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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Sex ed should not be gender-segregated

Sex ed should not be gender-segregated

Emma Dinsmore, Opinion Columnist December 5, 2022

Content warning: sexual violence, suicide Too often, sex education in schools occurs with splitting the class down a gender binary and teaching the girls about “girl things” and the boys about “boy...

Cynic Roundup: Six UVM-affiliated candidates win seats

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy March 21, 2022

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed last week, from March 14 to March 18. Read the stories mentioned in the podcast here: Six UVM-affiliated...

A chair with a pride flag pillow sits in Student Longue B in the Prism Center Nov. 3. The Prism Center is located in Living/Learning Building C.

A look at UVM’s Prism Center

Lucille Whittier, Cynic News Reporter December 10, 2021

Nestled on the bottom floor of Living/Learning Building C are a cozy pair of living rooms complete with sofas, food and games. This space is the Prism Center, a safe home base for UVM’s LGBTQ+ students...

Generational Gab: Sex Positivity

Emily Taylor, Podcast Host December 7, 2021

The Generational Gab is a podcast that explores the different aspects, challenges and quirks of Generation Z at the University of Vermont. This episode, hosted by Emily Taylor, delves into sex positivity....

How LGBTQ musicians are shaping hip-hops future

How LGBTQ musicians are shaping hip-hop’s future

Connor Adams, Staff Writer December 12, 2019

In a genre defined by toxic masculinity, the LGBTQ community is leading hip-hop into the future. Today, queer artists are arguably some of the genre’s strongest voices.  Queer hip-hop didn’t...

 Pride flags blow in the wind on Church Street during the 2018 Pride Parade, September 2018.The Pride Vermont festival runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8, ending with a parade. Visit to learn how to get involved.

VT organizers prep for Pride

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer September 1, 2019

As leaves change and summer turns to fall, Church street transforms into a colorful display of love and acceptance.  Pride Week will occur the week of Aug 31 to Sep. 8. The UVM Pride parade...

Allen House is home to the Prism Center, which serves LGBTQ students and faculty

UVM ranked LGBTQ-friendly by national nonprofit

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor June 26, 2019

UVM has been ranked among the Northeast’s “Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students” according to a new ranking from Campus Pride, which also ranked UVM as the top LGBTQ-friendly school in the state...

SGA works to protect marginalized groups on campus

SGA works to protect marginalized groups on campus

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer November 17, 2018

SGA has passed two resolutions to show their support of transgender, nonbinary and intersex students, as well as Jewish students, in light of the national political climate. The first resolution, in support...

Students organize to protest gender memo

Students organize to protest gender memo

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor November 8, 2018

Members of the UVM and Burlington transgender and non-binary communities gathered to send a clear message to President Donald Trump: “We will not be erased.” Nearly 250 students, faculty and community...

Image curtesy of UVM Prism Centers facebook page

UVM President affirms support of transgender and intersex students

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor October 26, 2018

President Tom Sullivan sent an email Oct. 26 reaffirming UVM’s support of transgender, non-binary and intersex students in light of a leaked Trump administration memo. The New York Times leaked...

Finding strength and community at Pride

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor September 19, 2018

There’s something undefinable about the moment you look around and realize you aren’t alone. Marching down Church street in the Burlington Pride Parade, surrounded by fellow students adorned with...

TREK expands programming to include mountain biking and LGBTQ groups

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer September 14, 2018

Miles of lush green forests and stark mountains make up the Vermont wilderness, perfect for hiking, skiing and college. TREK is a program for UVM first-year and transfer students that takes place the...

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