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OPINION: Queer imposter syndrome is a toxic mindset

OPINION: Queer imposter syndrome is a toxic mindset

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer

September 27, 2020

Am I queer enough? Trans enough? A “real” member of the LGBTQ+ community? If you are part of the LGBTQ+ community, these thoughts have probably crossed your mind at some point. This is queer impostor syndrome. “I found myself worrying about taking up undeserved space in the queer community — a...

La violencia contra las personas transgénero continúa en la comunidad latina

Serena Angelique Velázquez, de 32 años, y Layla Peláez, de 21 años, fueron encontradas muertas en un automóvil incendiado en Puerto Rico.

Lissi Nuñez, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

La violencia contra las personas transgénero en la comunidad latina continúa después del asesinato de Alexa.   Las mujeres trans dicen que corren el riesgo de sufrir violencia debido a problemas de sexismo, misoginia, y machismo.  La violencia transfóbica, homofóbica y sexista dice estar relacionada con un modelo de masculinidad basado en el dominio a través de la fuerza y ...

Dinner gala at DePaul highlights overlooked LGBTQ+ social justice advocates

Dinner gala at DePaul highlights overlooked LGBTQ+ social justice advocates

Riley Reed, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

DePaul students and faculty gathered on April 24 for the Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera Dinner Gala to commemorate two of the influential activists of the Stonewall riots. The two trans women helped pave the way for future activists in the modern LGBTQ+ movement. Mycall Riley, head of the LGBTQIA Resource C...

For Chicago queen, DePaul student, drag’s glitz and glam are added bonus to intimate impact

Omani Cross after it was announced that she won the lip-sync and her first competition. MACKENZIE MURTAUGH / THE DEPAULIA

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

April 8, 2019

The dimly-lit Berlin Nightclub in Chicago was mostly empty on a Monday night before its recurring drag competition, Squad Goals, began. A few people gathered in, but the small room did not fill up until about 11:30 p.m. when the performances began. The attendees gossiped around the bar with the barten...

DePaul LGBTQIA+ Resource Center opens up discussion for sexual politics

 International sex educator Coriama Couture leads a discussion about BDSM, Polyamory, Queerness, Blackness and more on Thursday at the LGBTQIA+ resource center. Mairead Kahn | The DePaulia

Amanda Sallman, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019

It can be intimidating and overwhelming to address the topic of sexuality, especially in a society where sexuality is kept extremely under wraps. DePaul’s LGBTQIA Resource Center was formed last February as a safe space to students who identify as LGBTQIA+. When the Center for Identity, Inclusion and S...

Dozens protest in London against Brunei’s anti-gay laws

Protestors outside The Dorchester hotel on Park Lane in London, demonstrating against the Brunei anti-gay laws, Saturday April 6, 2019. Protesters gather outside the hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, to decry Islamic laws in the Southeast Asian nation of Brunei that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death. (Sophie Hogan/PA via AP)

Associated Press

April 6, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of people protested in London on Saturday against new Islamic laws in Brunei that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, while the University of Oxford said it will reconsider an honorary degree it awarded the sultan of Brunei following international outcry...

Femifest gears up for fifth anniversary

A stand of Bad Witch Club memorabilia at the goth prom fundraiser.

Cailey Gleeson, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Nestled in a quaint, unassuming Ravenswood apartment, Zoey Wagner, Elma Husetovic and Archie Budzar work tirelessly in preparation for their latest celebration of queer and femme liberation in music and arts, known as Femifest. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Femifest began in 2015 as a benefit for the yo...

SGA: A turn for the better

SGA: A turn for the better

Nahal Hashemian & Emily Hoey, SGA President & Vice President

January 22, 2019

We stepped into our positions in May because the school needed leaders. There was little precedent to follow, but we do not shy away from challenges. In June, we made a game plan. Emphasizing collaboration, trust and transparency, we mapped out a new trajectory for DePaul’s Student Government Association ...

Resale store aims to provide accessible LGBTQ+ healthcare

Resale store aims to provide accessible LGBTQ+ healthcare

November 12, 2018

Resale store The Brown Elephant serves the people of Chicago not only with low prices, but with access to health services. The Brown Elephant, founded in 1982, is an extension of The Howard Brown Health Center, a non profit medical organization with an emphasis on eliminating healthcare imbalances exper...

“Call Me By Your Name” and LGBTQ+ representation

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet in the romantic drama

Isabella Brock, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018

“Call Me By Your Name” was released earlier this January after months of anticipation from audiences.  The film is based on the acclaimed 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman, about a 17-year-old boy living in Italy who falls in love with an older male graduate student who has come to stay...

North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ punishes state’s most vulnerable citizens

North Carolina 'bathroom bill' punishes state's most vulnerable citizens

Danielle Harris

April 29, 2016

At the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee displayed his gross misunderstanding of civil rights ordinances meant to protect transgender men and women from discrimination and their importance in protecting some of society’s most vulnerable people. Read More »...

Proposed Illinois bill aims to keep transgender students out of their preferred gender bathrooms

Proposed Illinois bill aims to keep transgender students out of their preferred gender bathrooms

Shelley Mesch

April 3, 2016

Across the nation, states are pursuing legislation that many see as discriminatory toward transgender individuals. On March 23, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act into law that mandates people entering a gender-specified restroom or changing facility i...

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