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

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.

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.

Editorial: Chick-fil-A could do more

Chick-fil-A will no longer donate to Christian charity groups that have been accused of being homophobic.

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

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.

Opinion | The ideal way to corporatize LGBTQ+ identity

A banner calling for the exclusion of corporations in pride.

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.

Editorial | Acknowledge progress and pitfalls during Pride month

The People’s Pride march kicks off from Freedom Corner.

By Pitt News Editorial Board

June 12, 2019

But the past few years also brought forth a slew of hateful events, serving as a bleak reminder that we still have a long way to go. In order to continue progressing forward, it’s vital to acknowledge both the progress and the pitfalls.

Opinion | Pride can be both political and a party

The Philadelphia Pride flag.

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columist

June 11, 2019

While Pride in 2019 is far different than Stonewall, if executed with respect, it can be an incredible time to both toast to how far we’ve come and push for continued progress. It is imperative that members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike push for the continued growth of Pride events in ways that support and include everyone in the community.

Campus organizations host first Pride month

Pitt Pride banner outside of the William Pitt Union.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Pitt’s campus is home to many LGBTQ+ organizations — Rainbow Alliance, oSTEM and the Gender and Sexuality LLC, to name a few. But until this year, none of those organizations came together for a large-scale project celebrating Pitt’s LGBTQ+ community as a whole.

Opinion | Non-inclusive sex ed puts LGBTQ+ youth at risk

Opinion | Non-inclusive sex ed puts LGBTQ+ youth at risk

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist

February 14, 2019

To decrease the number of LGBTQ+ individuals put at risk, inclusive education is needed to keep students safe and encourage security in their sexual and gender identities.

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