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Jaden Vazquez: Fordham Linebacker Seeks LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Athletics

September 17, 2020

Fordham Linebacker Jaden Vazquez, who identifies as bisexual, is striving for LGBTQ+ inclusivity in athletics with student-athlete run organization Fordham Connect.

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A Playlist For Pride

June 6, 2020

Celebrate the Black queer artists that let the LGBTQ+ community be where they are today.

A colorful celebration in the streets of New York City during Pride March 2019. Flags from all over the world can be seen.

NYC’s Pride Month Prepares for Digital Celebrations

May 13, 2020

NYC Pride is cancelled for the first time in 50 years. In lieu of traditional celebrations, the LGBTQ+ community is banding together to celebrate online.

United Student Government (USG), Rainbow Alliance and The Positive pushed for inclusivity of all genders on campus by advocating for gender-neutral bathrooms, use of chosen names on official Fordham documents, and safe housing for gender-netural and transgender students. 

Five Years Later, Gender-Inclusive Housing Options Announced

March 10, 2020

After a five-year debate about the rights and safety of transgender and gender non-conforming students, Fordham College Lincon Center announced that it will offer gender-neutral housing to its residents for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year.

Andrew Connelly created a painting based on the Daedalus and Icarus myth for the art show.

“Q” the Spotlight on LGBTQ Artists

March 10, 2020

Rainbow Alliance brought together five student artists for a showcase of art from LGBTQ community at Q the Spotlight. Read more about Rainbow Alliance’s Q the Spotlight.

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American Gender Story: Halloween

October 30, 2019

For Rebecca Slaman — and many young queers — Halloween is the one day where conformity is out and freedom to express yourself is in.

The Shops at Columbus Circle and various other NYC shops, clubs and museums are hosting special events to celebrate Pride Month.

Pride Guide

June 12, 2019

A guide to the many Pride events happening in the city this month.

Senior Sophie Kozub, FCLC '19, reflects on the true meaning of Fordham's core values.

Club Leader Revises the Meaning of “Cura Personalis”

April 30, 2019

To say the least, I was burned out. I’d worn myself down in every possible way, playing a months-long balancing act of activities and commitments. I felt like I had entered college already starting to fizzle. Now I was preparing to graduate not with fireworks, but only with the choking ash they leave behind.

Dean of Students Keith Eldredge said that

Transgender Housing Rights Still Not Secure At Fordham

April 10, 2019

Jenifer Campbell, senior director of residential life, explained that the office works with transgender students on a case-by-case basis.

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Since Stonewall

March 12, 2019

The New York Public Library examines 50 years of liberation in the name of love.

Bugbee has become a prominent voice for the LGBTQ community on campus. (AMINA VARGAS/THE OBSERVER)

Rainbow President Aims to Normalize Sex and Sexuality on Campus

February 13, 2019

Rainbow Alliance is more than a spot to "talk about gay stuff." For Jack Bugbee, it's a part of his identity as a gay man and LGBTQ activist.

The matter of transgender rights at Fordham Lincoln Center (FLC) has long been a point of contention.

Fordham Students Rally To Support Trans Rights

November 14, 2018

Members of the LGBTQ community and their allies gathered together outside the Lowenstein entrance, holding signs that read “Fordham’s Silence Equals Violence,” and “Trans Rights Are Human Rights” to show their support for those in the trans community and their frustration with the Fordham administration.