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Campus Elections and LGBTQ+ Conference on The Orion Newscast 4/17/19

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

April 17, 2019

Students are voting for student leaders to represent them in the Associated Students, we've got what you need to know about the presidential candidates. The Queer & Trans week conference and their theme of "Queer Existence is Resistance". Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 o...

Gender inclusive restrooms; we all can do better

Getty Images photo by Mark Makela.

Rayanne Painter

October 24, 2018

If you’re reading this, I’m going to make the assumption that you are human. You eat, you drink and if you do both of these things, you will have to dispose of bodily waste.Whether the urge to use the bathroom is at home or in public, most of us don’t have trouble finding a place t...

Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico’s community

Several Pride Marchers with their queer week posters. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Alex Coba

October 14, 2018

Cars could be heard honking as marchers chanted, “Our queer rights are under attack, what do we do," in the streets of downtown Chico. The participants were walking in the Pride March Friday, that was led by the Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) as a part of “Queer Week." The march...

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Susie Quite and Psycho Chix performed a unique burlesque. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Grant Schmieding

October 13, 2018

Shiny wigs, high heels, capes and colorful lights awaited the line of students stretching out the door and down the street. Over 1,000 students and community members filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium Thursday for Chico State’s fourth annual Drag Show. The show featured a supportive crowd with enough energy to give everyone ...

Stonewall Alliance hosts teen dance for Trans week

Stonewall Alliance put on the dance at First Christian Church Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

April 8, 2018

Stonewall Alliance, an organization committed to providing support for the LGBTQ community, partnered with CAVE on Saturday to host a free dance for teens. The Stonewall Trans Week Team Dance lasted from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the First Christian Church and was for teens aged 13-18. The theme of the da...

‘Love, Simon’ inspires people to be who they are

Nick Robinson plays Simon Spier, a closeted teen who searches for the mysterious classmate under the alias

Julia Maldonado

March 26, 2018

It doesn’t get cheesier than a guy searching for his perfect love story. Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) has a seemingly normal life with a loving family in a picturesque suburban home and a great group of friends to carpool with to school every day. However, Simon has “one huge a** secret:”...

Annual celebration of Chico Pride 2017

Community members came out to celebrate the event. Photo credit: Luke Dennison

Luke Dennison

August 22, 2017

Chico hosts their annual Chico Pride 2017 Festival. Coinciding with welcome week at Chico State, Chico's Pride event took place in the City Center. Inclusiveness, acceptance, and understanding were the message sent during the event. A diverse amount of individuals of all ethnicity's and genders attended the event.   "If we can get p...

Biphobia a real problem

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Lorinda Sasan and Dongyoung Won

October 27, 2016

The United States has come a long way with LGBTQ rights. Over a year ago the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. LGBTQ people see more representation in the media with active celebrities advocating for the support of the community. It's not only limited to famous peopl...

Students navigate being Latinx and LGBTQ

(right to left) Panelists Cass Hernandez, Aldo Cruz, Gerson Cortes, Rachel Biccum and Seve Christian discuss how they navigate the intersection of their Latinx and LGBTQ identities. Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

Bianca Quilantan

October 17, 2016

“It was something that was known, but never spoken about,” until the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center and the Chicano Latino Council led to a panel of Chico State students speaking about navigating the intersections of LGBTQ identities and being Latinx as a part of Queer Week. Latinx is a gender-neutral...

Chico Pride returns to celebrate LGBTQ community

Dana Daniell, a long-time attendee of Chico Pride. Photo credit: Jae Siqueiros

Cassandra Porter and Jae Siqueiros

August 24, 2016

Rainbow colors, booming music and smiling faces filled the Chico City Plaza this Saturday afternoon for the Pride Festival. The event was hosted by the Chico Stonewall Alliance, a non-profit agency committed to cultivating a safe, open and inclusive environment for all members of the LGBTQ community....

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...

LGBT resources on campus to be addressed this semester

Chico State's campus has already implemented gender-neutral bathrooms in many buildings on campus with plan to add more in the future. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas

Elizabeth Castillo

October 25, 2015

This semester, Chico State hopes to improve LGBT resources on campus after receiving three out of five stars on a national ranking. The Campus Pride Index evaluates colleges based on a variety of LGBT inclusion factors. Some members of the LGBT communities on campus experience issues with inc...

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