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Ally Week promotes support of LGBTQ students

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018

Ally Week is being held this year from Monday, Sep. 24 to Friday, Sep. 28. Ally Week was designed to encourage American students to be allies with LGBTQ members of their communities and stand up against bullying and harassment targeting these individuals. It was created by members of the Gay Lesbian a...

Transgender rights in jeopardy, again

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education, under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, announced the department will no longer hear or take action on complaints relating to the bathroom and facility use of transgender students in public schools on Monday, Feb. 12. The decision makes it clear transgender students i...

Why We’re Silent

By Autumn Sanders, Hawkeye Contributor

May 14, 2018

The Day of Silence. The day where thousands of members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies come together in solace to represent the lost voices of our very own community. As Day of Silence starts, the pink triangles are passed out, pinned to our shirts and silencing our tongues. These pink triangl...

The LGBT community should not have to ask for Respect

By Sarah Schank, Op/ED Co-Editor

November 18, 2015

On June 9, 2015 Caitlyn Jenner officially transitioned to being a woman from her previous identity, Bruce Jenner. This was a significant event for the LGBT community because it provided a substantial amount of recognition for LGBT people from the general public. And when speaking at a Human Rights Ca...

‘Good Luck Charlie’ takes a different approach in the media world

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By Erin Hyatt

February 7, 2014

When you live in a society consumed by the media, it goes without saying that new and unprecedented topics are constantly being introduced to the younger generation, and few have left audiences in mutual agreement. In years past, outlets such as the Internet and television have cleverly danced around more controversial subjects – the “elephants in the ...

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