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Students fear Trump’s LGBTQ policy

Students fear Trump’s LGBTQ policy

By Associated Press | February 16, 2017

President Donald Trump waves during a campaign stop at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Nov. 3. Hundreds of parents across the country have called on President Donald Trump to embrace Obama-era protections for transgender students that call for letting them use school bathrooms in accordance with their gender identity. During the election campaign Trump said that transgender students can use the bathroom they like.

Obama’s final speech instills ideas of change

By Clarissa Hinshaw | January 18, 2017

DeKALB — With President Barack Obama’s term coming to an end, students and faculty interested in leadership and activism are paying attention to his final words.Obama delivered his farewell address at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at McCormick Place in Chicago....

Legislative shift builds uncertainty

By Alex Forgue | November 21, 2016

For many, watching the 2016 election results was devastating; it is an unfortunate reality that not only do we have Donald Trump as our next president, but the Republican Party will now control both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.I know...

LGBTQ community at NIU needs more allies

By Ian Tancun | September 19, 2016

Progress has been made in terms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning acceptance on campus, but as October nears, which is LGBTQ history month, students should recognize the importance of continued awareness on issues members of...

PRISM to hold LGBT sex, culture lecture

By Northern Star staff | February 15, 2016

PRISM, NIU’s student-run LGBT organization, will hold "The Art of Barebacking: Sexual Liberation and the Freedom to Fuck" 9-11 p.m. Wednesday in the Holmes Student Center, Room 406.This lecture will discuss the criminalization of gay sex and the resistance...

Prism to hold Bisexuality, Biphobia, and the Sexual Spectrum

By Northern Star staff | February 2, 2016

Prism, NIU’s student-run LGBT organization, will hold Bisexuality, Biphobia, and the Sexual Spectrum 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Holmes Student Center, room 406.The discussion will include the misconceptions surrounding bisexuality that lead to bi-phobia,...

Prism to hold spring semester pizza party

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2016

Prism will hold a Spring 2016 Kick-off Pizza Party 9-10:30 p.m. today in the Holmes Student Center, Heritage Room.Prism is NIU’s student-run LGBT organization that holds events such as the Gay Jam variety show and the Day of Silence/Night of Noise,...

Pride Dinner to be held April 24

By Northern Star staff | April 7, 2015

The 21st Pride Dinner is 6 p.m. April 24 in the Holmes Student Center, Capital Room.The winners of the Eychaner Award will be announced at the celebration. The award is given to a student and faculty or staff member who "honor and celebrate the goal of...

Free screening of “Pride” film to be held Wednesday

By Northern Star staff | February 25, 2015

A free screening of "Pride" will be held Wednesday."Pride" is based on the true story of a group of British gay and lesbian activists who raised money to help miners during a strike in 1984. The film received the Queer Palm award at the 2014 Cannes Film...

LGBT equality fight doesn’t stop with OK of gay marriage

By Jeanette Fritz | November 14, 2013

Illinois legalizing gay marriage was great news, but it didn’t signal the end of the fight for equality.The country is slowly making its way to marriage equality, and adding another state to the list is what we need. Although it’s an important step,...

LGBT tailgate may be annual

By James Green | October 13, 2013

After a “successful” tailgate Saturday, the LGBT Resource Center hopes to hold a Homecoming tailgate next year and possibly make it an annual event.Charles Schumann, a member of the Presidential Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,...