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Chick-fil-A continues to financially support anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

Chick-fil-A continues to financially support anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

03/28/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor It turns out that your spicy chicken sandwich still comes with a side of homophobia: In a less-than-shocking report by ThinkProgress, it was revealed that Chick-fil-A has continued to donate to anti-LGBTQ+ causes despite claiming otherwise in 2016. The company had vowed to cut donations with all “contributions […]

SCOTUS rules in favor of anti-transgender military ban

SCOTUS rules in favor of anti-transgender military ban

01/24/2019 By Duke Staff Earlier this week, President Trump scored another judicial victory in his attempt to once again undo any important social progress made by previous administrations in the lead up to his presidency. In a 5-4 ruling, with the court’s conservative wing all voting in the majority, the Supreme Court of the United […]

Trumpian politics continue to target LGBT+ community

Trumpian politics continue to target LGBT+ community

10/04/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor “Get married, or get out.” That’s the gist of a new Trump-era visa policy, which will target the same-sex partners of foreign diplomats of U.S.-based international organizations like the United Nations, according to TIME Magazine. As of Monday, Oct. 1, the administration limited its policy of issuing visas […]

Queer Eye’s newest season impresses

Queer Eye’s newest season impresses

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 06/23/18 Queer Eye is back and there’s a reason its thumbnail on Netflix is now a box of tissues. Get ready for tears, laughter, smiles and a renewed sense of hope. From start to finish, the Fab Five made up of Antoni Porowski, the chef of the crew; Karamo Brown, […]

Pittsburgh Pride attracts advocates of LGBT support, visibility

Pittsburgh Pride attracts advocates of LGBT support, visibility

Zach Landau | A&E Editor This past weekend, much of the nation was alight with Pride, and Pittsburgh did not sit out on the action. The celebrations here started on June 4 with the Ready. Set. Pride! party in Shadyside. The festivities continued when Pride weekend began on Friday with a Michael Jackson tribute concert, […]

LGBT group returns to Duquesne

LGBT group returns to Duquesne

By Zachary Landau | The Duquesne Duke After more than a year of inactivity, Duquesne’s gay-straight alliance is functional once again. The group, also known as Lambda, held its first meeting since 2013 on Oct. 22. Co-Presidents Hunter Ackley, 19, pharmacy student, and Rachel Coury, 20, psychology major, are thrilled with the response they have […]

Pennsylvania gives few legal shields to LGBT Community

By Brandon Addeo| The Duquesne Duke Businesses in Indiana are not allowed to refuse service to homosexuals, following a backlash which has brought revisions to Indiana’s new religious freedom law. In Pennsylvania, businesses are free to discriminate as they wish, and there is no overarching law to stop them. According to Duquesne law professor Bruce […]

Man restricted from donating organs

By Carley Thieret | Asst. Opinions Editor Rohn Neugebauer was an active member of the North Hills community in greater Pittsburgh. The co-owner of the popular hair salon Studio Raw worked endlessly to give back to the community. Neugebauer was named one of Pittsburgh’s 50 finest in 2012 by local publication Whirl Magazine. He raised […]

Kraus heads diverse Pittsburgh City Council

Kraus heads diverse Pittsburgh City Council

By Julian Routh | News Editor On the fifth floor of the City-County Building on Grant Street, within feet of Mayor Bill Peduto’s office, the most diverse Pittsburgh City Council in the city’s history operates. There are four councilwomen – Natalia Rudiak, Deborah Gross, Darlene Harris and Theresa Kail-Smith – for the first time ever […]

Humanity must be conscientious before speaking

By Sam Leon | Student Columnist I was not always conscious of my language use. As I became more in love with writing, I developed an appreciation for the communication that language makes possible. I decided a while ago that I would try to cut out all offensive and alienating terms in my vocabulary — […]