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Maltese bar champions one of Chico’s most diverse drag shows

A performer dances on an audience member at a drag show
February 19, 2020

Drag kings and queens from all over northern California gathered at the Maltese Bar, Saturday night for the venues monthly Drag Show. The show began at 10:30 p.m., but most of the crowd and a few of...

How the media takes advantage of a gay audience

Photo by Teddy Österblom on Unsplash
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...

Queens, camera, action: Chico State’s 5th annual drag show

Performer struts a panda costume. Photo credit: Mary Vogel
October 14, 2019

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition held their fifth annual drag show Thursday night in the BMU auditorium. The show provided entertainment while shedding some light on issues within Chico’s queer...

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review

The Orion Newscast: New Paint & Joker Review
October 9, 2019 This week on The Orion Newscast, Butte Environmental Council commissions a new mural and our very own Angel Ortega reviews the controversial movie, Joker. Christian Solis can...

LGBTQ+ welcome reception kicks off the semester

Attendees from the LGBTQ+ Welcome Reception browse some of the radical books from the book swap at the event. Photo credit: Emily Neria
September 18, 2019

A book swap of radical literature, community resource information and free pastries drew students and faculty to the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition LGBTQ+ Welcome Reception on Friday.The purpose...

‘The Future is Now’ gives young LGBTQ artists a platform

'The Future is Now' gives young LGBTQ artists a platform
August 27, 2019

1078 Gallery partnered with Pedal Press, a Chico-based printing press company, to host an art show focused on giving LGBTQ youths the opportunity to showcase their talent on Sunday. The art exhibit was...

University Housing’s Diversity Week challenges students to step outside their comfort zone

Jaimlet Felix poses at the Cross Cultural Leadership Center in front of donated artwork from students of diverse backgrounds. Photo credit: Brian Luong
November 6, 2018

University Housing’s The Hub will host a multitude of events which covers topics ranging from gender, LGBTQ pride and religious holidays to start off the first week of November. Diversity Week events...

A guide to sexual orientations

Activists carry a LGBT flag. Photo credit: Getty Images - Ted Aljibe
November 27, 2017

The basic sexual orientations that most people are familiar with are heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality. However, there are so many others that aren't talked about as much in schools or the...

How queer folk can best support allies

Illustration by Zachary Phillips
October 27, 2014

I've been fighting for LGBT+ rights my entire adult life. It isn't a choice for me, it is just the right thing to do. However, sometimes it feels like allies are treated more like enemies when they...

Students disagree over LGBT+ allyship

October 18, 2014

[View the story "What role should LGBT+ allies play?" on Storify]Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going.Alyssa Dunning can be reached at [email protected] or @alyssadunning3...

‘Cat Bites: Gay athletes deserve to play

Nick Woodard
February 15, 2014

This week I’ve been asking everyone I can about one particular sports story. The discussions that ensued have, for the most part, been entirely different from each other. Yet they have all revolved...

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