Tag Archives: SAGE

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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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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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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Making Southern transgender inclusive


Dylan Haviland – General Assignment Reporter  Seth Wallace, a graduate student in social work, is currently enrolled in his first year at Southern Connecticut State University.  Wallace earned his bachelor’s degree at Connecticut University and has a 10-year history of diversity advocacy in the New Haven and surrounding areas. Wallace, a transman, has reached a few obstacles this semester with

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