Post Tagged with: "LGBTQ"

OUSA hosts 50th annual general assembly

OUSA’s annual fall general assembly took place from Nov. 1 to 3 at Brock University in St. Catharines to discuss and debate three policy papers on different topics: ancillary fees, gender and sexual diversity, two-spirit & LGBTQ+ students and student disability and inclusion. “It’s an opportunity for all the different member associations who comprise OUSA, for their students to get […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · National, News ·
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Canadian drag queen Brooke Lynn Hytes slays the stage at The Turret

She sashayed, she shantayed and she was a panther on that stage last night.  On Sept. 23, Laurier hosted a drag show featuring drag queens from the KW region and special guest, runner up in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11, Brooke Lynn Hytes.  From the moment you stepped into The Turret, the energy was something to behold. It appeared that […]

by Jade Hosick· · Arts and Life, Events ·
Four LGBTQ+ celebrities who are making a positive impact

Four LGBTQ+ celebrities who are making a positive impact

Although Pride Month may be wrapping up, there is no reason not to celebrate and be prideful all year long. By no means is this meant to be extensive, but here is a list of four celebrities who are making a difference within the LGBTQ+ community in 2019. Laverne Cox Laverne Cox is an American actress and activist within the transgender […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life, Uncategorized ·
President’s Note: stop trying to legitimize your bigotry with “straight pride”

President’s Note: stop trying to legitimize your bigotry with “straight pride”

For those of you who may be unaware of an event that sounds like it’s right out of The Onion, during this year’s Pride Month in Boston, a group called “Super Happy Fun America” declared their desire to host a “Straight Pride Parade” on Aug. 31.  The permit for the event was approved by the City of Boston, whose mayor, […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editors note: Showing pride in public

Editors note: Showing pride in public

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I were at Chainsaw with a group of our friends. Being together in public felt natural — her hand in mine, she leaned in to kiss me, when I realized a girl sitting at the table next to us had been staring intently at our affection. Later in the night, we went to the […]

by Safina Husein· · Opinion ·
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The connection between violent attacks and MAGA hats

Empire actor Jussie Smollett was attacked in a hate crime against him in Chicago last Tuesday, by two men wearing “Make America Great Again,” or MAGA, hats. The two men called him racist and homophobic slurs after identifying him as the character Jamal Lyon from Empire. In the show, Lyon faces adversity within his community for being a gay musician. […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
LGBTQ+ wellness study sheds light on some of the issues affecting marginalized communities

LGBTQ+ wellness study sheds light on some of the issues affecting marginalized communities

Though being part of the LGBTQ+ community in the Waterloo region might look like it is all rainbows and sparkles, things are a lot darker than they seem, as concluded and reiterated by The Outlook Study. The Outlook Study, led by Robb Travers, associate professor of Health Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, is one of the most comprehensive, in-depth studies […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·