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The Pittsburgh pride of today ignores its roots

People’s Pride was held in opposition to the annual pride festivities hosted by EQT — a Pittsburgh-based oil and natural gas company. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

By Anaïs Foss | For The Pitt News

June 13, 2018

As a member of a community under constant attack, attending pride celebrations used to feel like a breath of fresh air for me. Pride was always a space to be out safely and celebrate myself with other queer people. But things have changed. Pittsburgh Pride has been sponsored by natural gas compa...

FEM: Equality and empowerment

(Photo by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By Rachel Lombardo / For The Pitt News

September 20, 2017

Feminism has become a buzzword, and along with the attention comes stereotypes — that feminists are crazy man-haters and women who don’t shave their legs or armpits. Here on Pitt’s campus, The Female Empowerment Movement, or FEM for short, aims to break these stereotypes and bring feminism b...

Editorial: Pitt’s new board shows that it recognizes the importance of diversity, but there’s a long way to go

(Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 4, 2017

The Board of Trustees at Pitt has some serious power — by its own words, the Board “retains ultimate responsibility for all University affairs,” meaning its diversity is all the more important. Pitt appointed four new board members on June 30, three of whom are women. And while there’s st...

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