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Queer man says he rebuilt his authentic identity with makeup

Queer man says he rebuilt his authentic identity with makeup

NATALIE NEWCOMB, Evergreen reporter

June 20, 2019

Bryan Ramirez chooses to express himself through makeup. Ramirez has a specific set up to make sure his makeup is “on-point.” Lighting is very important; he uses a ring light. This ensures he has the best lighting. As he dug through his makeup bag to find different eyeshadows, lipsticks, and brushes,...

‘I am Colin’: How one local lost family ties and regained them

‘I am Colin’: How one local lost family ties and regained them

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen news editor

June 20, 2019

Colin Krikac left his mother's religious home at age 14 over his sexuality. Nine years later, Colin and his mom have found connection again, but they still have healing to do. Krikac said, though coming out as gay changed his life, it doesn't define him. “Reality is that my sexuality is not who...

Becoming Tegan

Becoming Tegan

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 20, 2019

Tegan Horan arrived at WSU in 2005. Since then, she helped develop a club for LGBTQ+ graduate students, studied abroad, and earned four degrees. Horan, 32, is a transgender and queer woman. She came out to her parents when she was in high school, but had not started the transition process. In her...

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