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Photos: 27th Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival marks first official Pride Day of the cities

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News

LGBTQA3 Alliance’s annual drag show raises money for transgender youth summer camp

Saturday wasn’t University of Oregon student Jane Kissinger’s first time seeing a drag show, but she was excited to see student drag queens perform. For her, the LGBTQA3 Alliance at the UO — which hosted the show — gives her a chance to be herself. “My hometown is very rural …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

How do transgender students fit into gendered Fraternity and Sorority Life?

In fall 2011, Elle Mallon went through recruitment to join a fraternity at the University of Oregon. However, Mallon didn’t feel like there was a spot for her. “There were some guys who would say ‘no homo’ or ‘that’s so gay’ or use ‘gay’ as an insult,” Mallon said. “Some queer people …

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Opinion

Harvey: We still have a long way to go for gay rights

Ellen Page came out on Valentine’s Day, shortly after Missouri’s Michael Sam. Both made national news. When Page came out, she delivered a beautiful speech at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Time to Thrive Conference, hitting nearly every point that needed to be made about our culture and the LGBT community. “If …

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Same-sex marriage progress in Oregon

As 2014 begins, 17 states now legally allow same-sex marriages, including Washington and California. Nine of the 17 states began allowing same-sex marriage in 2013. Oregon still does not. On Oct. 18, 2013, Oregon started recognizing marriages of same-sex couples from out of state. Oregon currently provides “broad domestic partnership” …

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Opinion

UO Adjunct Instructor Suzi Steffen on the changing world for LGBTQ

We’ve each survived bad roommate situations, and we’re good buddies. It’ll be perfect. Over the summer, I realize I’m in love with her. I have no idea what to do. I can’t tell her; I can’t tell anyone. I want to die.

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Study shows harmful effects of school bullying on young members of LGBT community

A study conducted by researchers at San Francisco State University’s Family Acceptance Project on 245 LGBT young adults revealed a direct correlation between harassment in schools and long-term physical and mental problems affecting LGBT young adults.

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