Concert Preview: Antigone Rising brings the country rock girl power to Jammin Java

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If you’re one of the brave souls watching Georgetown empty out for Easter Break while you stay behind, let Antigone Rising cheer you up. Don’t let the name fool you. This band is not going to make you feel like you’ve just sat through a Greek tragedy or like your dad is also your brother. […]

Advocates push for elimination of prostitution free zones in D.C.

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Dozens of transgender rights advocates gathered outside the Wilson Building on Friday to rally behind Monica Jones, a transgender student at Arizona State University’s School of Social Work who was arrested last May for, in the words of the arresting officer, “manifesting prostitution.” The rally was organized by Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive and the D.C. Trans Coalition and Gay […]

St. Mary’s College of Maryland implements gender-neutral housing

A recent open-housing policy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, inspired by American, Brown and Brandeis Universities, allows students to room with someone of the opposite sex. This policy is designed to combat cissexual-centered and heteronormative thinking and give students the opportunity to dorm based off of self-identification. Students will only be entered into the program if they […]

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 […]

GUSA Roundup: Senate passes bill on mixed gender housing

Sunday afternoon, the GUSA Senate unanimously passed “An ACT to create a Speaker’s Commission on Inclusion and Safety.” In a continuation of the efforts spearheaded by the Safe Transitions Working Group in August of 2012, the bill created a Commission to address issues related to residential safety, nondiscrimination, and mix-ed gender housing options. “Incidents of […]

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 […]

LGBTQ community celebrates seniors at 2011 Lavender Graduation

Yesterday afternoon, members of the LGBTQ community, as well as friends, family, and University administrators, gathered in Copley Formal Lounge for the third annual Lavender Graduation. Congressman David Cicilline (LAW ’86), the first openly gay mayor of Providence, R.I., and fourth out member of Congress, delivered the keynote address. Cicilline, who unseated succeeded longtime Providence mayor […]

Human Rights Campaign president visits Georgetown

Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, spoke at Georgetown University yesterday about “Beyond DADT Repeal: The Future of the LGBTQ Rights Movement.” The event, sponsored by the Georgetown University Lecture Fund, Georgetown Pride, and the LGBTQ Resource Center, attracted the attention of the conservative blog Catholic Campus Watch, which pronounced that the lecture […]

GU panel discusses gay marriage from Catholic perspective

The Georgetown University College Democrats and College Republicans came together on Wednesday evening to co-host “A Catholic Family Discussion on LGBT Issues”. College Democrats member Hannah Lomax-Vogt, College Republicans member Joe Knowles, National Organization on Marriage spokesperson Maggie Gallagher, and Atlantic Monthly Editor Andrew Sullivan formed the panel moderated by Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. […]

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 […]

Newsweek ranks Georgetown among the nation’s most diverse and LGBTQ-friendly schools

Earlier this week, Newsweek named Georgetown as the 23rd-most diverse and 24th-most LGBT-friendly school in the country, despite last year’s slew of bias-related incidents against LGBTQ students and allies. The University of Pennsylvania topped both lists. To compile the rankings, Newsweek used statistics based on ethnicity, geographic diversity, economic background, gender, and sexual orientation. (The […]