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In Illinois Senate race, a battle over who has better gay rights record

By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Washington Bureau

March 30, 2016

Filed under Uncategorized

While states such as Georgia and North Carolina are split over discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, the major-party candidates to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate are fighting it out o...

Only 29 percent of Hollywood’s speaking roles are filled by women, study says

By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times

February 24, 2016

Filed under Uncategorized

An extensive new study of diversity in Hollywood paints a damning portrait of the film and television industry behind and in front of the camera, describing the media landscape as "whitewashed" and calling the lack of inclusion...

Tearing down gender constructs

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

April 15, 2015

Filed under Campus, City, News

Gender policing — the imposition of “normal” gender expressions on an individual who does not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth — has become an issue within the LGBTQ community as traditional gender ...

Blood drive continues to ban sexually active gay men

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

March 18, 2015

Filed under Campus, City, News

The Student Center is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive later this week. However, men who have had sex with another man since 1977 will not be permitted to donate.Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer advocates say t...

Catholic church works toward LGBTQ integration

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

March 5, 2015

Filed under City, News

The word “catholic” mean “universal,” said The Rev. Robert Flannery, priest at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Carbondale.The church is implementing this title translation toward increased inclusion of those in...

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