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Opinion | No excuses — use people’s chosen pronouns

Opinion | No excuses — use people’s chosen pronouns

By Loretta Donoghue, For The Pitt News

September 26, 2019

Sam Smith’s situation serves as a reminder that there is no excuse for not using people’s chosen pronouns.

Transgender community, allies “Fight the Ban” at downtown rally

Transgender rights activists placed transgender pride flags on a statue of former Pittsburgh mayor Richard Caliguiri.

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

April 13, 2019

Saturday afternoon’s Fight the Ban rally gathered a crowd of about 40 people, was organized by Stonewall City Democrats, TransPride Pittsburgh, OutServe-SLDN and Minority Veterans of America, and was one of many rallies held across the country on Saturday.

Trump’s transgender policies disregard science, human rights

Trump's transgender policies disregard science, human rights

By Sandy Fairclough, Staff Columnist

November 14, 2018

The transgender community won’t be silenced by the Trump administration's transphobic policies.

Pentagon caught off guard by Trump’s ban on transgender troops

By Vera Bergengruen | McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

July 26, 2017

The Pentagon was blindsided by President Donald Trump's announcement on Wednesday that his administration would block transgender people from the U.S. military, and the Defense Department has no idea yet how it will affect troops already serving. The president's declaration on Twitter, saying transgender...

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...

GSWS major will make students more empathetic, tolerant

By Alyssa Lieberman / Columnist

September 9, 2015

On the first day of my Gender Studies class, my professor walked us through the standard introductions — what are our names, years, majors but also ­— what were our preferred gender pronouns? A teacher had never asked me whether or not I was a he, she or a they. However, classes within the gender,...

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