LGBT

Love, Simon propels the gay community mainstage

<em>Love, Simon</em> propels the gay community mainstage

By Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 Opening last weekend with an impressive rating from critics and an important story to be told, Love, Simon is a narrative that people are excited to hear. With a rating of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Love, Simon opened at a solid $11.5 million. The movie has a […]

Kevin Spacey comes out amidst sexual assault allegations

Kevin Spacey comes out amidst sexual assault allegations

By Duke Staff 11/1/17 Following the scandal surrounding the mounting allegations of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein earlier this month, more victims have been inspired to come out and speak about their experiences within the hushed world of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. The latest allegations come from Anthony Rapp, a Broadway and […]

Disney Channel to feature first openly gay character

Disney Channel to feature first openly gay character

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor 11/1/17 When you think of Disney Channel, what comes to mind? Is it jamming to the Jonas Brothers in Camp Rock, or firing up ye olde desktop in your father’s office to play videogames on the station’s website? Regardless, there’s a good chance that gay rights aren’t one of the […]

‘Paper Girls’ makes a socially-conscious return

‘Paper Girls’ makes a socially-conscious return

By Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer Paper Girls returned early August with its third trade paperback collecting Issues #11-15, following 12-year-old Erin and her fellow Stony Stream paper girls in their displacement to the far past. Faced against long-extinct megafauna and cavemen in high-tech gear, the girls find themselves in another temporal fight for their […]

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 issues buried under Chick-fil-A drama

LGBT issues buried under Chick-fil-A drama

By Ollie Gratzinger | Assistant Features Editor It all started with a chicken sandwich. Well, maybe not really, but that’s sure what it looks like to the thousands of critics and commentators who’ve bought into the recent uproar surrounding the Chick-fil-A coming to Duquesne. It exploded into a mess of divisive commentary when members of […]

It’s time to accept adjunct union at Duquesne

It’s time to accept adjunct union at Duquesne

By: Duke Staff While LGBT students at Duquesne were being attacked online because two students criticized the university’s decision to bring a Chick-fil-A on campus, Duquesne remained largely silent on the issue. With the exception of a brief statement posted on Facebook, the administration has not weighed in to defend students, or offer any clarification […]

YouTube accused of hiding LGBT content

YouTube accused of hiding LGBT content

By Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor A while ago (no specific or general date can be found), YouTube launched YouTube Restricted Mode, an extra method of protection for browsing the video-sharing website. In a support video designed to explain what the feature is and how to use it, the company explained that “You can […]

Duquesne’s Catholic tolerance comes long way

Duquesne’s Catholic tolerance comes long way

By: Duke Staff Almost 28 years ago, the Duquesne University Student Government Association shut down The Duke for publishing contraception counseling advertisements through the Family Health Council. While the situation was eventually resolved, it is a good reminder that, as a Catholic university, Duquesne sometimes struggles to balance its religious identity with its place as […]

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 […]