The Northerner

Chase Law professor’s brief helps guide Supreme Court decision

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

Rachel Smith, News Editor

June 23, 2020

Before Jack Harrison was a professor at Chase College of Law, he worked as an attorney at a large law firm and handled product liability and employment litigation. Self-described as a “fairly visible gay guy,” Harrison said he would often have members of the LGBTQ+ community reach out to him to r...

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. 

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.

New Message

New Message

Andrew Evans, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

He likes my eyes now that they do not hide   I blossomed he says like a flower in springtime   And all the wasted years fall away like leaves blushing red upon the ground   How could this be wrong? I sealed it up for far too long Nipped the buds with self-inflicted chi...

Pride

Pride

Micah Petway, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

How can I have pride when being who I am is wrong Being shunned, beaten, abused and disowned Only for having pride in who I am   A little voice in my head is telling me being proud is not worth it   But the pride in me is much too strong My pride does not come from the...

Refraction

Refraction

Isabel Sleczkowski, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

RED flushed his face and mine when he kissed me, I flinched. My hand grew heavier when he held it. I think his eyes were black but I tried not to look. I kept as much space between us as I could.     ORANGE was the knot in my ribcage that tangled when I...

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 genderspectrum.org.  Human beings’ relationship between their gender and their body goes far beyond reproductive functions. Research has suggested t...

10 September 2019

10 September 2019

Elizabeth McClure, Guest Contributor

October 9, 2019

I am like a rosebush.   Beautiful from afar.   Blooms you want to see and smell forever.   But you get hurt if you get too close.   I fade quickly and easily; my beauty lasts but for a moment.   Many have tried pruning me.   Cutting away...

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...

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