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The Tunnel of Oppression will run from Feb. 24-27 in the PUB.

Multicultural Center presents Tunnel of Depression

February 22, 2020

EWU’s Multicultural Center is presenting the “Tunnel of Oppression” from Feb. 24-27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the PUB 329.  Vanessa Delgado, ...

The dangers of a single story

The dangers of a single story

October 21, 2019

Diversity extends beyond race and nationality. It includes all identities; sexual orientation, race, religion, age and gender. The EWU Pride Center began...

Women’s and Gender Studies Offering New Sexuality and Queer Studies Minor

By Candace Martin, Guest Columnist

October 2, 2019

This fall, Eastern Washington University’s Women’s and Gender Studies program is launching a new Sexuality and Queer Studies minor. To obtain a Sexuality and Queer Studies minor, students will need to complete 20 credits, including three required courses and one elective. With the elective, students will be able to personalize the minor to fit their interests and needs...

EWU has celebrated Pride Week for the past 10 years.

EWU celebrates 10 years of Pride Week

April 29, 2019

This year marks the 10th Annual Pride Week at EWU which celebrates and emphasizes LGBTQ+ issues and identities with a week full of events and activities o...

Nick Franco, the Pride Center manager, hosts the Lavender Graduation. EWU has been holding the ceremony since 2010 | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

EWU shows its lavender at LGBTQ+ graduation ceremony

May 11, 2018

Tears flowed and hearts were touched as students modeled their colors across the stage at EWU’s ninth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony on May 4. ...

EWU celebrating nine years of Pride Week

By Tania Nuñez, Contributor

April 25, 2018

This year marks the ninth annual Pride Week at EWU, which celebrates LGBTQ+ voices and strives to connect individuals, not only on campus, but across the Inland Northwest. Pride Week kicks off Monday, April 23 and ends Friday, May 4. “It’s important to bring folks together every now and then,” Dr. Nick Franco, the Pride Center manager said. “When I hear student...

Dr. Nick Franco

Pride center aims to make EWU more welcoming to LGBTQ+ students

January 17, 2018

EWU’s Pride Center will be providing “Welcoming Project Ally Training” on Jan. 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The training is open and free to everyone in...

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The Battle of the Bathroom Rages On

March 2, 2017

The Trump administration continues to make waves in the media with their latest announcement that revokes the former Obama administration’s 2016 guidanc...

Gender Awareness Week

By Lelia Thatcher, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

EWU’s Gender Awareness Week kicked off Nov. 16 with the “Welcoming Project Ally Training” event at 10 a.m. in PUB 263. Faculty, staff and students were able to become a certified ally to the LGBTQ+ community. For the second event of the day, “What’s in a Pronoun? The Language of Gender,” Lisa Logan, M.A., led an open discussion at 3 p.m. in Monroe 207 about the...


Pride Week soon to come to a close

April 24, 2015

There are three days and six events left in this year’s Pride Week as of Wednesday morning, and it is bigger than ever before, according to Sandra Williams,...


EWU Pride Week keynote speaker tells students to “go to hell”

April 24, 2015

Alfreda Lenoix is not a particularly tall woman, but her presence is as big and warm as the hugs with which she greets each person she meets. Lenoix,...

“A” is for annoyed: Straight privilege strikes again

October 22, 2014

It's that time of year again: Ally Week. An entire week dedicated to those who make the brave sacrifice of not hating LGBTQIA folks. At least not in the...

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