Post Tagged with: "lgbtq"

Homeless Youth Surveyed

A recent D.C. Department of Human Services survey found that 43 percent of the District’s 330 homeless youths identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to D.C.’s first Homeless Youth Census released Jan. 13. The youths surveyed were living on the streets, in a housing program or without a[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Employment Study Prompts Look at Transgender Rights

A D.C. Office of Human Rights report published Nov. 3 found that transgender citizens in Washington, D.C., face significant barriers in seeking employment amid discussions regarding transgender discrimination on campus and at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The data revealed that transgender individuals are less likely to be hired than cisgender[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
QUALLEN: Georgetown Academy: A Match In The Wind

QUALLEN: Georgetown Academy: A Match In The Wind

In 1965, Herbert Marcuse called for a new, repressive kind of tolerance. In 1987, Allan Bloom declared that relativism had closed the American mind. In 1991, The Georgetown Academy sprang into life between the slender legs of their powerful conflict. And now, it’s back. The Academy, which has oscillated between[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Georgetown That Saved Me

The Georgetown That Saved Me

I read critics’ discussion regarding OUTober. Allow me to explain why we need this. Allow me to explain to you why the work of the LGBTQ Resource Center, the work of GU Pride and the work of Georgetown University to fund these entities is not only a good thing to[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 13 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GU Pride organized a celebration of Coming Out Day in Red Square last Friday to kick off the 11th annual OUTober, which includes 15 other events organized by the LGBTQ Resource Center throughout October and the first three weeks of November.

OUTober Programming Focuses on Trans Rights

OUTober, a six-week long celebration of the LGBTQ community organized by the LGBTQ Resource Center and GU Pride, returned to campus this month in its 11th annual iteration with increased programming for transgender history and rights. In conjunction with student organizations and academic departments, the LGBTQ Resource Center has organized[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown students gathered outside of the Supreme Court this morning to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage.

Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide this morning in a 5-4 ruling. Thousands of supporters, including Georgetown students, celebrated the ruling outside the Supreme Court for hours after the decision was announced at around 10 a.m. Justice Anthony Kennedy authored the majority opinion. “It would misunderstand these men and[Read More…]

by June 26, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

In Transition, But Incomplete

On her first day of classes at Georgetown in 2012, one of Celeste Chisholm’s (COL ’15) professors called her “Jonathan.” Chisholm corrected the professor, explaining that she prefers to be called Celeste. She assumed that after the exchange, her situation was obvious and her classmates understood that she is a[Read More…]

by May 15, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

LGBTQ Cultural Competency Bill Introduced

Members of the D.C. Council introduced the LGBTQ Cultural Competency Continuing Education Amendment Act on April 14 – a bill that would require all health care professionals to receive additional cultural competency training, with the aim of improving care for the LGBTQ community. The legislation proposes that all health care[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Fighting Trans Homelessness

In response to the effect of disproportionate levels of homelessness on LGBTQ youth, a new youth shelter is the first of its kind to offer protection for transgender youth in the District. Ruby Corado, an advocate for LGBTQ rights, heads Casa Ruby, a nonprofit organization that currently provides meals, case[Read More…]

by March 31, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Daniel Cardinali (SFS ’88) delivered the keynote at the IgnatianQ conference Sunday in the Healey Family Student Center.

Keynote Reflects on Jesuit Values in LGBTQ Identity

President of the Communities in Schools network, Daniel Cardinali (SFS ’88), delivered a keynote address on sexual identity and the role of Jesuit values in LGBTQ issues at the second annual IgnatianQ conference on Sunday. This past weekend, IgnatianQ hosted several guest lectures, panel discussions and workshops to promote dialogue[Read More…]

by March 31, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News