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Pitt’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office held an event on Thursday afternoon titled “Supporting Gay Black and Latino Sexual Assault Survivors,” which focused on male sexual assault survivors of marginalized communities, specifically gay Black and Latino men.

‘This is a crisis’: Panel discusses support for gay Black and Latino male sexual assault survivors

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer April 16, 2021
Pitt’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office held an event on Thursday afternoon titled “Supporting Gay Black and Latino Sexual Assault Survivors,” which focused on male sexual assault survivors of marginalized communities, specifically gay Black and Latino men.
Beatrice Fadrigon: Building a place to belong

Beatrice Fadrigon: Building a place to belong

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist April 12, 2021
Beatrice Fadrigon is walking away from Pitt having carved out a space for queer Asian students — a space that didn’t exist before, and she said is necessary now more than ever.
Tyler Viljaste has formed the LGBTQIA+ task force with support from Student Government Board and other Pitt staff.

LGBTQIA+ task force seeking student input on new center, other proposals

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer January 27, 2021
SGB’s LGBTQIA+ task force, which includes more than 70 students, faculty and staff, is working on a proposal that includes research on the benefits of an LGBTQIA+ center as well as recommendations for counseling services.
Opinion | Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions is a huge win for queer Catholics

Opinion | Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions is a huge win for queer Catholics

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 26, 2020
Pope Francis’ call to ensure LGBTQ+ individuals are “legally covered” by civil union laws is a tangible, meaningful gesture.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act now extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.

‘Long time coming’: Supreme Court ruling strengthens protections for LGBTQ+ workers

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer June 23, 2020
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act — which protects workers from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin — now extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Poetry | Verge

Poetry | Verge

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist June 23, 2020
Genna Edwards shares some gay poetry for Pride Month.
Chick-fil-A will no longer donate to Christian charity groups that have been accused of being homophobic.

Editorial: Chick-fil-A could do more

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 19, 2019
Chick-fil-A could also do more if they want to show support for the LGBTQ+ community, such as donating to charities that actively support this group.
Editorial: Keep TikTok out of public schools

Editorial: Keep TikTok out of public schools

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 21, 2019
TikTok should be kept out of public schools, for the emotional and physical safety of all children.
Old News: When Pitt and ROTC clashed on anti-gay policy

Old News: When Pitt and ROTC clashed on anti-gay policy

Old News is a bi-weekly blog dragging up ancient Pitt history. Here, we’ll retell some of the weird, interesting or relevant stories we find in The Pitt News’s archives at Documenting Pitt.
By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor September 26, 2019
Old News is a new bi-weekly blog dragging up ancient Pitt history. This week, News Editor Emily Wolfe takes us back to 1990 when campus groups tried to push Pitt to break ties with the ROTC because of its discriminatory sexuality policies.
A banner calling for the exclusion of corporations in pride.

Opinion | The ideal way to corporatize LGBTQ+ identity

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist June 12, 2019
While the corporatization can be bad, there are ways to ethically market LGBTQ+ inclusiveness. Companies need to adopt these principles, and it is our job to hold them accountable.
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