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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... 

New organization brings PRIDE to campus

Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer A year and half ago, graduate students of the University La Verne’s psychology department joined together to create Students of PRIDE. PRIDE stands for Psychology Respecting Inclusivity Diversity and Equality. The objective of the club is to create and promote a climate of inclusivity and equality, said Adam Wiswell, the club’s co-chair, who is in his third year in... 

Transgenders deserve same acceptance

On May 9 the lead singer of Against Me!, Tom Gabel, has announced that he is beginning the transition from male to female. He has already begun taking estrogen and underwent electrolysis to remove body hair so he could decide if he wants to have gender reassignment surgery. Gabel has gender dysmorphia – a condition in which people feel they have been trapped in the wrong gender. When he came out... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Kudos to President Obama for voicing his approval of gay marriage. It was a courageous act, considering the incredible bigotry and hatred that some people are directing at our LGBT brethren. I hear people use Biblical quotations to justify their positions against gays/lesbians, and it reminds me of the 1960s, when I was a Civil Rights Worker trying to change our treatment of Black people... 

Pageant should include all women

As the Miss Universe Canada competition is narrowed to the top 65 candidates, the contest officials have focused their attention to one of the finalists, because she was once a he. Jenna Talackova is a male to female transgender who has been living as a recognized woman since her gender reassignment surgery in 2008, when she was 19 years old. Talackova entered the pageant meeting all outlined requirements... 

PRIDE Conference focuses on LGBT issues

PRIDE Conference focuses on LGBT issues
Arlene Noriega, American Psychological Association Division 44 president elect, delivers the morning keynote address at the Culture and Social Justice Within the Rainbow inaugural conference in the Campus Center Ballroom on Saturday. The event, coordinated by Students of PRIDE, was hosted by the University of La Verne department of psychology. The conference focused on the treatment of clients that... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I was so pleased to read your article and the fact that “Students generally feel safe and accepted at La Verne.” (“Graduate study focuses on LGBT students,” March 9). This is part of who we are as Leos and we must all stand up for the needs of all of our students. As an alumnus of the University of Rhode Island, which has a much larger student body, I have been saddened to read... 

Graduate study focuses on LGBT students

Robert Penalber Staff Writer Members of the LGBT community generally feel accepted on campus, but do not necessarily know where to turn when they need help, a qualitative research study found. Resident directors Lisa Tundis and Garrett Isom conducted the study focussing on members of the LGBT community to measure their overall experience at the University. The study began in Sept. 2011 and lasted nine... 

Students hold silent protest for LGBT rights

Students hold silent protest for LGBT rights
Marissa Ulrich and Jennifer Leyva participate in the National Day of Silence held April 15 at Sneaky Park. The protest, sponsored by the Rainbow Alliance, calls attention to the problem of bullying faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. / photo by David Bess Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor Sara Montgomery Staff Writer On April 15, the University of La Verne’s Sneaky... 
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