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Embracing Queer: Pitt’s LGBTQ+ Community

Embracing Queer: Pitt’s LGBTQ+ Community

By Madeline Barber / Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


Filed under Culture

Queer pride is everywhere in Pittsburgh — Bloomfield storefronts sell queer-friendly merchandise, rainbow flags dance in the winds of Lawrenceville homes and banners adorned with local drag performers hang from streetlights Downtown, advertising the upcoming Pittsburgh Pride Festival. The queer co...

Sojourning exhibit shares LGBTQ+ journeys

Sojourning exhibit shares LGBTQ+ journeys

By Jack Shelly / Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


Filed under Art, Culture

A new exhibit is flipping the script on LGBTQ+ awareness — letters and photos of encouragement will come not from the accepted, but from the accepting. The exhibit, titled “Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh,” is on display around campus, with two to four narratives stopping in Posvar Hall, Parran Hall...

Football is so gay: Forced masculinity in pro sports halts social progress

Football is so gay: Forced masculinity in pro sports halts social progress

By Elizabeth Lepro / Assistant Sports Editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

John Kichi thinks football players are kidding themselves. That’s an understatement — the Sewickley, Pennsylvania, author and illustrator actually thinks the entire sport is really, really gay. Kichi’s most recent picture book, “Football is Soooo Gay” is a diatribe to what he considers an e...

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