Tagged - LGBTQ

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie headlines Mel Weekend amid transphobia controversy

Despite student pushback over her past comments about trans women, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie headlined Meliora Weekend on Oct. 7.

Drag Charity Show: out and proud on campus

The event to aimed to bring visibility to ongoing LGBTQ+ youth issues throughout the Rochester area.

Looking towards Starbucks for my gender

I am genderfluid. On days when Emmely becomes an ill-fitting hat, Starbucks is there to save the day.

Panel celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ+ activism, Todd Union’s history

The University held a Meliora Weekend panel celebrating Todd Union's history as the home of UR's Gay Liberation Front.

The specter of deadnames

UR is a mostly trans-friendly campus. And yet, there's a curious blindspot: repeated usage of deadnames where a preferred name is sufficient.

‘50 Years Since Stonewall’ panel highlights LGBTQ+ history

“I would love to say that this won’t be a panel,” Perry said to laughter. “Instead, it’ll just be a little mimosa brunch, because there won’t be much to talk about other than just to celebrate.”

From the Archives: Larry Fine and the Empty Closet

“On the last day of Passover, I met, for the first time, a person who was openly gay,” Fine wrote. “As the sun set on that Jewish holiday of freedom, I set down a ten-year burden and was set free.”

NFL falls short of inclusion

Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jeff Rohrer, who played in the league in the 1980s, became the first former NFL player to openly enter into a gay marriage in mid November.

Pride network remembers transgender victims

For many event-goers, it was difficult not to imagine their own name tacked on to the already too-long list of victims.

Second queer ball allows free expression

For many, UR’s Queer Ball was a first chance to go to a dance as themselves.