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National Coming Out Day celebrates LGBTQ pride

October 17, 2018

National Coming Out Day is a celebration for the LGBT community that marks a special milestone. Oct. 11 of 2018 marks the 31-year anniversary of the March on Washington for LGBT rights.The march on Washington made enormous strides ...

Topeka Pride Shows Strong for Pride Week


September 19, 2018

Topeka Pride Week was just as fabulous as the community it represents. The week was full of representation, community, drag queens and most importantly, pride.The week kicked off with a free showing of the hit, coming-out mov...

EDITORIAL: Transgender issues come to a head

Washburn Editorial Staff

January 31, 2017

There's no doubt that transgender rights have been in the spotlight for some time now. Hot topics stemming from the transgender community include health insurance coverage of gender reassignment surgery, calling it an "unnecess...

Defining, explaining key LGBT community terms

Ali Dade

October 21, 2016

October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History month, so I felt that I should take some time to go into depth on some of the terms that are used regularly.As the growing support of LGBT rights becomes more prevalen...

LGBT Rights History: A Timeline

Ali Dade

October 18, 2016

The Society for Human Rights is founded by Henry Gerber in Chicago in December of 1924. This was the first gay rights organization recognized in the United States. It also produced the first American publication for the LGBT com...

Sports Speak: Sports and the LGBT community

Dylan McManis

September 30, 2016

Today we are going to get right into the thick of it with a topic that is still controversial in sports: LGBT acceptance.Gay marriage is legal and that is a fact. People in the LGBT community are fans too, just like the rest of us...

Cruz vs Caitlyn Jenner over transgender rights

Brian Cervantez

April 28, 2016

Ted Cruz has made it into the news regarding the controversy surrounding transgender rights. Caitlyn Jenner has recently spoken out against Cruz, in reference to what he has said.Cruz thinks that the current bathroom laws that are...