By Adam Hallenbeck & Robby Rowe – Sports Editor & 1851 Staff
By Katie Peters – 1851 Staff
Every other week in the Intercultural Center & Commuter College (IC3) PRIDE club’s Queer on Campus, a small group of LGBTQ+ students, gathers and discuss issues they face in their everyday lives and communities.
By Katie Peters & Emily Long – 1851 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.
By Danielle Hogan – 1851 Staff
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…
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…