Tag Archives: Sage Center

SAGE presents documentary that lends a voice to queer women


Haljit Basuljevic—Reporter In The Same Difference, lesbians not only have to worry about feeling outcasted because of the heteronormative standards they break, but they also face scorn from fellow members within their own community. The film centers on the conflicts black lesbian women will have with one another based on a set of “rules” of normalcy they are expected to

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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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Inclusion on campus


Kaitlyn Regan – Special to the Southern News Jenna Retort, Sexuality and Gender Equality Center coordinator for programs, outreach, and services, said Southern is working on making a safe campus for the LGBTQ+ community. Retort said she recently joined the President’s Commission on Campus Climate and Inclusion subcommittee, which is for LGBTQ+ issues. In six weeks, president Joe Bertolino has

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Drag queens steal the show at SCSU


Derek Torrellas – Photo Editor  The annual Drag Ball filled the Adanti Student Center Ballroom with over 150 people last Wednesday, April 8. The event’s organizers, Prism Club and the Sage Center, brought in professional drag queens that entertained the curious audience. Javier Adams, Prism’s president, said the Drag Ball was a way for people to see “different forms of

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SCSU grad shares his story to raise HIV awareness at SAGE event


Aaron Berkowitz – News Writer  The university’s SAGE Center hosted an open dialogue in the student center’s ballroom, where former student Kyle Rodriguez, shared his experience after being diagnosed with the HIV virus to help raise awareness for the disease. “I have to take meds everyday but luckily the strain of HIV that I have only requires me to take

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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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