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Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

Rayanne Painter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 “norm” when it comes to sexual orientations, that doesn’t mean that there are...

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

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

Karen Limones, Rayanne Painter, Brooke Martin, and Rachael Bayuk

October 27, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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 drive. 0:01- Introduction0:10- Topics 0:18- Gay men can't donate blood3:20- Gender neutral bathrooms6:45- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at opi...

Blood donors wanted: unless you’re gay

Blood donors wanted: unless you’re gay

Rayanne Painter

October 21, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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, less than 38 percent of people in the U.S. are eligible to give blood. This gives urgency to finding eligible donors, but surprisingly enough, they will turn down potential do...

President-select Gayle Hutchinson returns to Chico State

President-select Gayle Hutchinson returns to Chico State

Michelle Zhu

March 30, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

Chico State's newly President-select Gayle Hutchinson returned to campus for a meet and greet with faculty and students in the Bell Memorial Union building Wednesday. Before mingling with the crowd, Hutchinson gave a speech about what she intends to do at Chico State. She began her speech by stating...

Victims overshadowed by the bully

Victims overshadowed by the bully

Megan Mann

September 22, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Kim Davis.Two words composing a single name. That's all it takes to start a huge debate about religion and gay marriage, and everyone has an opinion.I mean, it's hard not to get swept up in the story:A Kentucky county clerk gets thrown in jail because she defied a federal mandate that ordered her to issue...

How to ease a friend’s coming out process

How to ease a friend’s coming out process

Joseph Rogers

March 29, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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...

25th anniversary of MasQueerade Ball

25th anniversary of MasQueerade Ball

Zach Aucella

February 9, 2015


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Video

[metaslider id=41347]Photographs By Zach AucellaZach Aucella can be reached at [email protected] or @zaucella on Twitter.

Guide to gay men’s body types

Guide to gay men’s body types

Joseph Rogers

February 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Lesbians and gay men have become normalized in pop culture to a point that terms we use to describe one another have become more commonplace. I was even asked by co-worker to define another staff member by these images. In an effort to explain some differences, here’s how body image types break down ...

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