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It’s not all rainbows —  A look at biphobia

Hunter Casperson, Opinion Editor // March 4, 2023

I realized I was bisexual when I learned what scissoring was and responded with, “that sounds so hot I would totally do that.” It wasn’t until summer of 2021 that I started questioning my sexuality....

How the media takes advantage of a gay audience

Jessie Imhoff // November 1, 2019

As our society becomes more progressive and accepting of the LGBT community, audiences have grown more accepting as well. Many viewers want diverse characters with experiences that reflect the world around...

There were many members working the event and ensuring that students and speakers had a tremendous experience, on Saturday. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

Rayanne Painter // April 17, 2019

The second day of the trans and queer conference was hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition on Saturday in the Bell Memorial Union. This conference was the first of many events to kick off...

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Rayanne Painter // April 2, 2019

As a queer woman, I often relate more to music made by queer artists.I jam out to many songs made by folks outside of the LGBTQ+ community as well, but these songs and artists hold a special place in my...

Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

Rayanne Painter // October 29, 2018

I’m attracted to people regardless of their gender. But no, I don’t want to be in your threesome and I’m certainly not confused about my sexuality.While being heterosexual is the all-time...

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Off the Record: gender neutral bathrooms and men who can’t donate blood

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the necessity of general neutral bathrooms needed on campus and the men who can't donate blood during the blood...

Blood donors wanted: unless you’re gay

Rayanne Painter // October 21, 2018

When entering the American Red Cross website, a red banner pops up on the top of the screen: Critical Need for Blood and Platelets.Unfortunately for the Red Cross and those who benefit from their donations,...

This photo and caption are from 2016: Newly selected Chico State president Gayle Hutchinson return to the campus for a meet and greet with Chico State faculty and students Photo credit: George Johnston.

President-select Gayle Hutchinson returns to Chico State

Michelle Zhu // March 30, 2016
Hutchinson speaks on how she will lead the Chico community in the future.
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Victims overshadowed by the bully

Megan Mann // September 22, 2015
Once again, an important issue has gotten lost in the midst of something less significant thanks to the media.
Illustration by Trevor Moore

How to ease a friend’s coming out process

Joseph Rogers // March 29, 2015
Some thoughts for allies from an LGBTQ+ guy.
25th anniversary of MasQueerade Ball

25th anniversary of MasQueerade Ball

Zach Aucella // February 9, 2015
Stonewall Alliance of Chico put on its annual MasQueerade Ball at the Chico Women's Club on Feb. 7.
Illustration by Trevor Moore

Guide to gay men’s body types

Joseph Rogers // February 7, 2015
What is the difference between a twink and a bear? A cub and an otter? Our columnist breaks it down.
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