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Chico State Queer Week ends with celebration

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

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 Orion’s weekly newscast Oct. 17

A Chico Unified School District bus proves at the Chico Parade of Lights that creativity does not stop with light decorations as any vehicle or object can be used as well. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Alex Grant, Christian Solis, and Alejandra Fraga

October 18, 2018

On this week's newscast, six stories are recapped by anchors Christian Solis and Alejandra Fraga. The story headlines listed below are organized by the time they appear in the newscast. 1) City council candidates converse on Chico concerns (0:06) 2) Students learn about civic engagement during...

Students navigate being Latinx and LGBTQ

(right to left) Panelists Cass Hernandez, Aldo Cruz, Gerson Cortes, Rachel Biccum and Seve Christian discuss how they navigate the intersection of their Latinx and LGBTQ identities. Photo credit: Bianca Quilantan

Bianca Quilantan

October 17, 2016

“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...

March celebrates coming out

Photograph by Shelby Keck
Chicoans gathered at Trinity Commons  for  a march in support of the LGBTQ+ community. The group proceeded downtown from the campus.

Bill Hall

October 16, 2013

“Gay, straight, black, white — marriage is a civil right.” The chant echoed through the streets of downtown Chico on Friday as students and supporters marched for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights. The pride march, held on National Coming Out Day, was one of the fina...

Chico State is taking back the word queer

Brooke Barnes

October 11, 2013

Chico State’s Queer Week put on by the Gender Sexuality and Equity Center is about recliaming the word queer and what it means to the individual. The word queer has been seen as hurtful and derogatory, said Serena Kirk, a senior multicultural gender studies major and coordinator for the GSEC. Kirk...

Panel discusses LGBTQ+ issues

Photograph by Norma Loya
Student Jose Mendoza and Chico community member Danielle Koss explain the term

Mozes Zarate

October 11, 2013

Members of the LGBTQ+ community presented a panel discussion in the Cross Cultural Leadership Center as part of Queer Week at Chico State Monday evening. The talk was coordinated by the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center and Associated Students LGBQT+ program. Panelists were joined by a crowd of students and community activists. “The panel allows st...

Queer Week to begin this Saturday

Queer Week to begin this Saturday

Lindsay Pincus

October 3, 2013

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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