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    Dutch Bros on Esplanade temporarily closed

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It’s not all rainbows —  A look at biphobia

Hunter Casperson, Opinion Editor // March 4, 2023

I realized I was bisexual when I learned what scissoring was and responded with, “that sounds so hot I would totally do that.” It wasn’t until summer of 2021 that I started questioning my sexuality....

GSEC Coordinator Abraham Trujillo and a lineup of performers. Photo taken by Sel Hartman

Drag is for everyone

Samanta Sanchez, Reporter // November 2, 2022

Men dress up as women, women dress up as men and people who are neither dress as either.  There are so many misconceptions about drag. Most people think that drag is only for people that identify...

graphic design of south 405 highway

What once was

Walker Hardy, Writer // October 21, 2022

Introduction My blurry, blue eyes lock onto the dark, gray asphalt of South 405 as I fly through the Oregon mountains and pass into the valleys of Northern California. The dashing of yellow lines drags...

The Laramie Project streamed Nov. 11 and tells the heartbreaking story of Matthew Shepard.

‘The Laramie Project’ tells a universally powerful story

Danielle Kessler, Editor // 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...

Left to right: Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant star as Héloïse and Marianne in Portrait of a Lady on Fire. 
Courtesy of Pyramide Films

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

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // 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,...

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

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

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

Christian Solis // 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

Christian Solis // 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...

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

Queer Week movie discusses conversion therapy

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...

Love and acceptance all around during this pride march. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Chico State Queer Week ends with celebration

Alex Coba // 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 Stonewall timeline and exhibit included some photos from the Stonewall riots in 1969 Photo credit: Danielle Kessler

The legacy of the Stonewall riots

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

Carolyn Allen // October 1, 2019
The largest LGBTQ+ center north of Sacramento is right here in Chico.
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