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Task force calls for gender-neutral options
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Task force calls for gender-neutral options

When senior Thomas Iglesias was applying to college, he searched for schools that were lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) friendly. He chose to attend the University of Miami, he says, despite the lack of services for LGBT students. “I’m from Miami, so I had the choice about whether or not I wanted to live…

‘DragOut’ aims to shatter stereotypes
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‘DragOut’ aims to shatter stereotypes

Lip-syncing, dance routines and other talents will be showcased Thursday at the Rat. UPride will host its second annual “DragOut,” a drag show that aims to raise awareness about the LGBT community on campus. All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Yes Institute, an organization that strives to prevent suicide and ensure…

Open mic night showcases talent, social justice
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Open mic night showcases talent, social justice

Social Justice Week continued Wednesday evening with an open mic night presented by UPride, inviting students to stand up and speak for their beliefs. All were welcome, and various students showcased their artistic abilities through music and poetry. Before any performances took place, the hosts ran through a set of rules that paralleled the theme of…

SpectrUM becomes UPride, raises red flag
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SpectrUM becomes UPride, raises red flag

After almost a decade, UM’s LGBTQ student organization, formerly known as SpectrUM, changed its name to UPride. This decision was met with mixed response from some of the club’s members and alumni, prompting the club’s executive board (e-board) to organize a town hall meeting Sunday afternoon. UPride was founded in 1992 under the name GLBC…

‘Star Trek’ icon speaks on social activism, equality
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‘Star Trek’ icon speaks on social activism, equality

George Takei spent much of his acting career playing Sulu on “Star Trek,” roaming galaxies, battling aliens and sometimes getting imprisoned for the good of the Enterprise crew. But for Takei, prison was all too familiar in real life. He lived in an Arkansas internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II, as a result…

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