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Amy McGrath stands in front of a small crowd and speaks.

Q&A: Amy McGrath discusses student debt, COVID-19, more

The Democrat Senate candidate visited Cold Spring Saturday morning to encourage people to vote
Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2020

Saturday morning, Kentucky Democrat Senate candidate Amy McGrath spoke with NKU students and community members about the importance of voting, her stance on issues and ways to encourage your friends to...

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

Chase Law professor’s brief helps guide Supreme Court decision

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...

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

How NKU is celebrating Pride Week digitally

Several of NKU’s annual events will be online
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...

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

Friends of Dorothy welcomes queer men, nonbinary students

The group aims to create a community and space for gay 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...

The 17 cities in Kentucky that have enacted Fairness Ordinances.

Under new governor, LGBTQ campus community looks ahead

With Kentucky’s 63rd governor, NKU’s LGBTQ community has high hopes for positive change
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. 
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.

First transgender White House staffer speaks in Otto Budig Theater

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan was the LGBTQ liaison during the Obama administration
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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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;...

Isabel Sleczkowski, president of Lavender Society.

Student activist promotes LGBTQ inclusivity, education

The president of Lavender Society is a 'loud, proud lesbian'
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...

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