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Why are LGBTQ members not allowed to help save lives?

Why are LGBTQ members not allowed to help save lives?

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2020

Andy Cohen, a TV host and survivor of the coronavirus, was recently denied the ability to donate blood to COVID-19 patients and believes his sexual orientation was the deciding factor. The Food and Drug Administration’s regulations prohibit gay men who have not abstained from sex for three months...

StandOUT gathers for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community gathered as StandOUT hosted an event in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20 in the Student Union Breezeway.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2019

Members and allies of LGBTQ+ gathered in a day of remembrance to mourn and spread awareness about violence that has occurred against the community. Nov. 20 is recognized as Transgender Day of Remembrance. In acknowledgement of this day, the StandOUT organization hosted an event in the Student Uni...

Celebrating LGBTQ history with standOUT

Members of standOUT hosted an informational tabling event to inform students and faculty about LGBTQ History Month, which is celebrated all through the month of October.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

October is National LGBTQ History Month.  The university’s organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer questioning students and allies, standOUT, hosted an informational tabling event on October 24.  At the table, students could learn about significant people and events from over th...