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Greek and gay: bridging the gap
Greek Life, LGBTQ, News

Greek and gay: bridging the gap

  Kayle Edwards loves her sorority, Chi Omega. She also identifies as lesbian. The meeting point of her two identities – and the tension sometimes created – led her to create the LGBTQ Greek Life task force. Edwards joined a sorority as soon as she could, in her second semester of freshman year. However, she…

Pride Week draws attention to underrepresented identities
Campus Life, LGBTQ, 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, LGBTQ, 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
LGBTQ, 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
LGBTQ, 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, LGBTQ, 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…

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