LGBTQ

SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

04/25/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Searching for the right job is no walk in the park. College grads would be hard-pressed to name a bigger source of stress than answering the dreaded question, “What comes next?” But for gay and transgender Americans, the job search is made all the more difficult by the […]

Mormon Church to reverse anti-LGBTQ+ policies, procedures

Mormon Church to reverse anti-LGBTQ+ policies, procedures

04/11/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  April 4, 2019, is a day that will live on as a milestone in the hearts of the LGBTQ+ members of the the Latter-Day Saints (LDS) Church. On that day, the church made an announcement reversing their policies regarding their positions on homosexuals in the church. Originally made […]

CW’s ‘Supergirl’ shows TV’s first transgender superhero

CW’s ‘Supergirl’ shows TV’s first transgender superhero

11/01/2018 By Rachel Krotseng | Staff Columnist The focus of Supergirl has always been equality and change, and now it is making history by casting Nicole Maines for the role of Nia Nal, a cub-reporter at Cat-Co Worldwide Media, television’s first transgender superhero. The current political divide between people on matters of immigration is reflected […]

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, […]

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 […]

Ongoing Duquesne Chick-fil-A debate gets national attention

Ongoing Duquesne Chick-fil-A debate gets national attention

“Fox & Friends” report appears to plagiarize March 30 Duke story Brandon Addeo | News Editor Duquesne students’ concerns about a new Chick-fil-A Express on campus have garnered national attention, including coverage by Fox News and The Washington Times, and were also referenced by President Donald Trump’s oldest son on social media. Duquesne University responded […]

Coachella music festival brings style controversy

Coachella music festival brings style controversy

By Shivani Gosai | Assistant Opinions Editor Every year as the weather gets warmer, young adults break out their flower crowns and bohemian crop tops, and they get ready to celebrate their favorite artists and singers. This is also known as music festival season. Long-heralded as one of the most well-known music festivals, Coachella Valley […]

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 […]

Duquesne professor, students attend Pgh. transgender rally

Duquesne professor, students attend Pgh. transgender rally

Raymond Arke and Zachary Landau | The Duquesne Duke On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump rolled back protections for transgender students in public schools, which advised school administrators that transgender students’ rights to use the restrooms and locker rooms corresponding with their gender identity were protected under Title IX. In response, many civil rights activists […]