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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...

WSU student confronts reality of being bisexual, biracial woman

When Samantha King-Shaw was a freshman on the WSU track and field team, she did not feel accepted as a bisexual and biracial person. However, two years later, she found a place she could be herself in the Queer Intersectional Association and PERIOD.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Finding accepting people and an accepting community who acknowledge her as a multifaceted being is something Samantha King-Shaw, a biracial and bisexual woman, has been working on for a while now.  “Once I was introduced to sexuality as a spectrum ... That was when it clicked,” said Samantha...

GIESORC celebrates Pride Month virtually

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center may not have planned any in-person events planned for Pride Month, but the community can still connect with Netflix parties and Zoom hang outs.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 4, 2020

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) will provide online gatherings and an ally training to celebrate Pride Month. The events will be held virtually. GIESORC Director Matthew Jeffries said the schedule has not yet been finalized. Typically, the center...

‘Coming out is something powerful’: Student finds acceptance at WSU

Emily Speed, left, and Nicole Synder, right, met at WSU. Synder says the WSU and Pullman community has accepted them as a couple.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

Nicole Snyder knew she was gay in sixth grade. Snyder, junior agricultural education major, grew up in Southern California. She said she came out to her family and friends by bringing home her first girlfriend during her sophomore year of high school. “Coming out is something very powerful,” S...

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