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Showing Pride

Showing Pride

Pride week came early to the Southern Oregon University campus which celebrated LGBTQ community last week starting with their trans ally training on Tuesday. Though June is customarily recognized as Pride Month, students at the Queer Resource center designated this past week as a time to promote awareness and inclusivity on campus. “Pride week is […]

Oregon Allows Same-Sex Marriage–“It was just kind of like a big sigh of relief.”

The ban on same-sex marriage in Oregon was struck down on Monday, May 19 and ruled as unconstitutional by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane. The decision and announcement were made at noon. “I was very happy,” said Sam Burress, staff member at the SOU Queer Resource Center. “It’s definitely something I’m for and that I […]

Q Center Provides Health Insurance Info

A representative from the Q Center in Portland will be presenting an “ACA Education and Enrollment Fair” on Thursday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  in the foyer of Stevenson Union. Teri Eastburn, Community Resource Coordinator for the Q Center will be providing information about the Q Center, the Affordable Care Act and […]

Passing of senate bill gives a more equal opportunity for LGBTQ

This week, in Washington D.C, the senate passed a bill, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), that makes a federal law that does not allow discrimination based on sexual orientation within the workplace.   The bill ENDA prohibits employers from firing, refusing to hire, or discriminating against employees or potential employees, on the basis of their […]