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

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AdministrationNews

LGBTQ supporters protest in Johnson Hall after program cuts

Students are protesting at Johnson Hall today about positions in LGBT Education and Support Services programs being cut. About 30 protesters started at the Health Center and marched down 13th Avenue, carrying signs that said things like “The UO exploits LGBTQ/POC labor” and “support queer services,” while chanting “President Schill …

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News

Students groups work to create a culture of consent and support in the LGBTQ community

The LGBT community has reported higher rates of sexual violence and many organizations are working to prevent this issue.

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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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Arts & CultureSex & Relationships

The UO is one of the most queer-friendly campuses in the country with an abundance of resources

It’s Sunday, June 28, 1969. The Stonewall Riots occurred after a popular New York gay bar was raided. The patrons of the bar — sick of homophobic oppression —  fought back that night against the New York City police. Across the country a group of University of Oregon students was making a …

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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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News

New changes await for nontraditional households in FAFSA application

The Free Application for Federal Student [email protected]@links [email protected]@is not known for its simplicity. Filling it out involves weeding through pages and pages of a complicated financial questionnaires, including estimating parental income to generate an “expected family contribution” for college expense, which in turn determines federal aid allotment.  Things get even more …

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Arts & Culture

Recapping the Queer Film Festival’s 20th anniversary

“This year, we really enlarged the scope of the festival,” event coordinator and forum volunteer Shehram Mokhtar said. “Previously, we would just purchase films; now, for the first time, we had submissions for entry.”

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News

Students celebrate National Coming Out Day

Rainbow colors flooded the Memorial Quad Tuesday as students from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and their allies gathered beneath an arch of colorful balloons to celebrate National Coming Out Day — affirming that they are open with their sexual identity and are committed to defending the rights of everyone on campus to do the same.

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