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Pride Week draws attention to underrepresented identities
Campus Life, LGBT, News

Pride Week draws attention to underrepresented identities

Students in the LGBT community had cause to celebrate during this year’s Pride Awareness Week. Since 2016, the University of Miami has created gender-neutral bathrooms across campus and implemented gender-inclusive housing. Yet, divides and prejudices still remain especially within the Q+ segment of the community. SpectrUM’s annual Pride Awareness Week (PAW) includes various events aimed…

Gender inclusive housing offers comfort, flexibility
Campus Life, Community, Housing, LGBT, News

Gender inclusive housing offers comfort, flexibility

Along with gender-neutral restrooms and a new LGBT center, UM added another feature last fall: gender-inclusive housing in upperclassman dorms. In the gender-inclusive housing option, students are not restricted to same-gender roommates, allowing students more flexibility and comfort with their room assignments. President Julio Frenk first announced the program at his first Town Hall meeting…

Students embrace identity during Coming Out Week
LGBT, News

Students embrace identity during Coming Out Week

Three years ago, Tyler Katz was a freshman at UM unsure about his sexual identity. October 11, nationally recognized as Coming Out Day, came around and he was still struggling with his orientation. During that same week, SpectrUM, UM’s largest LGBT organization, was holding its Coming Out Week. It was during this time that he…

Acclaimed medical scholar speaks about intersex community
LGBT, News

Acclaimed medical scholar speaks about intersex community

“Sex is crazy complicated,” said visiting scholar Alice Dreger during a lecture on Friday. “They lied to you in school.” Dreger, a historian of medicine and science and renowned sex researcher, spoke to students and faculty last week at the Wesley Gallery about the past strides and future goals for the intersex community in her…

Gender-inclusive housing step toward equality
Housing, LGBT, News

Gender-inclusive housing step toward equality

The University of Miami opened up gender-inclusive housing for sophomores, juniors and seniors living in the University Village (UV) for the first time this semester. The LGBT community was the main proponent for this housing setup in the past because it would allow students to pick their roommates regardless of gender. The university’s LGBT community…

Bryan’s Cafe allows for discussion identity, appropriation, intersectionality
Campus Life, LGBT, News, Student Organization

Bryan’s Cafe allows for discussion identity, appropriation, intersectionality

Gender identity, cultural appropriation and intersectionality were discussed in the context of modern culture Monday night as part of the debate team’s second-ever Bryan’s Cafe discussion. The University of Miami’s debate team held the round table discussion in the Shalala Center Monday night, after holding their first Bryan’s Cafe last spring semester. The debate’s setting…

Gender-neutral housing options to open in fall 2016
Administration, Campus Life, Community, LGBT, News

Gender-neutral housing options to open in fall 2016

The University of Miami has specified a plan for its first-ever gender-neutral housing options. The pilot program will be offered in certain suites and apartments in Eaton Residential College and the University Village, according to a statement from Executive Director of Media Relations Elizabeth Amore. President Julio Frenk announced the plan for gender-neutral housing by…

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