The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

From left, Manila Luzon, Blair St. Clair and Trixie Mattel speak during the Drag & Music: From Drag Race to the Top of the Charts panel at Billboard and THRs Pride Summit on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Opinion | Why everyone should appreciate ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

By Danae Poteat, Staff Columnist October 23, 2023
Everyone should be a “Drag Race” fan, or at least be able to appreciate the work it does for the queer community.
Opinion | Stop ‘queering’ real people

Opinion | Stop ‘queering’ real people

By Anna Ehlers, Contributing Editor February 20, 2023
Celebrity culture can also be subjected to the act of queering, since celebrity culture relies on narratives. Social media, interviews, headlines — all create narratives about a celebrity that make a character. Headlines and topics of interviews are all carefully crafted by a PR group hired by the celebrity to tell the world what to believe about them.
Attendees march Downtown during the Pittsburgh Pride Revolution March & Parade on Saturday, June 4.

Editorial | Anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric is killing people

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 27, 2022
LGBTQ+ people are gaining more recognition and representation in the general public and media, yet they still face discrimination, harassment and even death as the Club Q shooting demonstrated once again.
The Cathedral of Learning.

New app helps trans people with voice training and gender confirmation

By Elle Kenney, For The Pitt News September 23, 2022
Alex Ahmed, web developer and Northeastern University’s doctorate student, spoke at the Research, Ethics and Society Initiative Seminar Series & Gender and Science Conversation Series on Wednesday over Zoom. Ahmed spoke about her research and development on a voice training app for transgender people she designed called Project Spectra.
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.
Opinion | You don’t have to declare a sexuality

Opinion | You don’t have to declare a sexuality

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor February 9, 2021
You might never be exactly sure what your sexuality is. And you don’t have to be.
People march in affiliation with UPMC at last years Pride celebration. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)

March mayhem: Delta’s Pride draws criticism

By Madeline Barber / Staff Writer June 6, 2017

Pittsburgh gears up for its annual Pride celebration every June by filling the streets downtown with dozens upon dozens of rainbow flags and banners that promote equality and stand out against the monochromatic...

(Illustration by Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator)

Embracing Queer: Pitt’s LGBTQ+ Community

By Madeline Barber / Staff Writer May 31, 2017

Queer pride is everywhere in Pittsburgh — Bloomfield storefronts sell queer-friendly merchandise, rainbow flags dance in the winds of Lawrenceville homes and banners adorned with local drag performers...

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