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Ally Awards ceremony to be held Wednesday

By Northern Star staff | April 2, 2015

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will hold a ceremony honoring the recipients of its Ally Award on Wednesday.The award is given to those who have "done something positive for or on behalf of the LGBT community," according to the resource center's...

LGBTQ Awareness Month Schedule

By Northern Star staff | March 18, 2015

Ask a Lesbian!9-11 p.m. April 1Holmes Student Center, Room 505 ...But You Don't Look Sick: A primer on invisible disabilities in the LGBT+ community6-7:30 p.m. April 6Holmes Student Center, Room 506 11th annual Ally awards2:30-4 p.m. April 8Holmes Student...

Rickey Layfield, graduate adult and higher education student, discusses the first openly gay NFL footballer, Michael Sam, Wednesday in the Holmes Student Center. Layfield was presenting at Inside the Fishbowl.

Fishbowl shows growing acceptance of LGBT people

By Rhea Riley | April 24, 2014

Inside the Fishbowl, an LGBTQ Awareness Month event, brought to light the LGBT community’s growing acceptance in music and professional sports.The event, hosted by the LGBT and Women’s Resource Center, was held Wednesday in the Heritage Room of the...

Speaker talks race, gender in civil rights

Speaker talks race, gender in civil rights

By Shikha Duttyal | April 2, 2014

Students and faculty kicked off LGBTQ Awareness Month with a discussion of the passage of the Civil Rights Act Wednesday.The lecture — Race, Gender and the Civil Rights Act: An Historical Perspective — was presented by Patricia Sullivan, history professor...

LGBT Resource Center to host 8th annual Ally Awards

By Northern Star Staff | April 1, 2012

April is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Awareness Month at NIU. The LGBT Resource Center will host the 8th annual Ally Awards, which honor NIU faculty, staff, students and DeKalb organizations that “have been allies to the LGBT community...