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A fetish is not an excuse to sexualize LGBTQ people

A fetish is not an excuse to sexualize LGBTQ people

Melissa Joseph

September 13, 2019

When a person's sexual identity and gender fluidity are used as the determining factor for another's sexual gratification, the LGBTQ+ community becomes increasingly vulnerable to harassment and exploitation.Unlike kinks, fetishes are characterized by their necessity rather than desire. People with fetishes are sexually...

Community brunch held as Chico Pride week concludes

Community brunch held as Chico Pride week concludes

Angel Ortega

August 27, 2019

Chico Pride Week ended with a brunch held at One Mile Recreation Area, hosted by The Stonewall Alliance of Chico on Sunday. Chico Pride began on August 22 and lasted four days this year. Event organizer Celeste Cramer said that this year, they expected 4,000 people to attend the brunch. The food was donated and catere...

Don’t be fooled, Coachella is no paradise

Don’t be fooled, Coachella is no paradise

Rayanne Painter

April 28, 2019

Thousands of people just spent thousands of dollars to sweat in the California desert. Yes, I’m serious.But, that’s only the tip of the iceberg (or, the sand dune) when it comes to the monstrosity that is Coachella. Not only is this music festival really only used as a chance for privilege...

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Playlist: 11 songs from talented LGBTQ+ musicians

Rayanne Painter

April 2, 2019

As a queer woman, I often relate more to music made by queer artists.I jam out to many songs made by folks outside of the LGBTQ+ community as well, but these songs and artists hold a special place in my heart. No matter what you identify as, I invite you to listen to these songs along with me and su...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Rayanne Painter

February 18, 2019

There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition and local acting talent hosted their annual performance of Eve Ensler’s “Th...

Voting is crucial for this upcoming election

Voting is crucial for this upcoming election

Rayanne Painter

November 5, 2018

Nov. 6 is coming, and as people residing in the U.S, we all have important decisions to make.It’s no secret that politics are a headache, inducing, confusing and sometimes manipulative, during this time of year. Politicians, and those supporting their campaigns, have a tendency to do anything ...

Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

Bisexual people deserve respect and validation

Rayanne Painter

October 29, 2018

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...

Blood donors wanted: unless you’re gay

Blood donors wanted: unless you’re gay

Rayanne Painter

October 21, 2018

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...

Chico State Pride hosts Coming Out dance party

Chico State Pride hosts Coming Out dance party

Alex Coba

October 12, 2018

The lights were strobing, balloons were bouncing and people were busting a move to the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna, all to celebrate a very important moment in an LGBTQ+ member's life.As part of Queer Week at Chico State, Chico State Pride (CSP) in conjunction with The Hub Productions, celebrated the act of com...

Stonewall Alliance hosts teen dance for Trans week

Stonewall Alliance hosts teen dance for Trans week

Josiah Nicholl

April 8, 2018

Stonewall Alliance, an organization committed to providing support for the LGBTQ community, partnered with CAVE on Saturday to host a free dance for teens. The Stonewall Trans Week Team Dance lasted from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the First Christian Church and was for teens aged 13-18. The theme of the da...

‘A Fantastic Woman’ is a brilliant foreign film

‘A Fantastic Woman’ is a brilliant foreign film

Angel Ortega

April 6, 2018

Landmark Chilean film "A Fantastic Woman" brings a refreshing look at romantic dramas. Marina Vidal (Daniela Vega), a transgender woman, is a singer and waitress who has recently moved in with her partner, Orlando Onetto (Francisco Reyes). When Orlando dies one night, Marina must overcome obstacles as she fa...

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

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...

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