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Deja View - Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

‘Deja View’ – “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (2019)

November 9, 2022

Tune in to hear co-hosts Sydney Brumfield and Therese Kinirons talk about “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (2019), a film that tells a terrific love story and breaks the trope of female objectification.

Deja View - My Own Private Idaho (1991)

‘Deja View’ – “My Own Private Idaho” (1991)

October 26, 2022

The 1991 film “My Own Private Idaho” left co-hosts Sydney Brumfield and Therese Kinirons in tears in this latest episode in their series highlighting queer media. Tune in to hear about this films...

Rainbow Reception Held for LGBT Students

On April 29, Ithaca College held its annual Rainbow Reception in Emerson Suites. The reception is for LGBT graduating seniors to receive their rainbow cords that are worn at graduation.
Qinfolk festival founder Candace Edwards speaks at the closing keynote celebration. The festival  focused on providing respectful and understanding spaces for queer and transgender people of color.

Festival offers respectful space for QTPOC

By Ash Bailot, Assistant Photo Editor October 9, 2019

The second floor of the First Unitarian Church transformed into an art gallery Saturday, featuring artwork from queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) from around the country. Cinemapolis hosted a mini...

Editorial: College promotes inclusivity with all-gender bathrooms

Editorial: College promotes inclusivity with all-gender bathrooms

October 3, 2019

Throughout the last several years, Ithaca College has worked to install all-gender bathrooms across campus. The college not only constructed brand new bathrooms but also repurposed former single-gender...

Avery Santiago is one of the students being honored at this years Rainbow Reception. The reception is in place to honor LGBT students and their hard work.

Rainbow Reception celebrates LGBT student achievements

By Ashley Stalnecker, Staff writer April 9, 2019

As the semester comes to an end, members of the Class of 2019 at Ithaca College will be participating in several ceremonies, collecting their graduation regalia and preparing for graduation. LGBTQ students...

Ethan Cepeda helped raise awareness for transgender rights at his high school by holding workshops to educate teachers. Cepeda also spoke out about the importance of gender neutral bathrooms and advocated for their implementation in the school.

Q&A: Student wins the Hometown Hero award for LGBTQ advocacy

By Vivian Goldstein January 21, 2019

When Ithaca College freshman Ethan Cepeda received the New York Daily News’ 2018 Hometown Hero Award, he didn’t even know award existed. Suddenly, on Nov. 2, his mother and sister were accepting the...

Letter to the Editor: Labeling of Freddie Mercury is inadequate

Letter to the Editor: Labeling of Freddie Mercury is inadequate

By Luca Maurer November 25, 2018
Labeling Mercury as gay or bisexual isn’t adequate, accurate or necessary.
One of these events was an Ithaca Virtual LGBTQ Local History Tour guided by Luca Maurer, director for the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services. The tour features sites in Ithaca where LGBTQ history was made.

Commentary: Trump’s gender policy hurts: Here’s how to help

By Luca Maurer November 6, 2018
Think, center the person impacted, take care of yourself so you can be available if needed, and consciously and thoughtfully reach out and act.
Set in the summer of 1983, “Call Me by Your Name” captures the romance between the teenager Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and graduate student Oliver (Armie Hammer).

Review: Intimate, original romance is bold and beautiful

By Liam Conway, Staff Writer January 31, 2018
"Call Me by Your Name" is a story about true love and human affection, with emotional acting and stunning camera work.
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.

Commentary: Being left out doesn’t make you queer

By Gillian Wenzel November 6, 2017
Queer people of all races, genders, abilities, classes and cultures have fought for their ability to survive and have built their own communities in order to thrive.
Sophomore August Miguez writes that law enforcement officers must be better trained to deal with mental health issues, and that the media needs to be more respectful of LGBT individuals.

Commentary: Mental health needs to be addressed in LGBTQ community

By August Miguez September 26, 2017
Why wouldn’t officers receive mental health training when, statistically, one out of every four college-age individuals struggle with mental illness?
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