Tag: LGBTQ

Non Cisgender Rights Gone?

Trump administration might change definition of gender; Mason community responds BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, COPY CHIEF For people who are transgender or gender nonconforming, gender is a complex construct. However, the Trump administration is considering narrowing the definition of gender considerably according…

Resources for Mason’s LGBTQ+ Community

Learn more about Mason’s Safe Zone and other resources available to students BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Actress and trans rights activist Laverne Cox once said, “I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased.” However, incidents of invisibility, erasure…

Consent Carnival Packs Wilkins Plaza

Find out how students are incorporating consent with carnival games… BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK In collaboration with Women & Gender Studies,  the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Resources and Student Government,…

“From journalism to politics” with Danica Roem

Freshman delegate talks about her career and campaign at Mason’s SciTech campus By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Delegate Danica Roem spoke about her journey “From Journalism to Politics” at Mason’s SciTech Prince William campus on Tuesday, April 3. Roem won…

Column: Controversy and the Beast

Disney movie a huge hit despite controversy BY ALEXANDER SHEDD   [Minor spoilers for Beauty and the Beast below] The Walt Disney Company is no stranger to controversy. Ever since their earliest animated classics, Disney has been plagued by angry…

Mason Pride Alliance rally

Students hold rally in wake of anti-LGBTQ Virginia bill BY MIA WISE, ASSISTANT CAMPUS EDITOR   The Mason Pride Alliance, along with Transgender Queer Mason and Arrows and Aces, organized a rally Feb. 7. These organizations, which are communities for…

Outlier sheds light on diversity in the LGBTQ community

Outlier Magazine: narrative, news and the new queer agenda Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor The Office of Student Media’s newest publication, Outlier Magazine, is taking a look into the uncensored minds of millennials and shedding a spotlight on diversity within the LGBTQ community. The…

Faculty senate votes to extend policy to protect gender identity

This story was originally published in the February 16 issue of Fourth Estate. The George Mason University faculty senate passed a resolution on Feb. 4 to add gender identity and expression to the university’s anti-discrimination policies. The resolution would extend…

A Safe Environment for the LGBTQ Community

This story was originally published in the Feb. 02 issue of Fourth Estate. Asher Ackman, staff writer “Can you introduce yourself and say what your preferred pronouns are?” This question is intended to avoid the mistake of misgendering someone in LGTBQ+…

Mason proposes gender identity to anti-discrimination policy

George Mason University’s student senate passed a proposal to add gender identity and expression to the university’s anti-discrimination policy. The proposal was one of the recommendations made by Mason’s LGBTQ Campus Climate Task Force. A final vote is still pending…