The Orion

Gender inclusive restrooms; we all can do better

Gender inclusive restrooms; we all can do better

Rayanne Painter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

If you’re reading this, I’m going to make the assumption that you are human. You eat, you drink and if you do both of these things, you will have to dispose of bodily waste.Whether the urge to use the bathroom is at home or in public, most of us don’t have trouble finding a place t...

Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico’s community

Pride March gives participants a voice in Chico’s community

Alex Coba

October 14, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community

Cars could be heard honking as marchers chanted, “Our queer rights are under attack, what do we do," in the streets of downtown Chico. The participants were walking in the Pride March Friday, that was led by the Gender & Sexuality Equity Coalition (GSEC) as a part of “Queer Week." The march...

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Chico State’s drag show rocks the Bell Memorial Union

Grant Schmieding

October 13, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Showcase

Shiny wigs, high heels, capes and colorful lights awaited the line of students stretching out the door and down the street. Over 1,000 students and community members filled the Bell Memorial Union auditorium Thursday for Chico State’s fourth annual Drag Show. The show featured a supportive crowd with enough energy to give everyone ...

‘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...

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