The Northerner

How NKU is celebrating Pride Week digitally

Students walk through NKU's campus to celebrate Pride Week.

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

April 13, 2020

Even though campus is closed, NKU’s Office of LGBTQ+ Programs and Services is still finding ways to celebrate Pride Week digitally with a series of online events.  The director of LGBTQ+ Programs and Services and two student organization leaders shared their thoughts on an exclusively digital p...

Friends of Dorothy welcomes queer men, nonbinary students

Ray Archer (left) and Austin Adams (right) formed Friends of Dorothy for queer men and masculine-aligned people attracted to men.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2020

Ray Archer, undeclared sophomore, was terrified when he first came to NKU as a freshman. He had just socially come out as a transgender man and wanted to be himself, but he didn’t feel like there was an organization available on campus for his identity.  He wanted a space for queer men on campus, w...

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. 

Students share their stories at Pride Week Open Mic

A student shares an original song at the 6th annual Open Mic Night.

Kane Mitten, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

April 17, 2019

Students, friends and significant others gathered to hear NKU students share their stories at the 6th annual Open Mic Night in the Student Union multipurpose room, as part of the annual Pride Week.

GALLERY: Students show out for campus Pride March

File photo. Students walk through NKU's campus to celebrate Pride Week.

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

April 17, 2019

NKU’s sixth Annual Pride March officially kicked off Pride Week this Monday.

Can you believe? ‘Queer Eye’ star Karamo Brown coming to NKU

Karamo Brown is the culture expert on the Netflix reboot of “Queer Eye.”

Josh Kelly, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2018

Culture expert Karamo Brown from the Netflix Original Series “Queer Eye” is speaking on campus Oct. 8.

LGBTQ open mic night: ‘We don’t clap, we snap’

Students watch from the audience as participants perform at the 4th Annual LGBTQ Norse Pride Open Mic Night.

Emily Sherry, Copy Editor

March 30, 2017

As silhouettes filled the room, Ashleigh Wilber proceeded to the spotlight to recite her own poetry for the first time. Tuesday’s open mic night featured several new performers. Students gathered in the SU room 107 to support LGBTQ pride week. “I have always read other people's work for them, but neve...

Home sweet home: Flex Housing to provide a space for all students

Home sweet home: Flex Housing to provide a space for all students

Carrie Crotzer and Abby Anstead

January 21, 2016

Joining many universities across the nation, Northern Kentucky University is in the process of developing a flexible housing model that will support all students - regardless of gender identification, biological sex or sexual orientation.  The new program, led by Tyler Groll, the hall director for No...

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