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Topic: LGBTQ

Walsh ’23: We Need to Fight for Inclusive Sex Ed Nationwide

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: We Need to Fight for Inclusive Sex Ed Nationwide

September 13, 2020 0 comments

In the same year that Congress defined marriage as between a man and a woman, Justice Antonin Scalia opined that some groups among LGBTQ+ people were actually quite privileged.

Paxson discusses national issues impacting College Hill at faculty meeting

News, University News

Paxson discusses national issues impacting College Hill at faculty meeting

June 28, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 discussed the recent federal actions and national issues, reaffirming the University’s support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Black Lives Matter movement and LGBTQ+ rights during Tuesday’s special faculty meeting.

The clinic was partially funded by the Rhode Island Foundation, and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Metro, News

First LGBTQ+ health clinic opens in Rhode Island

March 11, 2020 0 comments

Open Door Health opened March 2 and is now Rhode Island’s first health clinic that specializes in primary care, sexual health and other health initiatives for the LGBTQ+ community. The clinic is located at 7 Central Street in Providence.

LGBTQ Center hires new assistant director Caitlin O’Neill

News, University News

LGBTQ Center hires new assistant director Caitlin O’Neill

January 28, 2020 0 comments

Caitlin O’Neill joined the University’s LGBTQ Center as a new assistant director Dec. 9, 2019. According to the LGBTQ Center’s Director Kelly Garrett, the assistant director position arose from a previous program coordinator position during the summer of 2017.

Software engineers and a product manager described how their identities affect their workplace dynamics and interactions. Diversity Advocates on the Department of Computer Sciences’ Diversity Committee partnered with Laura Dobler and oSTEM to organize the event.

News, Science & Research, University News

LGBTQ+ panelists examine experiences, challenges in tech

April 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When Simon Zheng, a software engineer at Peloton Interactive, first started working, he felt uncomfortable telling his coworkers that he was gay.

Talk contextualizes LGBTQ+ incarceration, prison research

News, University News

Talk contextualizes LGBTQ+ incarceration, prison research

October 18, 2018 Comments are Disabled

University professors and students gathered in Friedman Hall to discuss LGBTQ+ youth and their treatment in prisons Wednesday night.

Alan Pelaez Lopez, Rommy Torrico, Soultree and Felipe Baeza spoke about art’s role in immigration activism and the intersection of queerness and immigration status.

News, University News

Queer, trans artists discuss undocumented experiences

March 2, 2018 1 comment

“For me, (art) was a way to quiet the demons inside, whether it was rage or anger or feeling lost,” said Rommy Torrico, an undocumented, queer and trans visual artist, during an event hosted by the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center and the LGBTQ Center Thursday.

Metro, News

City police participate in LGBTQ+ inclusivity training

February 27, 2018 Comments are Disabled

By the end of this week, the Providence Police Department will have finished providing new LGBTQ+ inclusivity training to all of its in-service officers, said Providence Police Captain Kevin Lanni. Two hundred fifty-two Providence police officers have already completed the program, he added. 

Activists condemn policy to disregard gender identity in bathroom use

Metro, News

Activists condemn policy to disregard gender identity in bathroom use

February 23, 2018 Comments are Disabled

On Feb. 12, the U.S. Department of Education confirmed that it would no longer investigate claims of discrimination regarding students’ inability to use bathrooms that correspond to their gender identities, BuzzFeed first reported.

Erin Malimban ’19 played the role of Brutus in the production  “Julius Caesar: Femmes, Romans, Countrywomxn,” which ran from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12 in the Production Workshop’s Downspace.

Arts & Culture

PW’s ‘Julius Caesar’ showcases femme perspective

February 12, 2018 3 comments

Production Workshop’s imagining of “Julius Caesar” exudes power — evident from the play’s very description.