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The Gender and Sexuality Center: A welcoming environment for all OU students

Kaylah Snell, Political Reporter February 14, 2024

The history of LGBTQ+ community on campus is long and detailed. Over the past 19 years, the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) has provided a space for these students to thrive without fear of persecution...

Students celebrating at the Gender and Sexuality Centers 2022 Lavender Graduation ceremony.

OU deemed stand out LGBTQ-inclusive campus despite state challenges

Joseph Goral, Contributor March 22, 2023

Over 45% of LGBTQIA+ workers reported discrimination at work, including being fired, not hired or harassed for their sexual orientation or gender identity, according to a recent survey by the UCLA Williams...

Keeper of the Dream: Kyle Griggs

Keeper of the Dream: Kyle Griggs

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2023

Throughout his life, Oakland University junior Kyle Griggs has yearned to belong to a community where he could be himself. When he became a Keeper of the Dream Award (KOD) recipient, he recognized that...

Out for Business e-board, from left to right: Kaitlyn Murray, Logan Dawson, Mari Romund and Katelyn Butler.

LGBTQIA+ students, allies are ‘Out for Business’ with new student org

Tori Coker, Content Editor February 15, 2023

New student organization Out for Business (OFB) has united a team of ambitious student leaders and the mentorship of OU’s Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) toward a common goal of establishing a safe...

The GSC has welcomed Blake Bonkowski as their new coordinator.

OU ranked one of top LGBTQ friendly Michigan campuses amid ‘unprecedented times’

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor July 20, 2022

After being number three in the state earlier this year, Oakland University is now ranked one of the top two most LGBTQ+ friendly universities in Michigan according to Campus Pride Index (CPI). With...

The GSC has welcomed Blake Bonkowski as their new coordinator.

Introducing new Gender and Sexuality Center coordinator Blake Bonkowski

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2022

The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is under new leadership. Blake Bonkowski has joined the team as the new coordinator and is excited to enact change on campus by supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+...

The Gender and Sexuality Center will host a variety of events throughout March to celebrate Pride Month at OU.

Gender and Sexuality Center to host Pride Month events

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2022

March is Pride Month at Oakland University and the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) will be hosting numerous events to celebrate the LGBTQIA community.  “I think it's important to have a Pride Month...

The Gender and Sexuality Center at Oakland University.

Where OU stands as an LGBTQIA+ friendly campus

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor February 2, 2022

From 2017 through 2020, Campus Pride Index (CPI) ranked Oakland University the most LGBTQIA+ friendly campus in Michigan. As of 2022, OU is no longer number one on the list — the university is third...

The entrance to the OUs Gender and Sexuality Center, located downstairs in the Oakland Center.

Gender and Sexuality Center open during the summer

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor June 30, 2021

The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC), Oakland Univeristy’s LGBTQIA+ resource center, is dedicated to the retention and graduation of queer students — and that doesn’t stop during the summer. The...

Trans rights panel promotes understanding and empathy

Dean Vaglia, Staff Reporter March 22, 2021

The Gender and Sexuality Center and Oakland University Libraries hosted the discussion panel “Trans Rights Are Human Rights” on Thursday, March 18. Hosted over Zoom, Dean Nasreddine moderated the...

Pride Month goes completely virtual

Autumn Page, Marketing Director March 22, 2021

The Gender and Sexuality Center is hosting their annual Pride Month celebrations all virtually this year.    Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of last year’s Pride Month, the planning...

Drag queens Peppermint, Sasha Velour kickoff Pride Month

Lauren Karmo, Managing Editor March 9, 2021

Pride Month 2021 kicked off virtually with the 2nd Annual Tim Larrabee Memorial Lecture featuring drag queens Peppermint and Sasha Velour. Touching on themes of activism, queer history, community and more,...

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