The Health Promotion and Wellness unit and SF Aids Foundation united together to provide free HIV and STI screenings to LGBTQ+ students at SF State.
Jose Francisco, a health education and public health major and intern with the Health Promotion and Wellness unit, is responsible for
The Fifth Annual Clothing Swap at SF State is an opportunity for students to get rid of old clothes, discover some new wardrobe pieces and be a part of a great cause.
The Clothing Swap allows people to donate unwanted clothing without having to make
To some, the popular song “Express Yourself,” written and sung by Charles Wright and The Watts, is more than just
a song to SF State’s LGBTQ+ students. It’s a safe space to express yourself.
Safe zones play a pivotal role in fostering a safe campus environment by
SF State’s design space is exhibiting an interactive installation where members of the LGBTQ community are featured through hand-drawn portraits in an effort to emphasize the dynamic history of the queer community through mid-March.
The project, A People’s Museum of LGBTQ History, was inspired by creators
From the legalization of same sex marriage to the inception of all-gender public restrooms, this nation has made some remarkable progress when it comes to accepting and supporting LGBTQ+ individuals as members of society.
However, it’s undeniable that Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, from his campaign to
Students and allies gathered in Malcolm X Plaza to recognize “A Day Without Womxn” Tuesday afternoon.
“We want to represent women who can’t leave school or work,” said 19-year-old Chloe Bogle, a political science major. “It’s our way or resisting.”
Though the event was organized by
SF State students share their coming out stories and explore the importance of "safe zones" for the LGBTQ+ community.
This past Wednesday, SF State’s Paul J. Leonard library housed a discussion regarding the current state of health and welfare within the LGBTQ+ community.
Mickey Eliason, assistant dean of Faculty Development & Scholarship at the College of Health and Social Sciences coordinated the discussion, which encompassed
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story had misspellings of the names "Darius Bost" and "Colleen Hoff." Additionally, the acronym "CREGS" was missing an "S" at the end.
Students, staff and faculty will submit a letter to SF State administration addressing concerns about the campus climate
When you visit the LGBT History Month’s website, you’re presented with a list of 31 famous members of the community, one for each day of the month. These icons, as they’re referred to on the website, are selected based on their success in their career,
When beginning their documentary, S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons decided on the title first — a title meant to represent outrunning bigotry and running forward into progress. “Out Run” was the result five years later, with the goal to inspire and unite the LGBTQ+
Sarah Schulman was six years old when she first started putting pen to paper, and has not stopped writing since.
At first it was a portrait of the history of baseball that she wrote without any sources and out of free imagination and plays that she
March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility. If you weren’t aware, or didn’t even know that such a day existed, that’s understandable. It’s typical for trans people to be invisible, at least until we are brutally murdered for simply existing. It then becomes a grotesque kind
LGBTQ-affirming environments are ineffective in protecting bisexual students from already higher rates of alcohol abuse, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Researchers found that while binge drinking by their heterosexual and homosexual peers decreased as school support for
Although San Francisco is often thought of a safe haven for LGBTQ community, the ugly reality of transphobic violence and discrimination tells a different story. Time and time again, we are reminded that being transgender in our society is misunderstood and feared. The U.S. as
I've never dated a married man, but I imagine it feels a lot like dating someone who is in the closet.
Coming into one's own sexuality can be a beautiful experience. "Coming out" is a time when you are first starting to welcome your own sexual
Transgender and gender-nonconforming students experience higher levels of sexual assault, according to the Association of American Universities' Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct released Sept. 21.
In the report, 31 percent of transgender, genderqueer, questioning or non-conforming students said they had experienced some kind
Click through the above image to see where gender-neutral bathrooms are located on campus. Data collected from sfsu.edu (Produced by Eva Barragan).
Deciding which restroom to walk into isn’t normally thought of as difficult or confusing task. For individuals whose sex does not align with their
SF State President Leslie E. Wong lifted the ban on University-funded travel to Indiana Friday.
The lift of the ban would take effect immediate, Wong said in a mass email. Wong implemented the ban last month in protest to the state's religious freedom laws.
"I believe that statements made by
San Francisco’s queer community is shrinking rapidly and it represents the fast death of the city’s culture.
The Lexington Club in the Mission is the city’s only lesbian bar and it has been a neighborhood staple for eighteen years. The owner, Lila Thirkield, announced that she
When most people imagine lavender, they imagine a flower, or a purplish hue. But for many queer graduates at SF State, lavender represents something more personal: an accomplishment.
Forty-nine graduating students of SF State’s LGBTQQIA community gathered in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student
The Queer Resource Center put on the first "Queer Your Rights" conference last Thursday in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center.
The event was hosted by the Queer Resource Center, in conjunction with the Legal Resource Center, and ASI. Its purpose was to educate students in the LGBT community
[caption id="attachment_54180" align="alignnone" width="799"][media-credit name="Ryan Leibrich" align="alignnone" width="799"][/media-credit]Johnny Symons, assistant professor in the cinema department, sits in front of the computer he uses to edit his film "Out Run" Tuesday, Feb. 4. Symons' film is about LGBTQ candidates' experiences running for office in the Philippines.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Members of San Francisco State's Pride float committee hold signs as they begin to march down Market Street as a part of San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress[/caption]
The recent Supreme Court
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Prop. 8 opponents march from the front of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to City Hall on Tuesday in San Francisco. The court ruled that the same-sex marriage ban violates the Constitution. Feb. 7, 2012. Photo by Andrew Lopez[/caption]
This year SF State will once again be joining one of the country's largest LGBTQ celebrations at the San Francisco Pride parade June 30 — and this time with a float.
"The Pride parade is an extraordinary opportunity for the University to show our support for and pride in
Saturday May 18, 40 graduating students of SF State's queer community, along with their supporting friends and families, gathered to attend the first Lavender Graduation at SF State.
In light of the Associated Students, Inc. Queer Resource Center opening last fall, the inaugural ceremony, funded by ASI,
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Trey Allen rallies LGBTQ protesters as he waves his flag in front of the Out 4 Immigration Association that is marching down Mission Street for May Day Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Photo by Frank Leal / Xpress"][/caption]
Rosario Castro had to come
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Chris Lopez and Shashana Markus dance together at SF State's Pride Prom in the Cesar Chavez building on Friday, March 1, 2013. Photo by Erica Marquez / Xpress"][/caption]
At 36, Vincent Mares was finally given the opportunity to participate in a tradition
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Cassidy Barrington, center, director of the Queer Resource Center, talks with Heather Russell, left, and partner, Tobi Harper, right, at the Queer Resource Center's office that is shared with ASI EROS in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Monday, January 28, 2013.