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Chico State Pride hosts Coming Out dance party

A Coming Out party was held in the Hub. Photo credit: Alex Coba

Alex Coba

October 12, 2018

The lights were strobing, balloons were bouncing and people were busting a move to the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna, all to celebrate a very important moment in an LGBTQ+ member's life.As part of Queer Week at Chico State, Chico State Pride (CSP) in conjunction with The Hub Productions, celebrated the act of com...

How to ease a friend’s coming out process

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Joseph Rogers

March 29, 2015

For me, the early days of coming out were a nerve-wracking and stressful ordeal. There really are very few ways to know how any given person may react to the news. Here are a few things I wished would have, or not have, happened when I was coming out to people. 1. Say thank you. I just place...

‘In the closet’: A fate worse than death

Illustration by Madison Holmes

Zachary Phillips

October 11, 2014

I’ve hated the word “closet” ever since I learned it was more than a place for storing shoes. Of all the phrases people could have conjured to describe hiding one’s sexuality out of fear and shame, they picked “in the closet,” as if I had just spent half of my life hanging out in the dark w...

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