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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.

Fordham's drag kings and queens performed a variety of energetic arts including magic, rock music and a death drop.

Drag Show: Anything but a Drag

November 13, 2019

The Rainbow Alliance and Fashion for Philanthropy's drag show was a night full of art and self-expression by student queens and kings.

Katz Fantulin, President of Rainbow Alliance, said that

Club Spotlight: Fashion for Philanthropy and Rainbow Alliance

November 6, 2019

One might have questioned how one club can have pulled off such a spectacular event — that’s because the show marked a special collaboration between two Fordham Lincoln Center clubs: Fashion For Philanthropy and Rainbow Alliance.

The Leslie-Lohman Museum is currently displaying multiple exhibits to celebrate LGBT History Month.

A Fordham Student’s Guide to LGBT History Month

October 16, 2019

Discover exhibits, shows, film screenings and more that commemorate LGBT History Month this October.

ResLife further opens to door to include TGNCI students on campus housing.

Fordham Introduces More Inclusivity in Housing Application

October 2, 2019

This year Fordham has taken a step to make housing applications more inclusive for transgender or gender-nonconforming individuals (TGNCI). The class of 2023 was the first class to have the option of expressing gender non-conformity in the housing application.

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.

With a directorial crew that consists of a trans woman, a cis woman and a non-binary person,

‘Monologue Q’ Sets Stage for Empowerment

February 12, 2019

"The Vagina Monologues" quickly turned into an award-winning play that inspired women’s empowerment. However, its lack of diversity prompted three Fordham students to start their own production.

Nat DiMario, FCLC '20, created a profile with their preferred name in Blackboard, but changing it here does not change it everywhere.

Trans Students Oppose Online Name Change Process

January 23, 2019

Google, Blackboard, Banner and other online services at Fordham all have separate requirements for changing a display name, and no one service affects the rest yet.

Students left copies of the open letter under Fordham's vice president's office door. (LENA ROSE/THE OBSERVER)

Gray Breaks University Silence on TGNCI Rights

December 6, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Senior Vice President of Student Affairs Jeffrey Gray sent an email to a short list of club leaders and faculty assuring the students that Fordham University believes “transgender rights are human rights.”

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.

Drag King “Just Kyle” reads a letter written by the Rainbow Alliance e-board addressing the issues around drag, including transphobia.

Fordham’s First Ever Drag Show

November 8, 2018

“Fordham did not know what they were getting into when they accepted my application,” Rosie “Ram...

A defaced poster advertising the Rally for Trans Rights was discovered in a bathroom stalls on Nov. 1. (KEVIN CHRISTOPHER ROBLES/THE OBSERVER)

Rally for Trans Rights Poster Defaced in Bathroom Stall

November 2, 2018

On Nov. 1, Jack Bugbee, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’19, discovered a poster advertising the Rally for Trans Rights vandalized in a stall in one of the men’s restrooms in the Leon Lowenstein building.