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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

Richard S. Galore puts on makeup backstage before Saturday’s Rainbow Alliance Drag Show in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room.

Pitt Rainbow Alliance drag show celebrates LGBTQ+ self-expression, art

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer November 14, 2022
Pitt’s Rainbow Alliance hosted a student drag show in the WPU Assembly Room on Saturday night. The event showcased the talents of both experienced and first-time student drag performers.
Stevie Dicks performs at Rainbow Alliance’s 20th annual “Panther Drag” show at the O’Hara Student Center on Saturday night.

Rainbow Alliance celebrates ‘all things queer’ with annual drag show

By Kiera Ledermann, Senior Staff Writer March 27, 2022
Despite a broken elevator, Pitt’s Rainbow Alliance managed to host an all-inclusive “grand finale” to its 2022 Pride Week, the annual spring “celebration of all things queer.”
Indya Moore speaks to a crowd gathered at David Lawrence Hall as part of a Rainbow Alliance event on Friday.

Indya Moore brings advice, optimism to Rainbow Alliance event

By Gabriella Garvin, Staff Writer March 27, 2022
Indya Moore, a transgender actor and model known for their role on the show “Pose,” offered advice on a wide range of topics from microaggressions in the workplace to understanding one’s identity at David Lawerence Hall this past week.
The sixth floor of the William Pitt Union.

Student organizations navigate limited space in WPU sixth floor

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer February 10, 2022
While CCLD organizations are striving toward similar goals, the current configuration has them working “on top of each other” and fighting for their own space on campus, according to the vice president of Rainbow Alliance
Pitt Program Council and Rainbow Alliance hosted “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness on Monday night.

Jonathan Van Ness talks ‘Queer Eye,’ LGBTQ+ activism with PPC, Rainbow Alliance

By Anna Ligorio, Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2021
Van Ness discussed his ice skating experience and more on Monday night, when he participated in “A Conversation with Jonathan Van Ness,” a lecture held by Pitt Program Council in collaboration with Rainbow Alliance.
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.
Student organizations call for expulsion of Pitt student who sent violent, racist threats

Student organizations call for expulsion of Pitt student who sent violent, racist threats

By Janine Faust and Jon Moss July 5, 2019
Leaders of several Pitt student organizations sent a letter to Pitt administrators Friday morning calling for the expulsion of Ethan Kozak, a rising junior political science major, according to a tweet sent Friday afternoon.

Performers death drop at Rainbow Alliance drag show

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer April 8, 2019
Friday night, a charismatic performer clad in a silver sequin dress danced and swirled her poofy brown wig to the booming music. The hundreds of audience members leapt to their feet to clap along, roaring when the performer landed the drag-show-staple death drop.
Participants march during Pittsburgh PrideFest 2018.

Pitt’s first big spring Pride is just around the corner

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2019
“The LGBTQIA+ community on campus is enormous,” Tabitha Barnes said. “We wanted to make sure that Pride was something everyone could take part in...kind of using the resources that we have to make that happen.”
Lothrop Hall houses the 14 students in Pitt’s Gender and Sexuality LLC.

LGBTQ+ students, allies find home in LLC

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer January 7, 2019
Located on the 12th floor of Lothrop Hall is the newly developed Gender and Sexualtiy LLC. The community brings together students who are dedicated to supportive environments.
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