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LGBTQ youth and young adults deserve to have access to medical care that supports their identity.

LGBTQ youth resources flourishing across Palouse

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist September 2, 2021

WSU Pullman has numerous resources for students in the LGBTQ community. The Women*s Center is a major organization on campus that works toward the goal of inclusivity and uplifting marginalized voices...

A party game played among friends brings out the worst in them all, with hatred for each other and themselves laid out on the table in a way that makes you wonder what makes the movie worth watching.

Movie ‘The Boys in the Band’ is confusing mix of emotions

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen opinion editor July 16, 2021

When I first watched the trailer for "The Boys in the Band," an adaptation of the 1968 play by Mart Crowley, I had high hopes. Seeing such beloved faces like Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons gave me the idea...

GIESORC director Matthew Jeffries, pictured here, hosts meetings with faculty members who want to show support in their classroom or department.

“I want to make the world a better place for those that follow behind”

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter July 2, 2021

Matthew Jeffries, WSU Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center director, went to college as a first-generation student.  Initially, Jeffries said he did not know what he wanted...

LGBTQ+ representation is becoming more common, but we need to see more elderly couples on screen, too.

Movie “Cloudburst” is touching tale of LGBTQ+, senior romance

GRACE LAPIERRE June 25, 2021

Watching shows and movies that fall under the romantic comedy genre, I have noticed a recurring theme: few of them focus on older couples.  There are plenty for younger couples like teen romances or...

Intersectionality refers to the intersections between our many social identities.

Normalizing intersectionality only way to facilitate lasting social change

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist June 21, 2021

In the month of June, Americans observe two major celebrations of victories for social justice. The first is Pride month, the month-long celebration of queer liberation that commemorates the Stonewall...

The goal of inclusive language is ensuring that as many people as possible feel seen and validated in everyday life.

Inclusive language important to show respect for all people

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist June 18, 2021

On Mother’s Day last month, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted a photo wishing everyone a “Happy Birthing People’s Day,” mocking a push for widespread gender-neutral language among progressives.  Cruz...

Harpy*s Magazine is a student-run publication and is sponsored by WSU’s Women*s Center. Its first issue was published online December 2020 on Issuu. 

Student-led feminist magazine accepting submissions

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter April 26, 2021

The student editors of Harpy*s Magazine are accepting literary and art submissions until May 15 for their second issue, which will be released early fall semester.  The feminist magazine’s theme...

OPINION: Shining a light on LGBTQ+ sexual assault

OPINION: Shining a light on LGBTQ+ sexual assault

PORTIA SIMMONS April 15, 2021

Sexual assault is a hard topic to talk about. When we think of sexual assault, we think of the victims as just females, but there are many other people affected by sexual assault, including LGBTQ+ individuals....

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.

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

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...

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.

WSU student confronts reality of being bisexual, biracial woman

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...

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.

GIESORC celebrates Pride Month virtually

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...

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

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

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter and columnist 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...

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