTQ community may include shunning them, neglecting their care or attempting to convert them.
The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Education, Outreach and Services offers pronoun buttons to students.

Ithaca College joins national nonbinary pronoun discussion

By Rebecca Szlajen, Contributing Writer October 26, 2016
With increasing national conversations on using students’ desired pronouns in the classroom, the college’s faculty are trying to find the best ways to be inclusive.
Megan Rapinoe will speak about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes and their rights to equality in sports at 7 p.m. March 10.

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team member to speak at Cornell

By Lauren Murray, Staff Writer March 9, 2016
The Cornell University chapter of Athlete Ally will host Megan Rapinoe to speak about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes and their rights to equality in sports at 7 p.m. March 10.
Ithaca College has announced its new open-housing policy — a housing option that enables students to select roommates regardless of their sex or gender. Freshmen Anna Gardner and Joe Simpson plan on utilizing the open-housing policy in the fall.

Ithaca College allows students of different sex to be roommates

By Elena Piech, Staff Writer February 23, 2016
Ithaca College recently announced its new open-housing policy, allowing students to select roommates regardless of sex or gender.
This map illustrates the locations of gender-neutral, gendered single-occupancy and family bathrooms at Ithaca College, according the colleges website.

Ithaca College students seek out gender neutral bathrooms

By Addie Dlott, Contributing Writer February 17, 2016
Locating a bathroom on campus is a daily struggle for Rae Enlow, an Ithaca College senior who does not identify within the gender binary.
Members of IC Greens rehearse their upcoming production of The Laramie Project and its companion piece. The Laramie Project will premiere April 24 in Textor Hall, room 103.

Political club tackles social issues in production

By Alyssa Gilliam, Staff Writer April 16, 2014
IC Greens, Ithaca College's Green Party, is producing a production of "The Laramie Project" and "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later," the story of a gay college student named Matthew Shepard who was tied to a fence and beaten to death because of his sexuality on April 24–27.
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