Trump announces ban on transgender individuals from serving in military, WU community reacts

President Donald Trump announced that the United States will not permit individuals who identify as transgender to serve in the military — in a decision that will not impact University policy — Wednesday.

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Student first to get same-sex marriage license

Lilly Leyh, a dual-degree graduate student in the Brown School of Social Work and Olin Business School, and Sadie Pierce, a 2014 graduate of the Brown School, were the first in line to receive legal marriage documentation.

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WU-SLam, Pride Alliance to present Grand Slam on Friday

After many long weeks of writing and practicing, 10 performers will take to the stage this Friday in the largest and most competitive poetry slam on campus: The Grand Slam.

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Laverne Cox discusses transgender issues, race, class, gender and intersectionality to packed crowd

Students filled Graham Chapel to see Laverne Cox deliver the keynote address for Trans* Awareness Week in one of the highest-turnout events Pride Alliance members say they have ever hosted. Cox, advocate and actress in “Orange is the New Black,” spoke about transgender issues as well as the intersectionality of her identities and how they have affected her life.

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Christine Dolan hired as new campus LGBT coordinator

Washington University’s third Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Coordinator in four years hopes to continue the work of her two predecessors in the leadership role. When Michael Brown left the position in September 2009, the difficulty securing his replacement meant that the University spent most of the 2009-10 year without an official LGBT coordinator.

Calla Zhou | Contributing Reporter

Ally Day brings together groups to promote awareness

The buttons cost a dollar, but not all of the giveaways on the table by the entrance of the Danforth University Center were available for purchase. “True or false: 36.5 percent of LGBT youth grades 9 through 12 have attempted suicide. 20.5 percent of those attempts resulted in medical care.” The answer: true.

Glitter-less show not a drag

Members of Washington University’s Pride Alliance put on a drag show Saturday night to present LGBTQIA issues to the general public. The event, which began at 8 p.m. in College Hall, was free to the public, with a $5 donation request to fund future Pride Alliance events. Pride Alliance aims to deal with advocacy and queer issues in a social and educational context.

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Students come out as Katz re-posts

Monday, as Pride Alliance celebrated National Coming Out Day and Isaac Katz imparted his advice for struggling gay teens, Professor Jonathan Katz restored the link to his “In Defense of Homophobia” essay on his professional website.

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ResLife expands gender-neutral housing program

Washington University’s Office of Residential Life has decided to expand gender-neutral housing to the entire North Side, including the Village, Millbrook, Village East and the off-campus apartments, following a series of deliberations. The housing will be available in the fall and can be applied for in the current round of the housing process.

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New group helps students come out

A new support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students has sprung up this semester to fill what founder Brian Kline says has been a relatively empty niche on campus.

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