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ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA
Students gather in the Healey Family Student Center to hear arguments in the Monday SAC hearing on Love Saxa.

Love Saxa Keeps University Funding After SAC Rejects Complaint

Student group Love Saxa is keeping its university funding and recognized status after the Student Activities Commission voted early this morning to recommend no action against the group. The commission voted 8-4 to reject a complaint filed by student LGBTQ activists Chad Gasman (COL ’20) and Jasmin Ouseph (SFS ’19)[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 11 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA

Love Saxa Funding, Status Remain Uncertain After Vote Postponed

The fate of student group Love Saxa’s funding and status as a university-recognized club remains uncertain after a meeting of the Student Activities Commission ended without a vote early Tuesday morning. The committee heard the complaint of two students opposed to Love Saxa, who argued that the university should not[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 11 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
STEPHANIE YUAN/THE HOYA
Amid a push to decriminalize sex work in Washington, D.C., several students at Georgetown engage in sugaring, a practice that relies on gifts or allowances from clients in exchange for sex, and escorting as a space to express their sexual identities.

Behind the Curtain: Students in Sex Work

Eric/a grappled with the idea of sex work for over a year before their first paid sexual encounter. Since the summer after their sophomore year, they were consumed by a mental calculus of risk. Eric/a weighed the risk of detection by the authorities, the university and fellow students. They considered[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 3 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
STEPHANIE YUAN/THE HOYA
The National Center for Transgender Equality reported that 37 percent of transgender respondents experienced psychological distress.

Anti-Trans Discrimination Rises in Washington, D.C.

Discrimination against transgender individuals is causing disproportionate mental health issues in the Washington, D.C. area, with 37 percent of trans respondents reporting psychological distress compared to an overall 5 percent national average in 2011, a National Center for Transgender Equality study found. The survey responses, coupled with increasing rates of[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 0 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
SPACE LAB
The original work of art, claimed by District artist Aja Adams, for which artist Lisa Thalhammer has taken full credit. The artists are engaged in a yearlong dispute over the rightful author of a mural.

District Artist Disputes Mural Credit, Copyright

More than 1,300 people have signed a petition launched Oct. 10 by Aja Adams, a Washington, D.C. artist who identifies as LGBTQIA, is seeking credit and compensation for a mural design she claims was stolen by artist Lisa Thalhammer. The conflict began in 2016 when Adams said she was approached[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
LGBTQ, Ally Community Celebrate Lavender Graduation

LGBTQ, Ally Community Celebrate Lavender Graduation

Three hundred members of the LGBTQ community and allies gathered at the ninth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2017 in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room last night. Organized by the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life, the[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

At a Crossroads: Hurdles Remain for LGBTQ Inclusion on Campus

Aaron Warga (SFS ’18) was tabling in Red Square for Transgender Day of Visibility when an admitted student asked about Georgetown’s housing process for gender-nonconforming students. Warga was at a loss for what to say. “They said ‘I am nonbinary, I identify as they/them/theirs. What are the housing policies here?’[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Students Advocate Progress On and Off Campus

In a year marked by protests in Washington, D.C., following President Donald Trump’s election and his new policies, Georgetown students advocated for progress in areas ranging from workers’ rights to protections for LGBTQ individuals. Workers’ Rights Seventeen members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee staged a 35-hour sit-in at University President[Read More…]

ELLA WAN/THE HOYA
Healy Hall is one of several public buildings on campus with single-stall restrooms that the university is planning to make gender-inclusive and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant.

University to Make Single-Stall Restrooms Gender-Inclusive Following Student Activism

The university and the Georgetown University Student Association LGBTQ Inclusivity policy team have launched an initiative to make single-stall restrooms in public buildings on campus both gender-inclusive and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant by the end of the semester. Currently, many public buildings on campus, including the Leavey Center, Healy Hall[Read More…]

by March 11, 2017 12 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Panel Warns Possible Shifts in Military Transgender Policy

Panel Warns Possible Shifts in Military Transgender Policy

President-elect Donald Trump’s future administrative appointments could spark a significant rollback of transgender rights in the military, according to panelists hosted by the Georgetown LGBTQ Resource Center and the Georgetown University Veterans Office on Monday. Georgetown’s Veterans Office Director LeNaya Hezel moderated the conversation between Shane McCammon, a veteran and[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top