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UNBROKEN HORIZONS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION INC Unbroken Horizon board member Kyle Fortenberry, President and Founder Seth Owen, Vice President Zenja Key Stallworth and board member Kaylee Petik attend the Equality Florida Great Jacksonville Gala to accept recognition for their work on behalf of LGBTQ high school students.

Months After Separating From Parents, GU Student Creates Fund for LGBTQ Students

Seth Owen (SFS ’22) has raised over $30,000 for his scholarship fund toward financial assistance for LGBTQ high school students after it officially launched Feb. 25. Owen was able to found the Unbroken Horizons Scholarship Fund following a $25,000 donation from Ellen DeGeneres and Cheerios. The fund will provide five[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 2 comments News, News - Top
DC TRIATHALON CLUB | Despite more LGBTQ-friendly spaces on campus, university students are regularly losing access to queer nightlife establishments in the city. Such closures represent the persistent struggle for LGBTQ students to find communities with which to celebrate their identities.

LGBTQ Nightlife Dissipates in the District

As students left campus for spring break, Georgetown’s queer community lost another one of its dwindling LGBTQ nightlife establishments, calling into the question the state of safe spaces for queer individuals. Washington, D.C., has the largest proportion of LGBTQ residents of any U.S. state or territory, according to a recent[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
BET FILMS | Ali Davis, played by Taraji P. Henson, embodies values of a hardworking, empowering and independent woman. After a shaman gives her a strong concotion to drink, Ali  obtains the ability to hear men’s thoughts, revealing their darkest secrets and true desires. “What Men Want” surpasses its predecessor by addressing gender and race.

‘What Men Want’ Highlights Humor, Diversity

“What Men Want,” the 2019 adaption of the early 2000s Mel Gibson film “What Women Want,” is a sharper, funnier, more inclusive take on the original concept. Directed by Hollywood veteran Adam Shankman, with a cast led by Taraji P. Henson, the film does the work its predecessor could not.[Read More…]

VIEWPOINT: On LGBTQ, GUSA Candidates Unprepared

When it comes to LGBTQ issues, this year’s candidates for the Georgetown University Student Association executive offer little beyond the empty buzzword of “diversity.” To provide insight into what these candidates can do for the LGBTQ community, a coalition of the major LGBTQ clubs on campus — GU Pride, Queer[Read More…]

by February 4, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
AMANDA VAN ORDEN/THE HOYA Al Castillo (SFS '22) has found spaces to represent himself at Georgetown.

Trans, Nonbinary Students Forge Spaces Despite Difficulties

For Al Castillo (SFS ’22), Georgetown felt like a chance to finally represent himself in his honest form. “When I was in high school, I presented myself as a girl — that was who I was,” said Castillo, who uses he/him pronouns. “Now, I was able to present myself as[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Features, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Engage LGBTQ in Catholic Community

Once a month, the Catholic community here at Georgetown University hosts “Hospitality Sunday.” We order food, decorate Dahlgren Quad and stick around after Mass while faith groups advertise their programs. In September, a gay student ordered the food. A gay student played the piano. A gay student read the psalm.[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
NATIONAL CATHEDRAL Matthew Shepard will find his resting place at the Washington National Cathedral 20 years after he was targeted and killed for his sexual orientation. Shepard’s parents were initially reluctant to bury their son in 1998 following his murder, fearing potential vandalism at his grave, but have decided to inter his ashes at the cathedral Oct. 26 because of the importance of the Episcopal Church in Shepard’s life.

Matthew Shepard to Be Interred at National Cathedral

The ashes of Matthew Shepard will be interred at the Washington National Cathedral on Friday, Oct. 26, 20 years after his murder in a homophobic hate crime. When he was 21 years old, Shepard was killed in a hate crime that drew nationwide attention in 1998. Shepard’s parents cremated him[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE: LGBTQ Activists Fight for University Recognition

In September 2007, a Georgetown University student was attacked by a group of men, including another Georgetown student, according to The Hoya and The Washington Examiner. The attackers yelled homophobic slurs at the victim, who suffered cuts, bruises and a broken thumb. The incident was just one example in a[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
DENNIS KIM FOR THE HOYA Former Georgetown University Senior Vice President of Development Dan Porterfield (COL '83) (left) and Provost's distinguished Professor of History and African-American Studies Marcia Chatelain (right) discussed student involvement in the creation and expansion of the LGBTQ resource center at an event honoring the center's 10th anniversary Oct. 15.

LGBTQ Resource Center Owes Success to Student Activism, University Official Says

Student activists brought about the establishment of the LGBTQ Resource Center and their energy helped sustain the center, Dan Porterfield (COL ’83), Georgetown University’s former senior vice president of development, said Monday at a discussion in honor of the 10th anniversary of Georgetown’s LGBTQ Center. The event, cohosted by the[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA The LGBTQ Resource Center is sponsoring OUTtober, a month-long program seeking to address emerging issues faced by members of the LGBTQ community through a series of keynote speakers and on-campus events.

OUTober Encourages Renewed Activism

The LGBTQ Resource Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary with OUTober, an annual monthlong programming series honoring the LGBTQ community, this month. This year’s theme, “Looking Forward,” aims to build off the current on-campus LGBTQ infrastructure to identify emerging issues for the community through a series of keynote speakers, discussions[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top