The Northerner

Under new governor, LGBTQ campus community looks ahead

The 17 cities in Kentucky that have enacted Fairness Ordinances.

Kyle Wade, Copy Editor

January 31, 2020

Even though NKU is a safe haven against discrimination, it is still legal for any reason outside of campus boundaries. This means people can lose their jobs, housing or be denied service because of their religion, race or sexual orientation—essentially, fired for what makes them who they are. 

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

Former White House liaison Raffi Freedman-Gurspan and student body president Jarett Lopez spoke to students in the Otto M. Budig Theater on Wednesday night.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 24, 2019

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan became a part of United States history when President Barack Obama hired her as Outreach and Recruitment Director, making her the first openly transgender White House staffer in history.

Beyond the binary: What non-binary genders are, how to be an ally

The social dimension includes your gender expression, or the way we communicate our gender to others. This is done through things such as clothing, hairstyles, and mannerisms.

Noël Waltz, Copy Editor

October 9, 2019

Gender is a social construct defined as the complex interrelationship between your body, your identity and your social interactions, according to  Human beings’ relationship between their gender and their body goes far beyond reproductive functions. Research has suggested t...

Student activist promotes LGBTQ inclusivity, education

Isabel Sleczkowski, president of Lavender Society.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2019

Isabel Sleczkowski is a loud, proud lesbian. Or at least that’s how she describes herself.  She’s a friend; she’s a safe place. She occasionally puts too much on her plate but tries to give everything she has to each of those things. She’s always learning and growing. She’s an intersec...

Lavender Society provides a home for queer women, nonbinary students

Lavender Society provides a home for queer women, nonbinary students

Bee Klapper, Reporter

October 9, 2019

“All right, we’re running on gay time, so we’re going to start at 5:35 instead of 5:30,” Isabel Sleczkowski, president of Lavender Society, said.  Sleczkowski’s voice rang out over the chatter in the Student Union’s multipurpose room, receiving laughter in response. About 20 students h...

Lavender figures: A look into the life of Harvey Milk

An illustration of LGBTQ icon Harvey Milk.

Jarett Lopez, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

During LGBTQ History Month, it is important to recognize the queer forebears who have paved the way for the rights that we enjoy today. One such figure is Harvey Milk (1930-1978), who was the first openly gay elected official in California and the sixth nationwide. Milk was an imperfect activist, as m...

Student body president advocates for on-campus LGBTQ+ rights

Student body president Jarett Lopez.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 9, 2019

For Jarett Lopez, student body president, his interests in politics and civic engagement have always derived from his identity as someone who’s gay.  “Once you start looking into queer theory, you see that oppression is interlocking,” Lopez said. “A populace who isn’t civically engaged is more likely...

What you missed at SGA Feb. 25

Director of LGBTQ Programs and Services, Bonnie Meyer, explains the outline of her presentation to SGA.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

February 26, 2019

Learning LGBTQ+ etiquette In Monday’s SGA meeting, Director of NKU’s LGBTQ Programs and Services Bonnie Meyer gave a presentation aimed at better preparing students for interaction with people who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. The presentation began with the appropriate ways to refer to...

What you missed at SGA Sept. 17

What you missed at SGA Sept. 17

Ryan Clifton, Reporter

September 19, 2018

Protesters descended on Student Government Association’s Sept. 17 meeting to rally against the appointment of a justice accused of using derogatory language by a former SGA senator and former justice. Two state senators also spoke about university funding, and SGA passed a resolution for veterans.

GALLERY: Drag show ‘Mas-QUEER-ade’ gives back to charity

Masqueerade, a drag show held by NKU Common Ground, brought together drag queens, kings and the campus community for an evening of fun.

Amanda Emerson, Contributor

October 25, 2016

Crystyle Starr and an array of kings and queens, both amateur and professional, donned vibrant costumes as they performed, music blasting through the Student Union ballroom.  An array of guests filled the Student Union for the popular semi-annual event, the Fall Benefit Drag Show titled Masqueerade...

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