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The Gender Inclusive Initiative aims to raise awareness about issues like preferred pronoun usage at the college.

Gender inclusive initiatives announced two months late

November 2, 2015

The LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, along with Multicultural Affairs and Common Ground, launched the Gender Inclusive Initiative in early September, calling for preferred pronoun awareness and gender...

Let’s all go to the movies: A look at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival

By Jeremy Freeman Contributing Writer

October 27, 2015

The 51st annual Chicago International Film Festival, which presents more than 150 films from 50 countries, is running daily through Oct. 29 at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. in the heart of the Loop.When people think of the phrase “film festivals,” four events come to mind; Cannes, Sundance, Venice and the Toronto International, but the Chicago International Film Festival is different from the hundreds of other film festiva...

Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

May 11, 2015

INGREDIENTS:1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup butter1/2 cup peanut butter1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla1 1/2 cup flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon saltINSTRUCTIONS:1. Preheat oven to 350 F.2. Combine brown su...

LGBTQ Gender Fusions celebrates identity, diversity

By Campus Editor

April 27, 2015

LGBTQ people and allies packed into Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., for an evening of food, dance, fashion and a keynote presentation from prominent transgender rights activist Geena Rocero for a celebration of diversity and identity.“I just want to gender f--k things and deconstruct all these notions of a gender binary,” said Rocero, a transgender fashion and beauty model who founded Gender Proud, an advocacy and awar...

YouTube videos portray binge drinking as humor, not reality

YouTube videos portray binge drinking as humor, not reality

March 9, 2015

In the millennial era, many are not surprised that portrayals of youth in the media tend to include the element of excessive alcohol consumption when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention repo...

Lex Lawson, the college’s new coordinator of LGBTQ Culture and Community, assumed his new role Feb. 3. Lawson has worked within the LGBTQ community for more than 12 years and plans to bring his connections to various LGBTQ organizations within the Chicago area to Columbia.

New LGBTQ coordinator to foster collaboration, opportunities, celebration

February 16, 2015

LGBTQ life on campus may be a little more coordinated this semester with the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ latest hire.Chicago artist and activist Lex Lawson assumed the position of coordinator of LG...

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