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NU denounces federal memo impacting Title IX

NU denounces federal memo impacting Title IX

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Sully Barrett, news staff A leaked Oct. 21 memo from President Donald J. Trump’s administration proposed legally defining sex as either male or female under Title IX, potentially urging universities to eliminate anti-discrimination protections for transgender and nonbinary students. The sugg...

Op-ed: Why voting yes on 3 is crucial to Massachusetts’ future

Op-ed: Why voting yes on 3 is crucial to Massachusetts’ future

October 10, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

Ben Rutberg, contributor As college students, it is our duty to be the voice of the younger generation. We have the power to shape our future by the way we vote. We will be living with the results of this November’s election far longer than the rest of the voting population, so it is especially im...

Gender vs. Housing: Room options exclude trans, non-binary students

Gender vs. Housing: Room options exclude trans, non-binary students

March 22, 2018


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By Morgan Lloyd, campus editor When Kate Parks applied for housing earlier this month, they found there was no all-gender housing available for their three-person roommate group. The online housing system misgendered Parks, who identifies as non-binary, telling them the options for female students ...

Op-Ed: Women’s March excludes transgender community

Op-Ed: Women’s March excludes transgender community

January 24, 2018


Filed under Op-eds, Opinion

President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20, 2017. The next day, in every corner of the world, women marched. Exactly one year later, women and their allies marched again. Grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and allies alike marched in protest against the administration. They m...

Editorial: Manning decision should set precedent for transgender prisoners

Editorial: Manning decision should set precedent for transgender prisoners

September 14, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The U.S. Army ruled Tuesday that Private Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, will be allowed to receive gender transition surgery, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). According to Reuters, Manning, who came out as a transgender woman after being convicted of espionage, began a hunger strike...

Shooting an opportunity for solidarity

Shooting an opportunity for solidarity

June 15, 2016


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Last Saturday saw thousands celebrating LGBTQA+ pride at City Hall Plaza, despite spitting rain and a handful of wildly outnumbered protesters ordering the celebrators to repent and give up their sinful lifestyles. Rainbow balloon arches and colorful outfits outshined the gray day. However, just a few hours...

Sports teams endorse bill for transgender rights

Sports teams endorse bill for transgender rights

January 21, 2016


Filed under City

By Kate Schneider, News correspondent Boston sports teams declared their support of a gender-equality bill last week, adding to the push to get the legislation passed. The bill, SB 735/HB 1577, bans the discrimination of transgender people in all public places in Boston and adds “gender identity” t...

Transgender activist Laverne Cox speaks at NU

Transgender activist Laverne Cox speaks at NU

January 28, 2015


Filed under Featured Content, Lifestyle

By Rowena Lindsay, inside editor “Orange Is The New Black” actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox packed Blackman Auditorium when she spoke at Northeastern on Monday, Jan. 26. NU Pride and the University Scholars Program sponsored the sold outevent. “I stand before you a proud Africa...

Boston hailed for LGBT equality

Boston hailed for LGBT equality

December 4, 2014


Filed under City, Featured Content

By Audrey Cooney, news correspondent The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), an organization aimed at protecting the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, recently awarded Boston a perfect score on the 2014 Municipal Equality Index (MEI). According to the HRC website, the MEI...

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