Dynamite in Drag, Destiny shines Reply

By Adam Hallenbeck & Robby Rowe  Sports Editor & 1851 Staff

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Photo by Anamaria Seiler. Queen Destiny dances with sophomore Elise Stanbury during her performance at Arnow Center.

CAB and PRIDE club partnered to host the second drag show in the Arnow Campus Center to headline well-known drag queen, Destiny Boston. This show followed the first successful Drag Night.

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Students celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance Reply

By Katie Peters & Emily Long1851 staff

PRIDE hosted Transgender Day of Remembrance in the Arnow Campus Center, Nov. 15. The event that brought attention to transgender issues featured Carter, a 24-year-old non-binary trans masculine man who shared his story of coming into his identity. Born a girl, he had known that he was trans from a very young age but didn’t get to learn about his identity until college. Most of his adolescence, he was encouraged to wear makeup and skinny jeans. His father would give him lectures on dating and boys.  

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PRIDE Club celebrates Coming Out Day Reply

By Danielle Hogan – 1851 Staff 

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PRIDE Club held “National Coming Out Day Open Mic” on October 11 where students had the opportunity to share stories and poems on stage. Photo by Margaret Brochu

On Wednesday, October 11, Lasell’s PRIDE Club hosted an Open Mic Night in Arnow Campus Center as part of National Coming Out Day. More…

PRIDE comes out Reply

Photos by Allison Nekola

Michelle Burke – Copy Editor

PRIDE’s President, Alex Turner, encouraged students to share their stories of coming out as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Pansexual to their friends and families. All participants referenced the difficulties of coming out relating to religion, marriage, and the fear of family rejection, as well as what is means to define someone as gay, straight, bisexual, or transgender. Turner began by telling his own story, explaining how he came out as bisexual and eventually transgender, meaning he identifies as a man. He described the feeling of coming out to his family as a “weight being lifted off [his] shoulders.”

The speeches continued with club members, including a speech from the Vice President of PRIDE, Emily Kesslinger. She spoke about how she doesn’t like to label her sexuality, and said, “just love who you love.” She also said she continues to struggle with remembering the preferred gender pronouns of her transsexual friends, making others realize acceptance of one another is what matters. More…