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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

Laura Stravach, president of the Pitt Rainbow Alliance.

Safe spaces and gender-neutral restrooms: Pitt students reflect on LGBTQ resources after top ranking

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer September 7, 2022
Best Colleges, in partnership with Campus Pride, named Pitt number 20 in its ranking of best colleges for LGBTQ+ students in 2022. While students are aware of the steps Pitt has taken to become more inclusive, many feel that there’s room for improvement.
Editorial | Corporations should care about LGBTQ+ people beyond just Pride Month

Editorial | Corporations should care about LGBTQ+ people beyond just Pride Month

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 10, 2022
Many corporations say they support LGBTQ+ pride, but their words do not reflect their actions during the rest of the year.
The 2021 Pittsburgh Pride Parade in Downtown.

Editorial | Our most anticipated Pride events happening in Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 31, 2022
Here are the Pride events happening locally that we are most looking forward to.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis displays the signed Parental Rights in Education, aka the Dont Say Gay bill, flanked by elementary school students during a news conference on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Classical Preparatory school in Shady Hills.

Satire | ‘Don’t Say Gay’ is really effective legislation

By Paige Wasserman, Staff Columnist March 29, 2022
The “Parental Rights in Education” bill in Florida is definitely going to turn would-be queer youth into country-loving heterosexuals.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis complains about the FDAs decision to revoke its emergency authorization for two COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments during a press conference, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in North Miami, Florida.

Editorial | Florida is the ‘freedom’ state restricting rights

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 1, 2022
Florida Republicans shouldn’t paint themselves as fighters for the “freedom” state, as they approve and pass more and more laws that prohibit people from living their authentic lives.
The LGBTQIA+ health equity panel hosted by Pitt Public Health’s Student Government Association in the Pitt Public Health building and over Zoom on Thursday evening.

‘Our systems are broken’: Panel discusses LGBTQIA+ health equity

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer November 12, 2021
Pitt Public Health’s Student Government Association hosted an LGBTQIA+ health equity panel Thursday evening, consisting of four health care professionals offering their insight and opinions on health equity for the LGBTQIA+ community.
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion hosted its “To Be Oneself” event on Wednesday afternoon as part of Pitt’s annual Diversity Forum.

‘Stop talking and act’: Panelists discuss ways to protect, support trans people

By Natalie Frank, News Editor July 29, 2021
Pitt hosted the event “To Be Oneself” on Wednesday afternoon, which focused on ways the University can take action to support transgender students, faculty and staff and how everyone can support Pittsburgh’s trans community, specifically trans people of color.
Editorial | It’s not Lil Nas X’s job to cater to homophobes

Editorial | It’s not Lil Nas X’s job to cater to homophobes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 30, 2021
It’s not on Lil Nas X to sanitize his art and neatly package it for straight people who might be offended.
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.
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