New Pride Club plans ahead for the future

September 27, 2017

BY ANASTASIA LANDEROS The newly formed Husky Pride Club already has a motto: “Come as you are.” Founded by student Mark Alvarez, as a student led, based and run LGBT+ student club, the Husky Pride Club has not been officially chartered yet, but that hasn’t stopped the executive board from making big plans for the future. “All of our ideas are just swarming right now,” said theater and music student…

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Safe Zone pushes for tolerance

By Noe Ortega Student workers and faculty came together for the Safe Zone Coalition training for undocumented students and the LGBT. According to the website, Safe Zone is a sanctuary for LGBT and undocumented students, faculty and the community. It’s a place where members can share stories about their unique experiences and be in a place where they can feel at peace. It’s also a place where student workers and…

September 27, 2017
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LGBT community stands against anti-gay laws

By Christopher Jimenez The anti-gay laws such as HB2 in Mississippi and North Carolina have sent a great movement against both states . The Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act in North Carolina has impacted the transgender community, as they can only  use restrooms based on their biological sex. Also, Mississippi passed a law in which a person of the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community can be denied access…

May 25, 2016
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It takes courage to stand up for LGBT

By Tadzio Garcia    The topic of the civil rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population is ever current just as it is ever relentlessly under open attack. It’s still socially acceptable to denounce LGBTs. It takes a measure of courage to stand up for LGBTs, that is, their right to be themselves without fear of danger. The United Nations has not convinced its membership of its Universal Declaration…

May 22, 2013
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QSA raises awareness

By Danny Vasquez It seems these days as though the use of the word “gay” is used in a negative way when coming out of student’s mouths around East Los Angeles College. Students use slang when speaking among each other. These days, the phrase “that’s so gay” is really popular. When students use the phrase “that’s so gay” they are using it in a negative way  to explain the emotion of…

October 11, 2012
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Students participate in Day of Silence

By Jorge Lopez Joyful members of the Queer-Straight Alliance gathered last Thursday at the center of the Husky Bowl, located between the E5 and E3 buildings, in observance of a Day of Silence. “The Day of Silence is a nation-wide event,” said club President Carmen Meza.  It is a national youth movement bringing attention to the silence faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people, and those who support them….

April 25, 2012
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‘Brown and Out’ spotlights Latino community

By Vivian Ramirez CASA 0101 was greeted with much success during its opening weekend of the Brown and Out Play Festival, representing the Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Festival was a series of short plays authored by six people. All 10 plays vary from humorous to serious and touch base with nearly every emotion in between. Brown & Out tells the stories of a wide spectrum of Latinos…

September 28, 2011
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