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VIEWPOINT: Correct Transgender Stereotypes

The founders of the United States once identified “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as inalienable rights granted to every person. Unfortunately, these rights are not currently enjoyed by America’s transgender citizens. Last week, the Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military[Read More…]

by February 3, 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
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People from all backgrounds should participate in government, Del.Danica Roem (D-District 13) of the Virginia House of Delegates said.

Danica Roem Encourages Students to Take Ownership of Democracy

The current federal government’s policies threaten the rights of transgender people, Del. Danica Roem (D-District 13) of the Virginia House of Delegates said at an event in the Healey Family Student Center Social Room on Oct. 30. Roem ran for the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017, after working as[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Fonda Urges Action Against Unfair Labor Practices

Actress and political activist Jane Fonda called on progressive Americans to organize increased opposition to unfair labor policies in the United States during a discussion about sexual assault and harassment in the services industry Monday. Partnering with the Restaurant Opportunities Center United, a workers’ advocacy group, Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 1 comment 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
Respect Trans Patients

Respect Trans Patients

This fall, the O’Neil Institute for National and Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center will host a colloquium on the role of law and policy in affirming the rights of transgender individuals, marking a great step forward in the university’s effort to promote diversity and inclusivity. However,[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - 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
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Area college students organized a march and rally in Mount Vernon Square to draw attention to problems faced by the transgender community, following teenager Leelah Alcorn’s suicide.

Rally Promotes Transgender Rights

Transgender teen Leelah Alcorn’s suicide sparked the support of trans activists and community members, who gathered at the Justice for Leelah Alcorn Rally and March, organized by students from area colleges in Mount Vernon Square on Saturday. Seventeen-year-old Alcorn committed suicide by walking into oncoming traffic on an interstate freeway outside[Read More…]

by January 13, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Protesters gathered to mourn the passing of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teenager from Ohio

Photos of the Week: Jan. 12

Photos of the Week: Jan. 12 – Jan. 16 include a transgender rights protest in memory of Leelah Alcorn, a women’s basketball 69-61 victory over Providence on Saturday, a presentation by Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. on human dignity issues and more. View More Galleries

by January 13, 2015 0 comments Photography, Uncategorized
Television Review: ‘Transparent’

Television Review: ‘Transparent’

★★★★★ When a typical student thinks of the website Amazon, he or she likely thinks of it as a center of online shopping to buy textbooks or something he or she needs for his or her room. However, Amazon appears ready to change that view of itself with its foray[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide