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President Bertolino, Mark Ojakian, hold conversation about sexuality


Josh LaBella – News Writer Southern Connecticut State University President Joe Bertolino and Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian told students they had no set agenda besides discussing their experiences as openly gay leaders and then to give students an opportunity to talk to them about it. The event, titled Out: A Conversation with President Joe and President

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Women’s Studies Office hosts domestic awareness panel


Courtney Luciana – Special to the Southern News In honor of domestic awareness month the Women’s Studies Office hosted the SCSU community and a panel of Connecticut candidates in the Engleman auditorium on Oct. 5 to discuss social justice encompassing in on gender and sexuality affairs. The struggle for justice has been ongoing, said Shante Hanks, an alumni and deputy

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Sexuality and Gender Equality Center (S.A.G.E) is a “safe haven”


Amy Kulikowski – Special to the Southern News  On the second floor of the Adanti Student Center, there is a space called the Sexuality and Gender Equality Center (S.A.G.E.). The mission of S.A.G.E. is to serve the L.G.B.T. (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Q.Q.I.A. (Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual) and allies community on the SCSU campus. The center works closely with the

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LGBT community finds resources on Southern’s campus


Natalie Barletta – Opinions Editor  For those who are struggling with their sexuality or gender, it is said to be a confusing and lonely time. Queer youth-whether they are transgender trying to figure themselves out, or trying to figure out if they are gay, bi, or a lesbian, often find themselves feeling lost and depressed. Southern Connecticut State University offers

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Facebook now offers a new custom gender option for online users


Paige Tillinghast – Special to the Southern News Sexuality, gender, and LGBT rights have always been a hot topic for debate. However, over the past few years acceptance – especially from the younger generation – has been on the rise throughout the United States. While it’s not expected for everyone to be comfortable with people’s way of living, that does not

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