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GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

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

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 the GSEC’s Gender and Sexuality Week.Queer program coordinator Drew Belisle began the conference by touching bas...

Gender fluidity on the rise

Yaritza Ayon

February 15, 2019

We all know that gender fluidity in pop culture is nothing new per se, especially with icons like Prince and David Bowie pushing their generations’ boundaries.What is new, however, is seeing gender fluidity in a whole different music genre; latin trap music.Music legends continue to inspire self-...

Academic Senate suspends rules, votes immediately for gender inclusive name change

Sara Cooper explained the reasons why the university should change the name of it's

Dan Christian

October 6, 2018

Students looking to minor in Chicano Studies next semester will be seeing a change to their schedule. In a show of support for gender neutrality, Chico State will be changing its Chicano Studies minor program to the more inclusive “Intersectional Chicanx/Latinx Studies,” it was decided Wednesday,...

Dia de los Muertos educates Chico community

Junior communication major Amy Rodrigues (left), enjoys a Twizzlers at the outside portion of the event. A friend involved invited her to get her face painted while she was attending the event.

Senior Jessica Godinez (Right) helps a young attendee with some arts and  crafts at the second day of the event. As a transfer student from the Bay Area, Godinez didn't see much diversity when she first came to Chico. She was in culture shock and found Mecha. She loved what they stand for: social activism and bringing students together. Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Bianca Quilantan

November 6, 2016

If Jim Pedraza died tomorrow he would want tamales de dulce or sweet tamales on his altar. Specifically, the kind his mom would make. But the most important thing to him is that he does not want to be forgotten. Chico State celebrated All Saints Day, or Dia de los Muertos. Festivities lasted from...

Students navigate being Latinx and LGBTQ

(right to left) Panelists Cass Hernandez, Aldo Cruz, Gerson Cortes, Rachel Biccum and Seve Christian discuss how they navigate the intersection of their Latinx and LGBTQ identities. Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

Bianca Quilantan

October 17, 2016

“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...

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