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The legacy of the Stonewall riots

The Stonewall timeline and exhibit included some photos from the Stonewall riots in 1969 Photo credit: Danielle Kessler

Danielle Kessler

October 14, 2019

A new exhibit at Chico State celebrates the importance of the Stonewall riots to the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Accompanying the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition's Queer Week, this exhibit showcases a timeline of the movement and its evolution.The timeline begins in 1924 when the first gay rights or...

Day against homophobia absent at Chico State

Photo credit: algayda

Amelia Storm

May 17, 2016

On May 17, over 130 countries around the world celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. This event was created in 2004 with the main purpose of drawing attention to violence and discrimination of the LGBTI community. The date was chosen to commemorate the May 17, 1990 decis...

Hellfire and heart-shaped hand grenades fuel rally

Photo credit: William French

Eric Mcguire

April 19, 2016

We’ve got a serious problem here in the U.S. of A. The problem is that “we the people” are no longer “we.” More and more we’re becoming “us” and “them.” We’re becoming the “left” and the “right.” It’s the No...

First openly gay CSU president ‘a step in the right direction’

New Chico State persident Gayle Hutchinson meeting and greeting with people who gathered to see her on Wednesday Photo credit: George Johnston

Amelia Storm

March 30, 2016

After making history as Chico State’s first female president, Dr. Gayle Hutchinson is breaking down even more boundaries. The former Cal State Channel Islands provost is now the first openly gay college president in the California State University system. "Behind every great man is an equally...

NCAA should wield clout to pressure Indiana on religious freedom law

NCAA should wield clout to pressure Indiana on religious freedom law

Kevin Lucena

April 13, 2015

No more Final Four, no more Cinderella stories and no more cutting-down-the-net ceremony. No, I don’t mean canceling the NCAA Tournament altogether. Just don’t hold any more of the events in Indiana. Every few years the NCAA selects Indiana to host either the men’s or women’s Final ...

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