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‘Love, Simon’ inspires people to be who they are

‘Love, Simon’ inspires people to be who they are

Julia Maldonado

March 26, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Mobile Headlines, Showcase

It doesn’t get cheesier than a guy searching for his perfect love story. Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) has a seemingly normal life with a loving family in a picturesque suburban home and a great group of friends to carpool with to school every day. However, Simon has “one huge a** secret:”...

Annual celebration of Chico Pride 2017

Annual celebration of Chico Pride 2017

Luke Dennison

August 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community

Chico hosts their annual Chico Pride 2017 Festival. Coinciding with welcome week at Chico State, Chico's Pride event took place in the City Center. Inclusiveness, acceptance, and understanding were the message sent during the event. A diverse amount of individuals of all ethnicity's and genders attended the event.   "If we can get p...

Biphobia a real problem

Biphobia a real problem

Lorinda Sasan and Dongyoung Won

October 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The United States has come a long way with LGBTQ rights. Over a year ago the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. LGBTQ people see more representation in the media with active celebrities advocating for the support of the community. It's not only limited to famous peopl...

Students navigate being Latinx and LGBTQ

Students navigate being Latinx and LGBTQ

Bianca Quilantan

October 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

“It was something that was known, but never spoken about,” until the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center and the Chicano Latino Council led to a panel of Chico State students speaking about navigating the intersections of LGBTQ identities and being Latinx as a part of Queer Week. Latinx is a gender-neutral...

Chico Pride returns to celebrate LGBTQ community

Chico Pride returns to celebrate LGBTQ community

Cassandra Porter and Jae Siqueiros

August 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Rainbow colors, booming music and smiling faces filled the Chico City Plaza this Saturday afternoon for the Pride Festival. The event was hosted by the Chico Stonewall Alliance, a non-profit agency committed to cultivating a safe, open and inclusive environment for all members of the LGBTQ community....

Day against homophobia absent at Chico State

Day against homophobia absent at Chico State

Amelia Storm

May 17, 2016


Filed under Breaking News

On May 17, over 130 countries around the world celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. This event was created in 2004 with the main purpose of drawing attention to violence and discrimination of the LGBTI community. The date was chosen to commemorate the May 17, 1990 decis...

LGBT resources on campus to be addressed this semester

LGBT resources on campus to be addressed this semester

Elizabeth Castillo

October 25, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

This semester, Chico State hopes to improve LGBT resources on campus after receiving three out of five stars on a national ranking. The Campus Pride Index evaluates colleges based on a variety of LGBT inclusion factors. Some members of the LGBT communities on campus experience issues with inc...

Chico Pride attendees ashamed of Mormon vendor

Chico Pride attendees ashamed of Mormon vendor

Jenice Tupolo

August 24, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Stonewall Alliance, a local non-profit organization, celebrated its 25th anniversary of Chico Pride this weekend. Although the event was intended to be all-inclusive, some attendees were offended by one vendor in particular. Saturday’s Pride festival took place in City Plaza featuring booths and...

Gay rights advocates displeased with Indiana act, California initiative

Gay rights advocates displeased with Indiana act, California initiative

Joe Silva

April 7, 2015


Filed under News

With the recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the proposal of the Sodomite Suppression act in California, LGBTQ+ advocates have been trying to raise attention to these legislations. Though the Indiana act was only signed this Tuesday, it has already caused a national uproar. Hundreds have take...

Students disagree over LGBT+ allyship

Alyssa Dunning

October 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Tweet Talks

[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 on Twitter....

Americans shouldn’t fear identity labels

Alyssa Dunning

October 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While Raven-Symone may want to live in a colorless world, I don't.Raven-Symone made news headlines when she told Oprah in an interview that she doesn't like to label herself African-American or gay. While I understand her sentiments, getting rid of labels won't change anything. Labels will never be the actua...

‘In the closet’: A fate worse than death

‘In the closet’: A fate worse than death

Zachary Phillips

October 11, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve hated the word “closet” ever since I learned it was more than a place for storing shoes. Of all the phrases people could have conjured to describe hiding one’s sexuality out of fear and shame, they picked “in the closet,” as if I had just spent half of my life hanging out in the dark w...

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