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Take back the night: A place for survivors to tell their story

Take back the night: A place for survivors to tell their story

Kelsi Sibert

April 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Since the 1970s, Chico State's Gender and Sexuality Equality Center, formerly known as the Women's Center, has put on an event called "Take Back the Night." Each year a different theme surrounding sexual violence awareness is chosen; this year's theme is "reach out, speak out." GSEC Women's Program Coo...

Chico State Gender and Sexuality Equity Center hosts fifth annual Trans Conference

Chico State Gender and Sexuality Equity Center hosts fifth annual Trans Conference

Josh Cozine

April 15, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The theme of the fifth annual Trans Conference, "Existence is Resistance," was reflected by a variety of speakers Saturday on campus. The conference took place in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. A tabling event was held for an hour while people signed in, with community ...

GSEC hosts Let’s Talk About Periods, brings focus to women’s health

GSEC hosts Let’s Talk About Periods, brings focus to women’s health

Kelsi Sibert

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

For the past three years, Chico State's Gender and Sexuality Equality Center has hosted an event focusing on menstruation and women's health. This year it's called Let's Talk About Periods. Let's Talk about Periods is a two day event, March 13 and 14, that's held on the Chico State campus. The event...

First Queer Prom offers free dance, entertainment and community

First Queer Prom offers free dance, entertainment and community

Alejandra Fraga

March 4, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) organized and brought to campus its first queer prom dance Saturday at the BMU auditorium. The event consisted of drag show performances, dance performances and DJ performances conducted by KCSC Radio. Free desserts and non-alcoholic drinks were provided as well."My hopes in putting on this event w...

Gender and Sexuality Equity Center holds 10th Annual Queer Conference

Gender and Sexuality Equity Center holds 10th Annual Queer Conference

Natalie Hanson

December 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

This year's Queer Conference, Re-Envisioning the Rainbow, was held in the Bell Memorial Union Sunday.The conference brings together educators, activists, students and community members from around the state with True Diversity in Queer Communities as this year's theme. The free event took place from 12 p...

Drag show for a greater good

Drag show for a greater good

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Mobile Headlines

The third annual Chico State Drag Show hosted by the Associated Student Gender and Sexuality Equity Center sold out on Oct. 12 as part of the festivities for "Queer Week." Every year, these drag shows have been put on for a greater purpose than just entertainment and art. This year’s proceeds ...

Debunking GSEC myths

Debunking GSEC myths

Roberto Fonseca

May 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center or GSEC, is one of the more vocal organizations at Chico State. Although the organization has typically succeeded in addressing societal issues, there's still problems with them. GSEC hosts events to bring awareness towards societal issues and protests against...

Evangelist preacher comes to campus and meets humorous backlash

Evangelist preacher comes to campus and meets humorous backlash

Jacqueline Morales and Sophia Robledo-Borowy

April 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

An evangelist preached about "sexual misconduct" among students Thursday afternoon, sparking protests in return. Students from the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center came out to oppose the evangelist preacher who was saying students were "sinful." "We are out here to proclaim the gospel of Jesus...

Chico State’s Safe Place celebrates sexual assault awareness month

Chico State’s Safe Place celebrates sexual assault awareness month

Carly Campbell

April 5, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

April is national sexual assault awareness month. Chico State's Safe Place will be hosting a number of events to support this movement. The events that will be held are as follows: April 6: Survivor Support Social, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Safe Place Backyard, 633 Brice Ave. April 1...

Top 10 campus resources rarely used

Nicholas Feeley

February 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Chico State students are familiar with the Bell Memorial Union, the Wildcat Store and Meriam Library, but many do not know the full extent of the services available. Here are some resources available to all students.   1) The Career Center The Career Center is available to all Chico State...

Students protest campus preacher

Students protest campus preacher

Elizabeth Helmer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

  Students gathered around Trinity Commons Nov. 7 as a preacher advocated against the LGBTQ community. The preacher, Brother Matt, was met with opposition from members of the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center. The protesters brought signs and created a barrier between him and the onl...

Feminist Friday’s raise awareness

Feminist Friday’s raise awareness

Kyla Linville

October 23, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Feminist Friday's is a semester-long campaign, hosted by the Gender Sexuality and Equity Center, to bring awareness to gender and societal issues while also celebrating and empowering women.Students table for Feminist Friday's every other week at Trinity Commons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Dec. 2.GS...

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