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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Professor Deirdre McCloskey.

Deirdre McCloskey discusses upcoming debate with Michael Knowles, criticizes petition to cancel event

By Madison Dean, Senior Staff Writer March 30, 2023
Deirdre McCloskey is set to debate “transgenderism and womanhood” with Michael Knowles in the coming weeks. She said it will likely be a “silly debate” but thinks it's important to speak against Knowles’ desire for the government to intervene in family decisions, including those that involve the transitioning and protection of transgender children.
A protestor holds up a transgender pride flag at a rally protesting Riley Gaines’ appearance at the O’Hara Ballroom Monday evening.

‘Slap in the face’: Protests continue against ‘anti-trans’ speakers amid Riley Gaines event

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor March 28, 2023
About 200 students protested at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard Monday afternoon, chanting “hate speech isn’t free, it costs lives'' and carrying signs with phrases such as “save trans lives.” 
Performance during the “Be Gay [Do Crime]” drag concert series.

‘Be Gay [Do Crime]’ concert series spotlights drag as an art form

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor February 12, 2023
Patrick Mayoral performs as Miss Demeanor in their drag concert series “Be Gay [Do Crime].” The show features a myriad of drag performers across Pittsburgh. The last concert took place on Friday at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale.
A protester holds a “Trans People Belong” sign during a June protest for Black trans lives.

Editorial | In absence of Pride, we should listen to our activists

By The Pitt News Editorial Board August 25, 2020
We should take this year, in the absence of a physical pride parade, to reflect on what pride really is, and what it should be from here on out. We should listen to our local activists.
Russian president Vladimir Putin holds the FIFA World Cup Trophy at a pre-tournament ceremony in Moscow in September 2017. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Column: Hosting World Cup in Russia is dangerous for LGBTQ+ fans

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor June 13, 2018

Professional sports environments aren’t traditionally safe spaces for LGBTQ+ athletes and fans — especially in Russia, where policies outlawing “gay propaganda” have been condemned by the European...

Protesters from Westboro Baptist Church picket a same-sex marriage ceremony in 2014 on the steps of the County Courthouse in Wichita, Kansas. (Mike Hutmacher/Wichita Eagle/TNS)

Dear WBC: Hate doesn’t have a home here

By Sarah Shearer | For The Pitt News October 4, 2017

It only takes reading a few sentences into the “about” page on the Westboro Baptist Church’s website to understand one thing: this is a group fueled by hate. The WBC is well known for its protesting...

Counter-protestesters sing the Star-Spangled Banner while one student plays along on the trumpet. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

Pitt students’ protest represents model of free speech

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 19, 2017

When protesters descended on campus yesterday afternoon to push a controversial message, they weren’t the only ones ready to exercise their freedom of speech. Members of Christian Interviews, an organization...

Georgia Tech student called 911 before shooting, authorities say

Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz called 911 before being shot by campus police, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Schultz called 911 alerting them "of a suspicious person on campus."...

Students hold pride flags and chant at protesters across from Towers. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

Students drown out bigotry in counter protest outside Towers

By Janine Faust and Amanda Finney / TPN Staff September 18, 2017

A crowd of Pitt students jammed the stairway leading up to Towers Patio on Monday, waving rainbow flags and sporting “I [heart] the female orgasm” t-shirts. Others stood on nearby trashcans and...

Pitt Rainbow Alliance and the Office of First Year Experience hosted Panther Drag Show in the William Pitt Union Friday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

Gallery: Panther Drag Show

By Thomas Yang September 17, 2017

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