Tag: LGBTQ

MASON NAMED “BEST OF THE BEST” FOR LGBTQ+ STUDENTS

Mason is one of 29 universities to receive a five-star rating from the Campus Pride Index. BY MADISON SCHOFIELD, STAFF WRITER Mason was recently recognized as a five-star premier campus by the Campus Pride Index and labeled one of the…

CHOOSING A LABEL

BY ALEXIS MCCAFFREY, CULTURE EDITOR Coming from a Christian background and attending private school in Texas I never fully understood that women were an option for me. It was until I left that environment and came to school here in…

FACES OF MASON

Emily Lewantowicz BY ALEXIS MCCAFFREY, STAFF WRITER Senior Emily Lewantowicz has spent all her life in the pool. At the age of five, the love for swimming began and has followed her all the way to her senior year at…

STUDENTS REACT TO OVERTURNING OF ROE V. WADE

STUDENTS REACT TO SUPREME COURT DECISION BY ERICA MUNISAR, STAFF WRITER Americans stopped everywhere on June 24 when the Supreme Court made the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The court case had legalized abortion in America for the past 49…

WHY NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY IS STILL IMPORTANT

BY BEN DEALEY STAFF WRITER National Coming Out Day is an annual event celebrated on Oct., 11 in the United States, as well as in several European countries. It was first celebrated in 1988 to commemorate the National March on…

STUDENTS TOUR LGBTQ+ SPACES IN DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON D.C.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center and LLC kick off LGBTQ+ history month with a trip downtown BY ARI MASTERS STAFF WRITER On Sunday, Oct 3, Mason students took a trip downtown to tour D.C. LGBTQ+ services, led by the LGBTQ+ Resources Center…

VISITING FILMMAKERS

A conversation with filmmaker Elegance Bratton and producer Effie Brown BY SYDNEY JOHNSON STAFF WRITER The Mason Center for the Art’s Visiting Filmmakers Series hosted a Q&A session on Thursday, Oct. 8, with filmmaker Elegance Bratton and “Dear White People”…

The Bookshelf

How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones  BY: KIM BARTENFELDER, STAFF WRITER “How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir” is a gripping reflection of the life of Saeed Jones, an LGBTQ+ author as well as…

BI-BI-BI Karaoke Night

Shining a light on bisexuals in the LGBTQ+ Community  BY CAYLA CADE, STAFF WRITER Pride Alliance hosted a karaoke event dedicated to bisexuality in SUB 1 on Wednesday, Sept. 25. This event was hosted by Pride Alliance’s president Elijah Nichols….

Author Scott. W Stern Visits Mason

“The Trials” looks at the effects of the American Plan BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Author Scott W. Stern visited Mason for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month on Wednesday, April 3 to discuss his recently released book, “The Trials of…