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Students navigate being Latinx and LGBTQ

Students navigate being Latinx and LGBTQ

Bianca Quilantan

October 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

“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...

Students advocate for LGBTQ equality

Students advocate for LGBTQ equality

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

"We All Beat with One Pulse" is the theme of Chico State's Queer Week this year.Named in remembrance of the attack on Pulse Night Club in Orlando, earlier this year, the event is a way to educate, unite and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at Chico State."Queer Week sheds light on issues that still need ...

Second Annual Chico State Drag Show

Second Annual Chico State Drag Show

Matthew Manfredi

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Student, local and professional drag performers from all over Northern California will be taking a stroll across a t-shaped catwalk in the BMU Auditorium on Oct. 13 for the Second Annual Chico State Drag Show. The event bridges the culturing gap between mainstream and queer societies with fashion, entertain...

Chico Pride returns to celebrate LGBTQ community

Chico Pride returns to celebrate LGBTQ community

Cassandra Porter and Jae Siqueiros

August 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

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

Day against homophobia absent at Chico State

Amelia Storm

May 17, 2016


Filed under Breaking News

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...

‘Take Back the Night’ at Chico State

‘Take Back the Night’ at Chico State

George Johnston

April 24, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

A silent candle-lit march ignited hope in downtown Chico Thursday night. Earlier that evening, the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center hosted "Take Back The Night" as part of sexual assault awareness month. "Take Back The Night" is a national event started in 1975 with the goal of ending sexu...

New president gains support from community

New president gains support from community

Michelle Zhu

April 4, 2016


Filed under Administration, News

After the search committee appointed Gayle Hutchinson to succeed President Paul Zingg, the community expressed optimism for Chico State's first female president, who happens to be a familiar face. President-select Hutchinson is a former professor of the kinesiology department at Chico State from 1990 to 2007....

First openly gay CSU president ‘a step in the right direction’

First openly gay CSU president ‘a step in the right direction’

Amelia Storm

March 30, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

After making history as Chico State’s first female president, Dr. Gayle Hutchinson is breaking down even more boundaries. The former Cal State Channel Islands provost is now the first openly gay college president in the California State University system. "Behind every great man is an equally...

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Associated Students hopes for larger voter turnout this year

Jeremy Steele

March 28, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The Associated Students elections are happening April 12. Students will receive an email to their campus account with a link prompting them to the simple online poll. For students with a smartphone hooked up with the Chico State email, they can vote in the A.S. elections instead of checking Instagram aga...

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Chico State makes history with first female president and GSEC reacts

Elizabeth Castillo

March 9, 2016


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

One day after International Women’s Day, Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson was appointed as the first female president of Chico State. “I think it’s great that we have a woman president now after 127 years,” said Analicia Hawkins, the women’s program coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Equity Cent...

‘Vulva suit’ used on campus to promote play

‘Vulva suit’ used on campus to promote play

Elizabeth Castillo

February 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center implemented a "vulva suit" to inform the Chico State community of the performances of The Vagina Monologues happening this weekend. The suit was used on Thursday and Rachel Biccum took pictures with students to bring awareness to the performance. For those who...

Community marches in solidarity for sexual violence awareness

Community marches in solidarity for sexual violence awareness

Dylan Dewit

April 24, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries

[metaslider id=46474] Photos by Trevor Ryan The Gender Sexuality & Equity Center ended their Take Back the Night week of events with a candle-lit march and vigil to show solidarity with survivors, and give bystanders the courage to speak out against sexual assault and violence. “We want sur...

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