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Poetry | Verge

Poetry | Verge

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

June 23, 2020

Genna Edwards shares some gay poetry for Pride Month.

Embracing Queer: Pitt’s LGBTQ+ Community

(Illustration by Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator)

By Madeline Barber / Staff Writer

May 31, 2017

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

John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By Jack Shelly / Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

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

Will Miller | Staff Illustrator

By Elizabeth Lepro / Assistant Sports Editor

February 12, 2016

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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