GU Pride hosts ninth annual Georgetown Drag Ball

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This past Saturday, GU Pride hosted the ninth annual Georgetown Drag Ball, Genderfunk. Since its inception nearly a decade ago, GenderFunk has been more than just a fun night of dancing and Drag performances: it provides a safe space on campus to be gender nonconforming and demonstrates that more Georgetown students are becoming increasingly comfortable […]

Free speech panel faces tough questions from marginalized groups

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The GUSA executive and the Georgetown University Speech and Expression Committee held a forum on free speech titled “Free Speech in the Digital Age: Are There Boundaries?” in the Lohrfink Auditorium last night. The panel consisted of GUSA President Nate Tisa (SFS ’14), Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., Professor Marcia Chatelain, and former Chair of the […]

Yet another conservative, Catholic group thinks Georgetown isn’t Catholic enough

Yes, it’s happening again. Georgetown is being criticized as “too liberal” by an incredibly conservative and Catholic group. This time, GU Pride’s OUTober event came under sharp criticism in a hilariously terrible video called “The ‘Smoke of Satan’ at Georgetown University on Coming Out Day.” According to Tyler Pierce (COL ’15), one of the students Vox recognized […]

GU Pride elects new board member as a representative for the trans* community

On Tuesday evening, GU Pride announced the results of its elections. Among the new board members, Celeste Chisholm (COL ’15) was elected as GU Pride’s first trans* representative. This new position reflects GU Pride’s current focus on standing for all aspects of Georgetown’s LGBTQ community. GU Pride president Thomas Lloyd (SFS ’15) explained why the group added a […]

GU Pride raises awareness through Outober month events

October is coming out month and GU Pride, Georgetown’s undergraduate association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and allied students, has already kicked off its series of panels, discussions, and social events.The organization hosted a panel last Tuesday exploring the dichotomy of being both gay and an undocumented worker. “It’s actually relatively common that leaders […]

National Coming Out Day kicks off “Outober” month with GU Pride

All day today, GU Pride is stationed in Red Square with over 300 free “I am” t-shirts and a door for students to walk through in support of LGBTQ issues, or even to come out of the closet. The group set up their yearly installment for National Coming Out Day at 9 a.m. and will […]

College Dems host Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) to discuss his views on Israel

Last night, Barney Frank (D- Mass.), America’s most prominent gay Jewish politician, spoke on the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the initial event of “Israel Issue Week”, hosted by the Georgetown University College Democrats and J Street U. Meandering from Israel’s treatment of homosexuals to his opinion of the new Clint Eastwood flick J. […]

Tammy Baldwin (D – WI) talks personal and national issues to students

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin characterized her decision to go into politics as a “professor” moment—as a twenty-three-year-old in her first semester of law school, she asked one of her professors if she should run for the open seat on the Board of Supervisors for Dane County, Wisconsin. He said she would make a great lawyer, but […]

Gender Liberation Week speaker argues marriage is death for LGBTQ rights

Tuesday night in White-Gravenor, LGBTQ rights advocate Ryan Conrad shared his unconventional opinions about the futility of marriage rights. “Is [marriage] the battle worth fighting for?” he asked. “I think not.” As the author and founder of Against Equality, an online critique of “mainstream gay and lesbian politics,” Conrad was invited to campus by GU […]

Free Food-For-All: The icing on the cake

If there’s one thing every college student loves, it’s free food. Each week, Vox will highlight a few events to help you survive without a meal plan. Send tips and suggestions to gbible@georgetownvoice.com. Get charmed Duff Goldman, star of the hit Food Network TV show “Ace of Cakes,” will perform some of his cake magic […]

On the Record with GU Pride co-Presidents Joseph Graumann (SFS ’11) and Carlos Leon (COL ’10)

Joseph Graumann (SFS ’11), left, and Carlos Leon (COL ’10) In this week’s issue, the Voice spoke with co-Presidents of GU Pride Joseph Graumann (SFS ’11) and Carlos Leon (COL ’10) about their organization, the recent hate crimes on campus and the challenges facing the LGBTQ community.  This is the extended transcript of our interview […]