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Dating woes of a homosexual

Dating woes of a homosexual

Zachary Phillips

September 17, 2014


Filed under Features

Boy meets girl. They date, then separate. Love can be a fickle fiend, but hope springs eternal. For many college students, the dating game is as simple as that. But for a gay man in a small town, the pre-dating courtship phase is a time of worry and woe, with enough pitfalls to make even Lara Croft...

LGBTQ+ students deal with discrimination

LGBTQ+ students deal with discrimination

Madison Holmes

April 29, 2014


Filed under News

“You’re a fucking faggot,” were not the words Kory Masen wanted to hear on a walk through campus to meet up with friends.Masen, a junior at Chico State who identifies himself as a transgender queer man of color, said he was walking through campus when he was the target of a hate crime.A m...

‘Cat Bites: Gay athletes deserve to play

‘Cat Bites: Gay athletes deserve to play

Nicholas Woodard

February 15, 2014


Filed under Sports

This week I’ve been asking everyone I can about one particular sports story. The discussions that ensued have, for the most part, been entirely different from each other. Yet they have all revolved around the same, suddenly polarizing athlete — Michael Sam. The senior college football player and NFL hopeful from the...

Federal aid application now recognizes same-sex parents

Federal aid application now 
recognizes same-sex parents

Enrique Raymundo

February 4, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been updated to feature language that is more inclusive of those with same-sex parents.Previously, students could only list one parent on the application if their parents were in a same-sex relationship, married or otherwise, according to a press release on the federal aid website. The U.S...

Queer Week to begin this Saturday

Queer Week to begin this Saturday

Lindsay Pincus

October 2, 2013


Filed under News

The annual Queer Week is happening from Oct. 5-11 at Chico State. The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, the Stonewall Alliance and the university collaborated together to put on the events. Sarena Kirk, senior women’s studies and sociology major and LGBTQ+ program coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Equ...

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