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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 Hagey· · 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 ·
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A look at The Rainbow Centre’s 5th annual Trans Allyship Workshop

On Thursday, Oct. 25, the WLU Rainbow Centre hosted part one their annual Trans Allyship workshop series, taking place at the Paul Martin Centre.  The workshop was facilitated by trans community organizers to give participants the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to practice allyship with trans students within our community. “Trans Allyship is a workshop that was created […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
Rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Uptown, vandalized three days later

Rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Uptown, vandalized three days later

This past Wednesday May 30, Waterloo’s first rainbow crosswalk was officially unveiled in the heart of uptown  located on Willis Way near the Waterloo Town Square. Dave Jaworsky, mayor of Waterloo, Melissa Durrell, uptown councillor, Tracy Van Kalsbeek, UpTown Waterloo BIA executive director, individuals from OK2BME and a crowd of over almost 30 were there to commemorate the unveiling. The […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·