Post Tagged with: "lgbtq"

The Intent Behind the Proposed LGBTQ Checkbox

To the Editor: Two viewpoints that appeared in The Hoya last week, (“As Bias Lingers, LGBTQ Students Need Safeguards,” A3, March 30, 2012; “Acceptance Shouldn’t be Optional, but Expected,” A3, March 27, 2012) have initiated a lot of discussion about a possible LGBTQ-friendly checkbox on the Campus Housing Roommate Matching System. This is an initiative that[Read More…]

by April 2, 2012 0 comments Opinion

As Bias Lingers, LGBTQ Students Need Safeguards

Upon reading “Acceptance Shouldn’t Be Optional, but Expected” (The Hoya, A3, March 27, 2012), we were excited to see campus issues pertinent to the LGBTQ community at Georgetown entering conversations here in a significant way. While I do not disagree that dialogue is a part of a Georgetown education, and that dialoguespecifically on acceptance of LGBTQ members needs[Read More…]

by March 29, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Tagliabues’ $1M Donation Not Yet Ready

The $1 million donated by Board of Directors Chairman Paul Tagliabue (CAS ’62) and his wife Chandler to the LGBTQ Resource Center in October will soon become available to its staff. The donation must be invested and processed fully by the Office of Financial Affairs before funds become accessible. This[Read More…]

by March 27, 2012 0 comments News

Acceptance Shouldn’t Be Optional, but Expected

Among the promises made by new Geogetown University Student Association President Clara Gustafson (SFS ’13) and Vice President Vail Kohnert-Yount (SFS ’13), one particularly caught my eye: On their campaign website, the executive team has indicated their intent to add an LGBTQ-friendlycheckbox to CHARMS. Speaking as an openly gay man, I am deeply opposed to this initiative.[Read More…]

by March 26, 2012 0 comments Opinion

STIRRETT: Advancing Gay Rights

Fifty years ago, same-sex marriage would have been as unthinkable as a man named Barack Hussein Obama being elected President of the United States. In 2012, rather than being an issue discussed at the margins, gay marriage has become one of the most debated topics in national discourse, finding strong[Read More…]

by February 16, 2012 0 comments Opinion, Uncategorized

Magazine Hopes to Involve LGBTQ Community

Hoping to make the publication a more permanent fixture on campus, the LGBTQ Resource Center will sponsor and publish the university’s LGBTQ-focused magazine this year. Students are invited to submit artwork, photography, poetry and other creative media to the publication, which is called The Zine. This year’s issue will be published in April. “The general[Read More…]

by February 16, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized
Transgender Advocate Shares Story

Transgender Advocate Shares Story

Donna Rose, a transsexual who champions the right of self-expression, spoke Tuesday about her personal experiences and challenged traditional views of gender roles as part of Gender Liberation Week. Rose, an author and advocate for the transgender community, acknowledged that although transexuality is an uncomfortable subject for many, it is one that[Read More…]

by November 16, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News
The Struggle Within: A Soldier’s Hidden War

The Struggle Within: A Soldier’s Hidden War

Jonathan Hopkins was a casualty of war, though not the kind he had been trained to fight. As a West Point cadet, Hopkins, now a graduate student at Georgetown, had been schooled in the intricacies of international relations. As an infantry officer, he had been drilled in effective combat techniques.[Read More…]

by September 16, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Campus Honors LGBTQ Community With Lavender Graduation

Georgetown’s LGBTQ community held its third annual Lavender Graduation Monday night, celebrating the graduation of 61 undergraduates, graduates and law students of the class of 2011. The event in Copley Formal Lounge featured keynote speaker Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.). One of four openly gay members of the 111th Congress, Cicilline (LAW[Read More…]

by May 3, 2011 0 comments Campus News

Campus Reacts to Trivia Name Issue

After a “Vox Populi” blog post last month ranked the most offensive Tombs Trivia team names, several Georgetown women’s groups have joined forces to raise awareness of campus issues they say the teams trivialized. Creators of the I Am Jane Hoya Campaign for Change said they aim to raise awareness[Read More…]

by April 29, 2011 0 comments News