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Bishakh Som Presents

Bishakh Som Explores Gender, Sexuality, Memory and Urbanism

New York-based artist and writer Bishakh Som visited Eastern Connecticut State University on March 5 to read from her upcoming comic book “Apsara Engine,” which is set to go on sale on...

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Vania Galicia

Jason Bartlett talking to students about being out in politics.

Former State Representative Discusses ‘Being Out in Politics’

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Arthur L. Johnson Unity Wing and Pride Center recently hosted “Being Out in Politics.” The event was centered around Jason Bartlett, a...

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Graduating senior pose for the camera

Lavender Graduation Honors LGBTQ Seniors

The fourth annual Lavender Graduation was held on May 9 to recognize seniors who exemplify the values of Eastern Connecticut State University and support the campus’s LGBTQ+ community.

Posted on May 21, 2019

State Trans leaders pose for the camera.

State Trans* Leaders Speaks to Transgender Rights at Eastern

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) President Mark Ojakian visited Eastern Connecticut State University on April 10 to support the transgender community and recognize three statewide...

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

“Man of My Design”: Tiq Milan Speaks at Eastern

Tiq Milan, a transgender man and nationally known LGBTQ advocate, came to Eastern Connecticut State University on Feb. 4 to discuss his journey to becoming his authentic self as a transgender...

Posted on February 09, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Human Rights Campaign Recognizes Eastern’s Pride Center

A resource of education and support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, Eastern’s Pride Center aims to foster a culture of knowledge, advocacy and...

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Jordan Corey

'We're a Might Force': J Mase III Talks on Life as a Gay, Trans person of Color

As the first “University Hour” lecturer of the spring semester, Seattle-based poet J Mase III discussed his experience as a black, gay and transgender man during his talk at Eastern...

Posted on February 08, 2018 by Jordan Corey

‘Yes Means Yes’: Affirmative Consent

The Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Response Team (SAIV-RT) at Eastern Connecticut State University partnered with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) to present “The...

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Jolene Potter

How Love Came in an Unexpected Way

International author and success coach Mike Iamele came to Eastern Connecticut State University on March 11 to tell his story of how he — a self-proclaimed straight man — found love...

Posted on March 17, 2015 by Kathry Shpak

Genocide Survivor, LGBTQ Member Says Your Life Has Purpose

“The fact that you have a life, you have a purpose,” said Daniel Trust, a Rwanda genocide survivor and advocate of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or Questioning (LGBTQ) community.

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Kathryn Shpak