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WSU student-athlete creates group for LGBT+ community in athletics

The Cougar Pride Student-Athlete Alliance was created by a queer student-athlete. The group hopes to create educational programs to give to athletes and coaches to help break down stigmas towards the LGBT+ community.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2020

A queer, WSU student-athlete founded an affinity group where she and other LGBT+ student-athletes come together and advocate for members in their community. The Cougar Pride Student-Athlete Alliance is important because it creates a community where LGBT+ student-athletes can share their similar strug...

‘She’s bringing a different perspective’

Mikayla Makle grew up in Maryland but wanted to have a new experience by attending WSU.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Mikayla Makle, Black Student Union at WSU president, became more aware of who she was as an LGBTQ+ Black woman when she started attending WSU.  Makle grew up in Maryland, where she found it hard to come out as asexual to her family. She said even though her hometown of Waldorf was more diverse, she lea...

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