Sexual Diversity Awareness Week! March 28th-31st

Week of Events -

Monday, March 28th @ 7PM in Knott Hall B03
Fathers and Sons: A Gay Family Speaks
Ken Morgen, Sam Westrick and sons

Tuesday, March 29th @ 7PM in Knott Hall B01
Wear your 1-in-10 T-shirt!
1-in-10 Forum
Moderated by Charles LoPresto

Wednesday, March 30th @ 6PM in Knott Hall B01
Sexual Diversity Awareness Week Keynote Speaker
Morgan Meneses-Sheets, Executive Director of Equality Maryland

Thursday, March 31st @ 7:30PM in 4th Floor Programming Room
On Being Gay in Non-Gay Places
Tim Cherney, Cuyana Davis, Parker Homans, Connor Mensching, Brian Norman

There will be tables outside of Boulder with more event information on Friday (3/25), Monday (3/28) and Tuesday (3/29) from 11AM-2PM!

Weekend Update: 11.29.2010

Hi friends!

You know how SNL has a Weekend Update? Well we figured we should do the same and keep you updated about what is going on with all things GLBT on campus. Highlights from this week include Fr. Linnane speaking about Sexual Ethics to Loyola students. Yes, those two words were in the same sentence: Fr. Linnane & sex.  Loyola’s president spoke about the taboo subject of sex. He talked about love and respect and how people should consider these factors before deciding to have sex. Thanks to everyone who came to hear his thoughts!

In other national news, the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, is making headlines once again. This past  Thursday, the Pentagon released a study citing that 70% of servicemen and women think that repealing the policy “would be positive, mixed or of no consequence at all.” Sen. John McCain still showed strong opposition towards measures to repeal DADT. Even the statistics are loving the gays in the military! But apparently McCain isn’t happy with hard statistics from government sources. We’ll have to see how this plays out.

Hope that everyone is enjoying their last precious days of class and preparing for finals!

Father Linnane talks to Spectrum

Yes, Loyola’s own President, Father Brian Linanne will be coming to talk to members of Spectrum and the Loyola community!

Come on out to see what Father Linnane has to say! November 29th @ 6PM in Knott Hall B03!

Gay for Pay?

 

Huffington Post Article

Huffington Post article on New York's Gubernatorial candidate

 

Last night Morgan Meneses-Sheets, director of Equality Maryland mentioned that she wasn’t “gay for pay.”

Interestingly enough, I stumbled across this article about the Republican gubernatorial candidate renting buildings to gay clubs despite his recent comments disapproving of how schools  are “brainwashing” students into thinking being gay was ok. Thoughts?

UPDATE:
Evidently Mr. Paladino apologized for his remarks, see the article here.

Denim Day Recap

 

Jeff Kniple made these great buttons for administrators who could not wear denim.

 

Thanks to everyone who supported us by wearing denim yesterday, it was a great success. There were a lot of students wearing denim and administrators wore buttons saying “I support denim day.” Many thanks for Jeff Kniple for making those great buttons and getting them to administrators.

We also had the pleasure of having a wonderful speaker, Dr. Kevin McGann, a Loyola alum, who spoke eloquently about his memories of being gay at Loyola. Equality Maryland‘s Director was in the audience and gave out postcards to be sent to Maryland legislators demanding marriage and employment equality to members of the GLBTQ community. Kudos to Doc LoPresto for getting us a great speaker and to Spectrum for a great event!

Don’t forget to sign the VoiceOUT list, tables are outside Boulder for the rest of the week.

Happy Wednesday!

Denim Day!

Denim Day Poster

 

Today is Denim Day! Thank you to everyone intentionally wearing denim to show support for sexual minorities in our community. Don’t forget to come to our speaker tonight at 6:30 in Knott Hall B01. Hope to see you there.

P.S. Yesterday was National Coming Out Day, thanks to everyone who courageously came out!

Spectrum at Loyola University Maryland Facebook Page!

Check out Spectrum’s new Facebook page for updates and information about upcoming events! “Like” the page to find out more!

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