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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

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.

Editorial | Acknowledge progress and pitfalls during Pride month

Editorial | Acknowledge progress and pitfalls during Pride month

By Pitt News Editorial Board

June 11, 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

Opinion | Pride can be both political and a party

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

Campus organizations host first Pride month

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 8, 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.

Exploring the gray areas of asexuality

Exploring the gray areas of asexuality

By Maggie Young, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Asexuality is a sexual orientation, meaning a whole spectrum of sexual attraction exists — not just a void of sexuality.

GSWS program to offer LGBTQ+ studies minor

GSWS program to offer LGBTQ+ studies minor

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2019

The GSWS program will offer a minor in LGBTQ and critical sexuality studies this semester, which requires 18 credits in classes about sexuality through a variety of lenses.

LGBTQ+ representation through flags

LGBTQ+ representation through flags

By Joanna Li, News Editor

February 13, 2019

  The iconic, instantly recognizable rainbow flag featured on this year’s Sex Edition cover isn’t the only flag members of the LGBTQ+ community rally around. Since the late artist Gilbert Baker first flew the rainbow flag in 1978, countless other activists and artists have created id...

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