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Indigo Finamore and Manae Hammond, of Chicago-based power duo Oux, fell in love when they became bandmates.

Close-knit queer DIY music scene serves as experimental space

February 6, 2020

Manae Hammond softly kissed Indigo Finamore’s shoulder, sitting inches away, gazing and smiling as she intently listened to Finamore describe the couple’s dynamic, not only in their relationship but...

Darlene Jackson (left) is a creative industry liaison in Columbia's Career Center.

Careering While Queering event allows students to practice methods of self-care

November 27, 2019

Pride flags, fairy lights, candles and a video of a cascading waterfall surrounded meditating students as they chanted, "Everything is always working out for me," in the North Reading Room on the fourth floor of ...

Pivot Point Academy does a guest's hair and makeup before the MasQUEERade begins.

MasQUEERade Ball gives youth a space to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture

November 20, 2019

Queering the Parks, a new youth-run initiative working to create more safe and inclusive public spaces for young members of the LGBTQ+ community, celebrated queer culture at the MasQUEERade Ball in the Austin neig...

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

September 28, 2019

From gay thrillers to documentaries, lesbian vampires to side-splitting comedies and dramedies, Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival has queer films that reflect diverse narrat...

Molly Hewitt’s film, “Holy Trinity,” produced by Full Spectrum Features, will be screened at The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., on Sept. 27 at 9:45 p.m.

Local production company explores ‘full spectrum’ of identity

September 22, 2019

Molly Hewitt doesn't intend to make movies that look so gay, it just happens. In their recent film, “Holy Trinity,” which focuses on a dominatrix who huffs an aerosol can and develops the ability to s...

Hair is an art form, an act of expression for queer people.

Undercuts, mullets and pixies, oh my! Queer hair is self-expression

November 26, 2018

"My hair actually clocked me as queer before I knew I was queer.” Jackie Young, a barber at Barbara & Barbara, 2925 W. Diversey Ave., laughed at the realization. Before they started working at ...

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

Veteran burns candles to combat stress, PTSD

By Jermaine Nolen

November 5, 2018

For many veterans, the trauma associated with serving in the military may last far beyond their separation date.U.S. Army veteran Jeffrey Metrick started his candle company, Liberty Outfitter LLC, in J...

Queer &: where identities intersect

Queer &: where identities intersect

November 6, 2017

A new student organization called Queer & plans to provide a safe space for minority students who identify as queer. Joyce Guo, Queer & executive director and sophomore English and creative writing m...

Coming out in College: finding comfort on campus

Coming out in College: finding comfort on campus

October 16, 2017

On National Coming Out Day Oct. 11, junior advertising major Maddie LeCompte came out as pansexual—not limited in sexual attraction with regard to biological sex, gender or gender identity—via Twitter. LeCompte said the independence of living on your own and experimenting in c...

One year, 900 students lost: Spring enrollment drops again

One year, 900 students lost: Spring enrollment drops again

March 6, 2017

The most recent enrollment data indicated an 11.4 percent decline in student enrollment from the Spring 2016 to Spring 2017 semesters. The Spring 2017 report, published on the college’s Institutional Effectiveness site, showed Columbia’s current enrollment at 7,179 students—a ...

The Senior Center on Halsted in which Eva Skye lives is the first LGBT-friendly affordable senior housing facility in the Midwest.

Reeling Film Festival Reels in Viewers with Visions of Progress

September 21, 2015

The 33rd annual Reeling Film Festival opened on Sept. 17 at the Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave., focusing on LGBT filmmakers and films. The week-long festival, which debuted in April 1981, show...

Millennials must take pride in their present and future

By Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2015

Some viewers of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards found it funny when Kanye West dubbed himself part of the millennial generation. At 38, he’s not technically part of the 18–34 crew, but his attitudes might be more in line with this generation than many in the appropriate age group. A Sept. 3 Pew Research Center report revealed just 40 percent of millennials identify with the generational label. But why did West, who act...

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