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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…]

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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

Panelists Push Gun Control Laws

The government must introduce stricter gun-control laws in light of the June 12 Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, according to a panel on LGBTQ issues Nov. 9 in the Healey Family Student Center. In June, 50 people were killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub. Lisbeth Melendez Rivera, the director of Latino[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Activist Urges Reassessment of LGBTQ Movement

The mainstream LGBTQ movement has lost sight of its founders’ liberation ideology, according to author and activist Urvashi Vaid in a discussion of the political, local, national and global histories of the community Wednesday as a part of LGBTQ History Month. Speaking at the event “Reading Our Many Pasts,” organized[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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GUPride has apologized for its handling of race in its club after its Mr. Georgetown candidate, fifth from right, was criticized for a spoken word poem on race he performed.

Mr. GUPride Apology Issued

Georgetown University Pride apologized on Sunday for a spoken word poem presented by Willem Miller — the group’s representative at last Friday’s Mr. Georgetown pageant — in which he described his concerns about raising a black child in this country. In a Facebook statement, the group admitted to its troubled[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 5 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

A Call For More Than Thoughts and Prayers

There’s something really special to me about Latin music. There’s nothing quite like hearing the first few notes of a song from your childhood — the bongos, the cajon, the trumpets. Growing up in Miami, my music was never hard to find. I never went to a party that didn’t[Read More…]

by June 22, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
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The eighth annual Lavender Graduation, an effort to recognize the LGBTQ community at Georgetown, was held in the Healy Family Student Center on Wednesday.

Lavender Graduation Honors LGBTQ Community, Allies

The LGBTQ Resource Center and the Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life hosted the eighth annual Lavender Graduation, which seeks to celebrate the contributions and stories of Georgetown’s graduating LGBTQ community and its allies, in the Healey Family Student Center on Wednesday. The ceremony featured speeches from University President John J.[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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OWN IT 2016: Redefining Activism

Activism can be as simple as carrying a dildo. That was one of the many messages relayed by the “Redefining Activism” panelists, who kicked off the afternoon half of the OWN IT Summit on Saturday. Moderated by Jamia Wilson, feminist activist and executive director of Women, Action, and the Media:[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Equality Fight Goes On

In recent weeks, many Republican-led states — especially in the South — have made national headlines by considering, and in some cases passing, legislation promoting local anti-LGBTQ discrimination policies or enacting protections for businesses and other institutions that deny services to LGBTQ individuals and groups. The legislation is cloaked in[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top