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Transgender working group pushes gender inclusivity, education

The Trans Working Group aims to study and evaluate University-wide transgender policies and make suggestions improve the experiences of trans students.
(Photo Courtesy of Kate Shindle)

By Caroline Bourque | Assistant News Editor

August 28, 2017

Before joining Pitt’s transgender working group, Kate Shindle knew little about the obstacles to building gender-neutral restrooms. “It’s not just as easy as saying that, ‘We need a gender-neutral restroom somewhere,’” Shindle, a senior biology major, said. “It’s also like, ‘Where...

Embracing Queer: Pitt’s LGBTQ+ Community

(Illustration by Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator)

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 hang from streetlights Downtown, advertising the upcoming Pittsburgh Pride Festival. The queer co...

Being trans at Pitt: my story

Madeline Barber writes for The Pitt News culture section. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Barber | For The Pitt News

May 30, 2017

As a child, I was a stereotypical boy. I played in the dirt, my favorite toys were my Tonka trucks and I loved to break things. I wasn’t interested in “girl” things like sewing or nail polish, and my favorite color wasn’t pink. To my mother, there was no way I could be trans because I so eag...

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