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‘The Laramie Project’ tells a universally powerful story

November 20, 2020

“The Laramie Project” premiered via livestream on Nov. 11 courtesy of the department of music and theater. It was second in the series of virtual performances that the department has put on this semester. The...

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’: a lesbian romance done with love

Left to right: Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant star as Héloïse and Marianne in
April 2, 2020

Of the vast amount of lesbian dramas that have emerged from the last decade, most have been the product of a male director, containing graphic sex scenes that don’t necessarily contribute to the plot,...

‘Trans* Week of Resilience’ ends with clothing swap and letters to incarcerated trans

The 'Trans* Week of Resilience' capped off with a clothing swap that saw a safe place for anyone to come in and take some free clothing. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar
November 23, 2019

The Bell Memorial Union room was the sight for some of the last events for the 'Trans* Week of Resilience' on Thursday. Room 210 was a spot where anyone, no matter how you identify, could come in and look...

The Orion Newscast: Ballet on the Ridge & Queer Desire Art

The Orion Newscast: Ballet on the Ridge & Queer Desire Art
November 6, 2019

https://youtu.be/nu0-Nnmpr2g This week on The Orion Newscast, reporters cover a ballet studio's struggle after the Camp Fire and Ryan Ramos aims to "... disrupt the conventional expectations of masculinity...

The Orion Newscast: Queer Week and Between Two Ferns Review

The Orion Newscast: Queer Week and Between Two Ferns Review
October 16, 2019

https://youtu.be/-A5oZXyoa1o This week on the Orion Newscast we cover Queer Week on Chico State campus and Angel Ortega reviews Between Two Ferns by Zach Galifianakis. Christian Solis can be reached...

Queer Week movie discusses conversion therapy

Tzanda Mendes and Nathan Zamudio wait for the film to start outside The Hub. Photo credit: Emily Neria
October 14, 2019

The Hub at Chico State hosted a viewing of "Boy Erased" on Tuesday for Queer Week. The showing was followed by a discussion with representatives from Catalyst Domestic Violence Services and Stonewall Alliance...

Chico State Queer Week ends with celebration

Love and acceptance all around during this pride march. Photo credit: Mary Vogel
October 14, 2019

As Queer Week drew to a close, both Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) and The Hub Productions ended the week on a high note with the Pride march and The Coming Out party. Queer program...

The legacy of the Stonewall riots

The Stonewall timeline and exhibit included some photos from the Stonewall riots in 1969 Photo credit: Danielle Kessler
October 14, 2019

A new exhibit at Chico State celebrates the importance of the Stonewall riots to the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Accompanying the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition's Queer Week, this exhibit showcases...

Chico Stonewall Alliance: Another Resource for the the LGBTQ+ Community

October 1, 2019

Founded in 1990 and located on East 6th Street, Stonewall Alliance Chico is a nonprofit organization that provides an array of services and support for the LGBTQ+ community. Open Monday to Friday from...

Chico drag queens throw most glamourous birthday party of the year

A drag queen waves to the audience. Photo credit: Hana Beaty
September 23, 2019

Performers and party-goers filled the El Rey Theater Friday night to celebrate Coco, a local drag queen's, birthday. The show, called “Coco Wonderland” started slowly as DJs took the stage to perform...

‘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...

Men’s Rugby Going to Nationals and Artist Makes Phoenix Out of Keys on the Orion Newscast 4/24/19

April 25, 2019

This week on #TheOrionNewscast: The Chico State Men's Rugby team is going to the national championship for the first time in the program's history. The Orion was given the opportunity to sit down...

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