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GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

GSEC hosts second day of queer and trans conference

Rayanne Painter

April 17, 2019

The second day of the trans and queer conference was hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition on Saturday in the Bell Memorial Union. This conference was the first of many events to kick off the GSEC’s Gender and Sexuality Week.Queer program coordinator Drew Belisle began the conference by touching bas...

Stonewall Alliance hosts teen dance for Trans week

Stonewall Alliance hosts teen dance for Trans week

Josiah Nicholl

April 8, 2018

Stonewall Alliance, an organization committed to providing support for the LGBTQ community, partnered with CAVE on Saturday to host a free dance for teens. The Stonewall Trans Week Team Dance lasted from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the First Christian Church and was for teens aged 13-18. The theme of the da...

Trump limits transgender troops from serving in the military

Trump limits transgender troops from serving in the military

Karen Limones

April 3, 2018

It seems that every time we are given a specific opportunity, a new policy is created for a different opportunity to get taken away. Among those, President Donald Trump announced a new memo that reaffirms a policy against transgender troops services. According to Newsweek, Trump decided transgender people were a disruption and left the military “burdened with the tremendous m...

Trans conference spurs political discussion

Michael Fritz

April 4, 2017

"The personal was political" at the 4th Annual Trans Conference held at Chico State on March 26. Attendees and panel members discussed trans rights topics such as health care access, education and the lack of discussion of gender and sexual diversity in politics in four different workshops.“Appealing insurance plan coverage...

It’s time to recognize the 3rd gender

It’s time to recognize the 3rd gender

Dylan Dewit

February 14, 2015

Despite consistent social activism and progress, the binary of gender identity proves to be one of America’s most inappropriately ingrained conventions. We simply cannot break away from the limitations of male and female. Let’s say students are registering for classes at Chico State.They are asked ...

Unisex bathrooms provide privacy for all

Julianna Eveland

January 31, 2014

When I first heard about the recent changes Chico State made to accommodate transgender students by adding unisex bathrooms in the Bell Memorial Union I was taken aback. I was unfamiliar with this concept and although I have no ill feelings towards people who identify with being transgender, I found ...

New restrooms welcome everyone

New restrooms welcome everyone

Mozes Zarate

January 22, 2014

Construction of the first of three gender-inclusive restroom in the Bell Memorial Union wrapped up Monday afternoon. The restrooms were funded by the Associated Students at Chico State and cost around $140,000 to build, said Kory Acosta, vice president of Facilities and Services. The intention is to accommodate gender variant st...

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