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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

Members of Phi Sigma Rho at the annual Light the Night hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society outside of Heinz Field on Oct. 14.

Sorority changes bylaws to welcome non-binary, transgender students

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2021
Pitt’s chapter of Phi Sigma Rho, a social engineering and STEM sorority, recently updated its bylaws to be more welcoming to non-binary and transgender students through inclusive language and pronoun use as well as anti-discrimination clauses.
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.
Pitt hosted an event Monday titled “What’s in a Name?: Legal Names and the LGBTQIA+ Experience with Rosalynne Montoya that explored the legal name change process and how a person’s name defines them. Pictured is speaker Rosalynne Montoya addressing the audience.

‘You are who you are’: Panelists discuss the power of a name in the LGBTQIA+ experience

By Abby Cardilli, For The Pitt News October 6, 2021
Pitt hosted an event on Monday titled “What’s in a Name?: Legal Names and the LGBTQIA+ Experience with Rosalynne Montoya,” which explored the legal name change process and how a person’s name defines them.
Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. Meet this year’s board and learn about their priorities and plans.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer August 20, 2021
After a tumultuous election season and a year of online classes, Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. The Pitt News spoke with the board to learn about their top priorities and plans to improve campus life this fall.
The LGBTQIA+ task force has been drafting and finalizing a report to present to Pitt’s senior administration over the past two semesters, in an effort to begin implementing the task force’s requests. While the report is nearly finished, the task force is turning to the Pitt community for support.

LGBTQIA+ task force releases petition, ‘live’ report to garner student support

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer April 23, 2021
SGB’s LGBTQIA+ task force released a petition and “live” report — which has been in the works for the past two semesters — on Friday to garner student support and attention before being presented to senior administration.
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.
Major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff Picks: Shows and movies for Pride Month

By The Pitt News Staff June 2, 2020
Pride Month looks like it will come and go without much in-person celebration this year, with major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the LGBTQ+ community and its allies can’t spend the month of June physically together, our staff has compiled a list of the shows and movies that help bring us closer to the community and the issues that matter.
Robert Huerbin (left), Theresa White (middle), and Jason Landou-Goodman (right) talk at the University Club Wednesday night for an LGBTQIA+ hosted reception. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

Students face encouragement, difficulties when coming out

By Remy Samuels | For The Pitt News October 13, 2017

Decked out in suits and dresses, Pitt’s LGBTQ+ alumni and current students congregated in the Gold Room of the University Club Wednesday, reminiscing about the evolution of the community and discussing...

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