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Centers team up to be more inclusive

By Keith Hernandez | June 15, 2014

The LGBT and Women’s Resource Centers officially united June 5 under a single name and mission in the final step of a merging process which began in September.The centers will now be known as the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center and will operate...

Speaker shares identity struggle

Speaker shares identity struggle

By Alex LaBee | April 16, 2014

Athlete and activist Kye Allums speaks about the obstacles of being a transgender person Tuesday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Allums said being assigned a gender at birth does not implicitly mean all people identify with their assigned sex. Allums is a public speaker and founder of the I Am Enough project, a storytelling platform dedicated to encouraging self-love for everyone on the gender spectrum.

Vigil shows ‘trans lives matter’

By Allison Krecek | November 20, 2013

Students used a Wednesday remembrance night to educate others on what it means to be transgender.At the night of remembrance, students were asked to remember transgender people who have died. Participants started with a candlelight vigil and a reading...

Drag Show, Vogue Ball allow amateur performers to showcase skills

By KeAndre Worthy | October 21, 2013

Drag performers, professional and amateur, showcased their skills at Friday’s Fall Drag Show and the first annual Vogue Ball.The two events were held at the same time and featured performers showcasing their drag skills as well as letting audience members...

Light shed on ‘invisible scars’

By Brian Guttman | October 9, 2013

Students took part in a discussion about sexual assault and domestic violence Wednesday.The event, called Invisible Scars, was hosted by the LGBT Resource Center as part of LGBTQ History month and Domestic Violence Awareness month. Invisible Scars was...

Bethany Hill educates the crowd on the history of transgender people. Hill also spoke about some of her own personal challenges with being a transgender student on NIUs campus

LGBT Resource Center hosts transgender history event Tuesday

By Sierra Lowe | October 16, 2012

A look inside the evolution of transgender identity throughout history was hosted by the LGBT Resource Center on Tuesday. With the Elagabalus to Chaz Bono: Trans People Through History event, attendees were able to hear of prominent transgender people...