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Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter November 10, 2016

As part of the ongoing Equality Coffeehouse event, FACE (Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment) invited a rather unique performer in comedian Gloria Bigelow, who uniquely addressed intersectional...

Two Men Arrested After Queer Beer Altercation

Lane Barton, News Editor October 7, 2015
Police were called after an altercation between two Walla Walla residents and Whitman students at last Saturday's Queer Beer.
David Nord Award Winners Announced

David Nord Award Winners Announced

Hannah Bartman November 14, 2013

The 18th-annual David Nord Award was presented to seniors Ben Roberson and Sean Mulloy in late October. The award is presented to students who propose a project in relation to GLBTQ issues and cumulatively...

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Students Receive Nord Award for LGBTQ Research

Maegan Nelson May 2, 2013

As students are wrapping up the end of the year, some things are winding down, but for the annual David Nord Award recipients, things are starting to really pick up. Junior Maikor Pereira Azuaje...

Illustration by Kelsey Lund and Julie Peterson

Queer Students Face Additional Challenges with Dating

Dylan Tull May 2, 2013

For many Whitman students looking for a relationship, or even just looking for a casual hook-up on a Friday night, Whitman's small size can feel overwhelmingly claustrophobic. There are moments when...

Illustration by Luke Hampton

ASWC Passes Gender-Neutral Housing Resolution

Emily Lin-Jones February 27, 2013

On Sunday, Feb. 24, ASWC Senate adopted a resolution calling for a gender-neutral housing option for first-years. Senators showed unanimous support for the resolution, passing it through a vote of...

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Sarah Cornett October 11, 2012

Walla Walla High School has over 25 active student-organized clubs, but until last year there was no Gay-Straight Alliance. Senior Gabe Gonzales and juniors Tegan Coleman and Rosa Tobin knew that...

Lecture by veteran marks anniversary of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal

Lachlan Johnson September 20, 2012

This evening, Thursday, Sept. 20, army veteran Rob Smith will speak in Maxey Auditorium at 7 to mark the one-year anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Because of Don't Ask Don't Tell, Smith...

In the closet: Some students mask LGBTQ identities at Whitman

Josh Goodman May 3, 2012

Junior Marcos Garza* is in many ways a typical Whitman student:  he's studious, a member of a fraternity and active in campus clubs. Yet there's a part of him that only a small number of his friends...

Whitman community responds to the passage of the same-sex marriage bill, Maureen Walsh video

Dylan Tull February 16, 2012

Gay and civil rights activists celebrated a massive victory in Washington State when Governor Christine Gregoire signed the bill to legalize same-sex marriage into law last Monday, Feb. 13. The bill, which...

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