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Gender Neutral Fashion Show impeded by university

Gender Neutral Fashion Show impeded by university

UPDATE: 9/26: This story has been updated to reflect comments provided by the Catholic Diocese.  09/26/2019 Ollie Gratzinger | editor-in-chief Last year’s poster for the Gender Neutral Fashion Show, cohosted by the Gender Forum and Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGS), featured a male-presenting runway model sporting a dress. The event was well attended […]

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 Originally made […]

Wuerl and Francis guilty of inaction; should be held accountable

Wuerl and Francis guilty of inaction; should be held accountable

10/18/2018 By Timothy Rush | Staff Writer On Oct. 12, as part of the tremors left in the wake of the revelations of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania over the course of several decades, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Wuerl. Cardinal Wuerl, now former archbishop of Washington, D.C., served […]

Sex abuse scandal exposes toxic power structure

Sex abuse scandal exposes toxic power structure

08/23/2018 Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Following the release of a report detailing sexual abuse by about 300 priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses — including Pittsburgh — shocked readers far and wide have searched for some sort of explanation amid the fallout. There is no way to rationalize the horrors that yielded more than 1,000 […]

The real story behind the notable ‘Scary Jesus’

The real story behind the notable ‘Scary Jesus’

04/05/2018 Krystina Primack | Staff Writer Since the early 1960s, Duquesne University has been the proud home of an extremely prominent and unique crucifix. What most students lovingly refer to as Scary Jesus is — according to the Duquesne University Times — actually officially given the title Crucifix, and is the creation of Austrian artist […]

Looking forward to wedding season at Duquesne’s chapel

Looking forward to wedding season at Duquesne’s chapel

By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer A couple walks down the aisle following their wedding, surrounded by friends and family cheering them on and celebrating their union. As the newlyweds emerges from the chapel, they step out onto Academic Walk, immediately embraced by Duquesne’s campus. Having a chapel on the Bluff is particularly special because […]

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 […]