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LGBT characters finally 3-D

A recent GLAAD study found that there are more gay, lesbian and bisexual characters portrayed on television today than ever before, meaning eyes are finally opening in TV land. As a society, our entertainment has always been seen as a reflection of ourselves: accentuating our deepest dreams and biggest fears all in the name of relatability. It made little sense, then, that over the last few years gay... 

Queer history reflects present day

Queer history reflects present day
LGBTQA community advocate Pablo Alvarez reads an excerpt from the book “Queer in Aztlan” during the reception at the West Gallery, located on the second floor of the Campus Center. A reception for the exhibition, “The Child and the Archive: Locating a Queer Past to Establish a Queer Present,” was held Oct. 9. As a gay Hispanic male Alvarez said he believes it is important for the archive to... 

Vigil celebrates LGBT community

Vigil celebrates LGBT community
Professor of Humanities Al Clark speaks about his experience as a straight ally during the Coming Out Vigil in the Chapel. The LGBT community came together Oct. 9 to celebrate and share their experiences with both prejudice and acceptance for the national observance. / photo by Megan Peralez Annabel Secaida Staff Writer In honor of LGBT History Month, the University of La Verne held its first Coming... 

‘Laramie Project’ approaches gay rights issues

Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor Center stage stood six chairs, all in a circle facing the audience, below a perimeter of transparent screens that outlined the ceiling of the Jane Dibbell Cabaret, projecting images related to each scene. “The Laramie Project,” performed by the theater department, shared a poignant message about a hate crime that happened in the city of Laramie, Wyoming back in 1998. In... 

Sam should be judged on talent

When NBA center Jason Collins openly came out as gay in April 2013, it was only a matter of time until more professional athletes would follow his example. Michael Sam, defensive lineman for the Missouri Tigers, came out in a recent interview with the New York Times. If he is picked during the draft, he will become the first openly gay player in the NFL. With the NFL combines and draft slowly approaching,... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I just wanted to thank the Campus Times, especially Christian Orozco, for the article last Friday (“Kennan fights for justice,” Oct. 11). I only hope that some people will read it and become involved in one or more of the many causes we need to fight for right now: Veteran’s benefits, LGBT rights, women’s rights, voting rights, raising the minimum wage, supporting organizations... 

Commentary: Collins’ courage will change sports culture

<i>Commentary</i>: Collins’ courage will change sports culture
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor It has been long overdue. Finally an active member of one the four major sports leagues in the United States has come out as an openly gay man. NBA free agent Jason Collins broke Twitter the morning of April 29 with his announcement, via a Sports Illustrated essay, that he was gay. While he is not the first athlete to come out, he is the first active male athlete to do so.... 

Policy would not help gay scouts

In an attempt to prevent further backlash received over the past few months, the Boy Scouts of America announced in April its proposal to allow gay boys into its ranks – but still no gay adult troop leaders. Needless to say, the proposal has done little for the organization amid the controversy, instead shedding light on the group’s out-dated discriminatory values. The decision, should it be... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you, Jason Collins. The courage and dignity that it took to reveal your true identity is very inspiring. I watch a segment of our society continue to vilify gays and lesbians and I am struck by the fact that same-minded people were vilifying interracial marriage (“It will destroy the institution of marriage”) and equality for African-Americans (“The Bible says they should be... 

Gay athletes find ‘Fearless’ way to speak up

Christian Orozco Sports Writer Students and student athletes filled Villalobos Hall at Whittier College on Tuesday to hear Jeff Sheng, the creator of “Fearless,” speak. Sheng’s “Fearless” is a photography and video project about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes on high school and college sports teams. Sheng began by showing the audience the numerous tennis trophies that he... 
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