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Transitioning from high school to college creates confusion and uncertainty for many students. Navigating a shared space with a roommate is one of the most common changes that college freshmen experience. Some college freshmen experience different difficulties as they try to express themselves in a new environment. Some LGBTQ students have to decide if they… Read More
Sexual assault can be a traumatic experience. In our society, it can also be an incredibly hard thing for survivors to talk about—especially when they are members of a marginalized community. We sat down with two folks in Athens working to making the survivor experience just a little bit easier for those in the LGBT… Read More
Everybody has to use the bathroom. In recent years, Trans people have been in the center of conversations about bathrooms. News stories have covered topics ranging from school policies to state regulations. Ohio University recognizes that students sometimes struggle when determining where to go. Every time Rae Main has to enter a public bathroom… it’s… Read More
Picture this: You are at somebody’s house – or at least, it used to be. It has since been converted to a DIY venue, where bands travel from all over the state – or country- to play. The couches that once sat in the center of the living room have been pushed up against the… Read More
Whether you’re looking for “the one” or a one-night affair, dating apps are a useful tool for meeting other people casually or romantically. For members of the LGBTQ community, dating apps have entirely changed the dating scene. Some users may have experiences that leave them swearing off dating apps forever. Brie Sivy, a 20-year old… Read More
Anna Turner and Seth Eggenschwiller visited the fifth floor of Seigfred Hall to view the School of Art and Design’s new gallery titled “Temporal and Corporeal: A Broad Scope of Performance Art.” The artists and performers had some strange things to put on display, but each piece has a story and a purpose. It’s 6:30… Read More
On the fifth floor of Ohio University’s Alden Library lies the “Spook Files,” a black folder that holds 64 pages of newspaper article copies of paranormal activity in and around Athens, Ohio. The county of Athens has an extensive history of hauntings, and there are several ghost hunting groups throughout Ohio. One group of ghost… Read More
Going away to college can put miles in between students and their families, add to that the gulf created by different political views and it’s easy to understand why some students aren’t looking forward to going back home for winter break. “I mean I understand that people need a break from school and everything but,… Read More
Claire Seid “Our first order of business was actually organizing a suicide prevention campaign because a lot of people were really affected” Mikaela Ashburn: Worrying about her fellow bobcats was Clair Seids first reaction following the 2016 election results. Claire who is president of FRC and a member of the Multicultural Activist Coalition teamed… Read More
Dr. Karen Riggs, the coordinator of the Scripps College of Communication Social Media Certificate, proudly wears her “not my president” button a student made for her. For her, it’s way to express support and solidarity to her students from marginalized groups. Riggs , like a number of students, was disappointed with the election results. Riggs… Read More
The election has received quite a bit of build up. For months people were uncertain of what’s to come. And with the results, it brought about many feelings from many different people. For some members and supporters of the LGBT community though, the results were more than just a new president. Waking up the next… Read More
This election season has been unlike any other. From news coverage, to social media, to volunteers talking to voters on Court Street — the election is everywhere. And people are anxious. Ava Heller and Jacob Arno are both freshmen at Ohio University and both identify as members of the LGBT community. We wanted to know… Read More
It is no secret that politics have been a hot button issue in the past few months. Tensions have continuously been growing the closer that we get to the election, and while it is exciting to see younger people getting involved in politics it can also be stressful for those who do not agree… Read More
Nate Hayes usually spends his nights serving customers at Athens Uncorked, the cozy local wine bar he co-owns. The 40-something LGBT community member, who has already purchased Hillary/Kaine 2016 champagne flutes online in preparation for election night, is no stranger to voicing his opinions on this election season. In late September, a Facebook post he… Read More
(delfin bautista, director of the LGBT Center, poses for a photo in their office in Baker 354) Cheers erupted throughout the country in celebration of the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage across the nation on June 26, 2015. According to CNN, this ruling has made the United States the 21st country around the… Read More
A Lancaster drag group is bringing drag culture to Southern Ohio. WOUB’s Abby Grisez goes in-depth on why Miss Onyx Ohio is more than meets the eye.
Coming out doesn’t always mean sexuality. More and more people are becoming familiar with transgender identity, but gender is still something many are confused about. Some folks exist outside, or in between, of male and female meaning they identify as non-binary.
Living in a rural area area compared to an urban area can be a challenge for members of the LGBT community. Mikaela Ashburn and Nicoli Shongwe talk with one Athens resident about what it is like to live in Athens
Finding the right support system is often the most crucial aspect of a person’s coming out experience, especially for young adults. Mallory Golski and Alyse Peck have a story on how one Greek organization at Ohio University is providing this safe space for members of the LGBT community and other minority groups.
Ohio University is the home of many different communities, from local to international, there are students from all walks of life. Although National Coming Out Day is an opportunity for students to come out about their identities, it’s important to remember that there are reasons why some students choose NOT to come out publicly…. Read More
Peer Advocacy was once a program where students could be trained to become survivor advocates. These advocates would talk to survivors, take them to get medical care, help them find resources, and even help through the legal process if they wished. They were taught to love survivors, believe survivors, and support survivors. The removal of… Read More
Many college campuses across the country pride themselves on being LGBT friendly. However, the majority of college student health insurance plans do not offer any coverage for Hormone Replacement Therapy or other services for students who are interested in undergoing medical transitioning. Mallory Golski and Mikaela Ashburn take a look at the services Ohio… Read More
Being a student at Ohio University can be difficult. Dealing with prejudices like racism and homophobia can make life even harder. For LGBT-identifying students of color, these are issues they have to deal with on a daily basis. Nkuli Shongwe and Mae Yen Yap tell us how queer identifying students of color experience life here… Read More