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All posts tagged "LGBT"
Kentucky companies receive high LGBT equality ratings
The Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, recently released its Corporate Equality Index, which assesses the climate of and benefits afforded to LGBT employees. Four Kentucky companies were ranked in the 2015 index....
- Posted December 4, 2014
Pride takes strides toward equality
“Being gay is the only identity where people will hate you, your family might hate you, and God could hate you.” Words Brian Buford, the director of the LGBT Center heard when he first came out as a...
- Posted September 28, 2014
What a drag (show)!
By Simon Isham– The most sickening spectacle on campus returns for its 17th year. And in this case — and only in this case — “sickening” is a good thing! Turn with me in your drag dictionaries to “S.”...
- Posted March 23, 2014
Olympic athletes speak out against Russia’s anti-LGBTQ laws
By Val Servino– In late June, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into action that altered the freedom of queer individuals in the country. Formally known as Article 6.21 of the Code of the Russian Federation...
- Posted November 6, 2013
Nature vs. nurture is the wrong way to frame the gay rights debate
By Adam Dahmer– While feedback from last month’s column on the abolition of marriage has been varied, one recurrent theme among both opponents and supporters of marital equality between heterosexual and homosexual couples, is the question as...
- Posted September 30, 2013
2012-2013 recap: Best of the best
By Joey Yazell– The 2012-2013 year has been filled with events and activities of all sorts with something for everyone. With the work of the Student Activities Board and sports programs, U of L had moments and...
- Posted May 1, 2013
‘The Orientation’ Issue:’ Poised to be the case of the summer, the Defense of Marriage Act meets the ‘court of last resort’
By Simon Isham– Name: Sonia Sotomayor Age: 58 Track record: Attempted to avoid the question of same-sex marriage in her 2009 Supreme Court nomination hearing. Remarks: “If the issue is letting the states experiment and letting the...
- Posted April 30, 2013
U of L students talk about marriage equality
“It’s not a political issue, is it? It’s a humanitarian issue. There’s no apparent reason why anyone shouldn’t be able to marry who they want to.” “I think everybody should be able to marry who they...
- Posted April 3, 2013
Rustin community maintains momentum
By Val Servino– Senior Molly Eames is the delightfully exuberant Resident Assistant in the Rustin Community, on University Tower Apartments’ eighth floor. “They’re in top five best things that happened to me, along with bacon,” she jokes...
- Posted April 3, 2013
In the news: What you missed while you were in class
By Simon Isham and Maggie Cunningham– Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage case Edie Windsor married Thea Spyer in Canada after a 40-year romantic partnership. After Spyer’s death in 2009, Windsor was faced with $363,000 in federal estate...
- Posted April 2, 2013