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Gay persecution in Chechnya akin to Lavender scare, although much more dangerous

Gay persecution in Chechnya akin to Lavender scare, although much more dangerous

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

During the 1950s Junior Senator of Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, generated fear in the American minds because of the threats of communism. He led people to believe that anyone around them could be a Russian spy. Another part of this witch-hunt called the Red Scare, is the Lavender Scare. The Lavender...

Pride Alliance’s drag show to feature notable local, national names within drag community

Pride Alliance’s drag show to feature notable local, national names within drag community

Reuben Wolf, Arts Editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Recent Stories, Showcase

SUNY Buffalo State will host the annual Pride Alliance's drag show once again this week.  This showcase, however, will have a greater significance than past shows. Although Pride Alliance has put on drag shows in the past, this upcoming show may have not even happened if it had not been for the...

Sitcoms depict evolution in sexuality

Sitcoms depict evolution in sexuality

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Society, Television

One of the most important parts of life is television and one important part of television is the sitcom. Through the magic of comedy, sitcoms allow people to learn about some of the major issues. One major issue that sitcoms manage to express is the evolution of sexuality. Through the relationships...

Student Life Office to host first annual ‘Sex Week’

Student Life Office to host first annual ‘Sex Week’

Joel Hopkins, Opinion Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Campus, NEWS, Recent Stories

The Buffalo State Student Life Office will be hosting the first annual “Sex Week,” starting on April 3 and running until April 7. Fatima Henry, president of You Are My Sista and vice president of the African American Student Organization said the week will consist of programs ranging all sorts...

Donald and Mike meet ‘Will & Grace’

Donald and Mike meet ‘Will & Grace’

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
February 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

During the late 1990’s and early 2000’s the NBC sitcom, Will & Grace, became famous for having two openly gay lead characters on the show. The show was about the lives of Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler, a straight interior decorator living together in New York City. Along with th...

Trump’s Muslim ban disguised as travel ban

Trump’s Muslim ban disguised as travel ban

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
February 8, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories

From 2012 to 2014, HBO’s The Newsroom exhibited the behind-the-scenes life of working for a television news show. During Season 2, the main plot was about the crew of the show getting a news story of massive proportions; the story was that United States soldiers dropped sarin gas on a village of inn...

New diversity film highlights LGBTQ issues with music

Gregory Garrett, Reporter
November 30, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, CULTURE, NEWS, Recent Stories

A showing of “Real Boy” was held at the Burchfield Penney Art Center Friday, Nov. 18 as part of the Beyond Boundaries: Dare to be Diverse Film Series. Members of the LGBTQ community, parents, and SUNY Buffalo State faculty and students came to show their support. Dr. Ruth B. Goldman, assistant...

Gender neutral bathrooms come to fruition around campus

Gender neutral bathrooms come to fruition around campus

Benjamin Joe, Online Editor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Campus, NEWS, Recent Stories

Katie Bertel, an outreach and engagement librarian, makes sure all the needs of the library users are met, and this includes gender-neutral bathrooms. When a transgender teenage roller derby player committed suicide last year, Bertel decided to take action. “A lot of it had to do with a lack of...

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