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BBQueer kicks off Pride Month at Oakland University

BBQueer kicks off Pride Month at Oakland University

Adrian Jimenez Morales, Campus Editor March 20, 2024

Retro anime, ‘90s classics, and one of the most colorful decorations of the semester adorned the BBQueer event on March 11, kicking off this year’s Pride Month. The Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC)...

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+...

On April 7, the GSA will present HAVEN - Healthy Relationships 101.

Gay Straight Alliance presents Healthy Relationships 101

Joseph Popis, Sports Reporter April 6, 2022

On Thursday, April 7, the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) organization presents the HAVEN - Healthy Relationships 101 event. This event will take place in the Lake Superior Room of The Oakland Center (OC)...

OU ranks as one of state’s top LGBTQIA+-inclusive campuses

OU ranks as one of state’s top LGBTQIA+-inclusive campuses

Robert Ogg, Staff Reporter November 29, 2016

It’s no secret that Oakland University is a school that embraces the LGBTQIA+ (LGBT) community. In the basement of the Oakland Center is the Gender & Sexuality Center, which is devoted to helping...

Media coverage of sexual assault in the face of the Stanford rape case

Cheyanne Kramer, web editor June 13, 2016

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. More than 90% of sexual assault victims do not report the crime to...

Oakland University drag show celebrates 13th year with Mardi Gras flair

Oakland University drag show celebrates 13th year with Mardi Gras flair

Cheyanne Kramer April 15, 2016

The GSA hosted the 13th annual drag show in the Banquet Rooms on April 14th. Three professional performers joined students for the performances.The performance theme this year was "Mardi Gras", and every...

Over-the-top fun planned for OU with Drag Queen Bingo

Amy Swanson, staff reporter March 20, 2016

Chances are you’ve never seen bingo quite like this.Drag Queen Bingo will be on March 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Banquet Rooms of the Oakland Center.This event will be traditional bingo with a twist,...

‘Vagina Monologues’ empowers and celebrates women

Cheyanne Kramer February 7, 2016

On Feb. 5 and 6, the Gender and Sexuality Center at Oakland University hosted the annual “Vagina Monologues” in Dodge Hall.Outside of the lecture room a sign hung warning attendees.“This play contains...

Grizzlies respond to new human rights

By: Anthony Spak July 5, 2015

On Friday, June 26, 2015, our country’s ban on same-sex marriage was lifted by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision. 14 couples challenged bans in four states, Michigan being one, in our nation’s highest...

Student performers shine at the GSA’s 11th Annual Drag Show

Ali DeRees April 12, 2014

Kings and queens alike strutted their stuff at the GSA’s 11th Annual Oakland University Drag Show. The show consisted of student performers as well as professionals.This was the first show that included...

OU couples get legally married, court stops recognizing it

By Editors March 25, 2014

Hundreds of same-sex couples, some from OU, flocked to courthouses to tie the knot after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman ruled the Michigan Marriage Act unconstitutional, Friday, March 21.The lift...

A new leader for the GSA

By Ali DeRees September 10, 2013

Rebecca Reichenbach is no stranger to student involvement, and as the Fall semester begins, so do the duties as the new president of the Gay-Straight Alliance.A fourth-year Creative Writing student, Reichenbach...

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