Tag Archives: LGBTQ+

Transgender Housing Protections Signed Into Law

On Aug. 14, the Stevens Point Public Protection Committee met to discuss, not only a change in the housing law, but a change in many people’s lives. Robert Steinke, a Plover resident, brought the request of having specific protection be added to the housing laws to better defend transgender individuals. The change had no objections and became official on Aug. ... Read More »

Pride Week Set to Shine Bright and Proud

April 10 was the start of pride week and, for some students, the start of movies, prom and much more. On Monday night, in partnership with the Black Student Union and Centertainment, the Oscar winning movie Moonlight was shown to a nearly full house in the Dreyfus University Center. Moonlight is extra special to students because there is rarely a ... Read More »

Transgender Visibility Campaign Sheds Light on Important Topics

As a result of misinformation or lack of information, misconceptions about the transgender community are often made. Transequality.org describes transgender as a term used for individuals whose gender identity is different from those that tend to identify with the sex that they are born with. Michelle Fournier, Gender and Sexuality outreach coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, stresses the ... Read More »

Human Trafficking Experts Come to Point

The UWSP chapter of International Justice Mission invited local human trafficking experts to educate students about labor and sex trafficking. Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery, with an estimated 21 million people worldwide becoming enslaved in this $32 billion business every year. Perpetrators of human trafficking use force, fraud or coercion to enslave people. By choosing vulnerable individuals, ... Read More »

‘Out on Screen’ Film Festival Combats Pop Culture Stereotypes

“Out on Screen,” a film festival presented by the Faculty and Staff Gay-Straight Alliance, will feature movies with strong LGBTQ+  representation in hopes of creating a safe space to learn about issues affecting marginalized gender and sexuality groups. The festival kicked off with “Love Is Strange” on March 4 and “Appropriate Behavior” on March 6. The festival will conclude with a ... Read More »

Transgender Documentary Garners Social Media Response

Karli Norton, communication senior, made a documentary about Owen Le Brun for a media production course final. He is a junior at West De Pere high school, who came out as transgender in winter 2014. “My high school sweetheart was Owen’s older brother, so I knew Owen when he identified as female,” Norton said. In spring 2013, Le Brun identified as a gay ... Read More »

Coming Out Celebrated on Campus

Gender and Sexuality Alliance extends national holiday “Coming Out Day” for an entire week in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community. In the words of Triston King, a sophomore in communications, Coming Out Week is a celebration for those who are LGBTQ; for those coming out and saying, “This is me, and I don’t want to ... Read More »

There’s Nothing Wrong with Loving Who You Are: Pride Week

Don’t ask, don’t tell – or be proud of who you are and do what you want. Pride Week, hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), hit the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point last week. The weeklong series of events showcased and promoted Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) culture, acceptance and involvement on campus. “We ... Read More »

Creating Awareness to Break Prejudices

In modern-day America, the fight for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning equal rights and bully-provoked suicides are constant breaking news. People’s fear, prejudice and discrimination of the LGBTQ community create the need for allies and awareness to these issues.   This is the mission of the Faculty and Staff Gay-Straight Alliance. Bringing together individuals and creating visible awareness of ... Read More »