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Southern Hosts a Conversation Surrounding Trans Related Issues


Ellie Sherry — Reporter  As more and more deaths of trans people occur, Southern decided to hold a round table about problems and solutions surrounding transgender issues. The event was run by a member of the NAACP on campus, Jamil Harp a senior communications major. He would ask prompting questions, and the group would respond with their thoughts and it would

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Lavender Graduation celebrates seniors


Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter As graduation approaches, a ceremony was held to celebrate the achievements of six students in the LGBTQ+ community and their contributions to the university. The third annual Lavender Graduation was conducted last week. Students were presented with lavender cords to wear at graduation on May 24. The keynote speaker, Colleen Bielitz, associate vice president for strategic initiatives and

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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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Gender neutral bathrooms coming soon


Jeniece Roman – General Assignment Reporter Facilities Operations will install all gender signs on single use bathrooms on the Southern Connecticut State University campus. “It’s important that the school is recognizing that it’s a separate need and with the need; the signage changed. We didn’t have a petition or anything, it just needed to happen and it happened,” said Eleanor

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