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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 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)

Transgender working group pushes gender inclusivity, education

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...

(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...

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

Being trans at Pitt: my story

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,...

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