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Femifest gears up for fifth anniversary

Femifest gears up for fifth anniversary

Cailey Gleeson, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Events, Lifestyle, Music, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under News

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

“Call Me By Your Name” and LGBTQ+ representation

Isabella Brock, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Nation & World

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...

Religious liberty questioned after same-sex marriage ruling

Religious liberty questioned after same-sex marriage ruling

Danielle Harris

July 6, 2015


Filed under Opinions

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage on June 26, prompting celebrations nationwide and temporarily hijacking practically everyone’s Facebook Newsfeed.   Read More »...

SCOTUS gay marriage ruling ushers in change

SCOTUS gay marriage ruling ushers in change

Shelley Mesch

July 1, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right across the United States. Justice Anthony Kennedy handed down the opinion of the court June 26, before many cities around the country held parades and celebrations for Pride Month. Read More »...

Chicago celebrates love at Pride Parade

Chicago celebrates love at Pride Parade

Danielle Harris

June 30, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

[slideshow_deploy id='12915'] Members and supporters of the LGBTQA community came out by the masses June 28 to celebrate all kinds of love at Chicago’s 46th annual Pride Parade. Rainbow flags, signs and tutus filled the crowds along the parade route, starting in Uptown and working its way southeast...

LIVE BLOG: Chicago Pride Parade

DePaulia Staff

June 28, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

Follow the 46th annual Pride Parade in Chicago with a live coverage from DePaulia contributors and staff. Read More »...

DePaul groups to march in Chicago’s Pride Parade

DePaul groups to march in Chicago’s Pride Parade

Brenden Moore

June 27, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

The DePaul community will be among the historic backdrop of marchers in Sunday's Pride Parade as the Supreme Court’s legalization of same sex marriage is celebrated with more than one million flocking the streets of East Lakeview. This is the second straight year that DePaul’s LBGTQ Student Services is organizing a contingent of DePaul students to march in the parade. J...

Media coverage of the trans community needs to change

Max Kleiner

April 19, 2015


Filed under Opinions

As a gay man, I have come to understand that my sexuality is really none of anyone else’s business. As a member of the media, I have come to understand that everyone’s business is my business, including sexuality. There is nothing on this earth that could have prepared me for this level of internal...

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