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

‘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, like Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue is the Warmest Colour,” for example. Others, however, are ca...

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

‘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 for some clothing. From shoes, sweaters, shirts, pants, dresses, etc. anything was up for grabs...

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 and sexuality" through his art he calls "queer desire". Christian Solis can be reached at t...

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 at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

Queer Week movie discusses conversion therapy

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 Center.The movie is about Jared Eamons, a gay college student whose father is a preacher. Whe...

Chico State Queer Week ends with celebration

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 coordinator, Drew Gonzalez, and Sawyer McAvoy, Trans Program Coordinator spoke on the importance of...

The legacy of the Stonewall riots

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 a timeline of the movement and its evolution.The timeline begins in 1924 when the first gay rights or...

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

Carolyn Allen

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 noon to 6 p.m. the goal of the center is to cultivate a safe, open and inclusive environment for membe...

Chico drag queens throw most glamourous birthday party of the year

Chico drag queens throw most glamourous birthday party of the year

Melissa Joseph

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 their sets. The night quickly livened as queens took the stage to lip sync and dance their hearts...

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

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

Melissa Joseph

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 created by the Stonewall Youth Group, an organization geared towards giving LGBTQ youth a safe spac...

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

Christian Solis, Visuals Editor

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 with Jessie Mercer, these weeks featured artist to talk about a project she's working on with the keys...

Queer Prom offers music, dancing and inclusivity

Queer Prom offers music, dancing and inclusivity

Angel Ortega

April 22, 2019

The second annual Queer Prom, organized and promoted by Chico State’s Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC), was hosted on Saturday at the Bell Memorial Union. Queer Prom was held as part of Gender and Sexuality Week, in which GSEC puts on many inclusive events for the LGBTQ community and their...

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