The Vermont Cynic

Acceptance and inclusion at Burlington Pride

Sophomore Michael Newton walks in the Burlington Pride Parade, Sept. 8. The parade and festival have been held annually since 1983.

Sabrina Fiore, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

The sun shone down on the smiling faces of Burlingtonians as Church Street bloomed into a rainbow of support and pride. The annual Burlington Pride Parade and Festival took place on Sunday, Sept. 8. UVM faculty and staff marched with various groups and community members at this year’s event. A large ...

The spectrum of inclusivity: being queer at UVM

The spectrum of inclusivity: being queer at UVM

Greta Rohrer, Feature Writer

April 3, 2019

UVM has a “queer-friendly” reputation among state schools, advertising to prospective students a “4.5 out of 5-star ranking on the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index” on the Prism Center website. As a public institution with over 10,000 undergraduate students, UVM represents a variety of ide...

More gender-inclusive restrooms created

More gender-inclusive restrooms created

Carly Frederickson, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

All single-occupancy public restrooms on Central Campus are now gender inclusive, according to an update on gender inclusive restrooms issued by LGBTQA Center Director Kate Jerman. Genderinclusive restrooms were first implemented on campus in 2016 after students organized a sit-in in the office of the d...

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

(Left) Two students admire a self portrait of Alison Bechdel hanging in the Fleming Museum. (Right) Alison Bechdel speaks at the opening of the Fleming exhibit featuring her work on Feb. 7.

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 13, 2018

On the wall is a large drawing of a human form cleaning out a litter box looking directly at the viewer, daring viewers to come inside and take a look. The figure is a self-portrait of Alison Bechdel. Her exhibit “Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel,” is the latest ...

UVM hosts Translating Identity Conference

UVM hosts Translating Identity Conference

Kassondra Little, Senior Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

Participants in the 2017 Translating Identity Conference gathered at the Davis Center to learn about issues affecting the transgender community. The conference returned to UVM for its 15th year and was held Oct. 14. TIC is organized to support the transgender community and the expression of gender ...

Students want new bathrooms

Students want new bathrooms

John Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

October 12, 2017

Everybody uses the restroom, but at UVM there’s not a restroom for every student. Students are calling for greater access to gender-neutral restrooms across campus. There are 1,473 restrooms in UVM-owned buildings, 253 of which are gender-neutral, according to UVM’s 2016 Lavatory Inventory. A...

Students call for LGBTQA support

Students call for LGBTQA support

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

October 11, 2017

UVM prides itself in being a progressive and accepting campus for all students. The University is ranked as highly LGBT-Friendly and is on the Advocate and Campus Pride’s list of Top Ten Trans-Friendly Colleges and Universities, according to the LGBTQA Center’s website. “There’s kind of a...

Barbecue event welcomes the LGBTQA community

Barbecue event welcomes the LGBTQA community

JP Reidel and Ellyn LaPointe

September 16, 2017

Despite a gray forecast, students, alumni and community members gathered at the Allen House, UVM’s LGBTQA Center, Sept. 9. The House hosted an annual “welcome back” barbecue for students who identify as LGBTQA, their families and alumni at UVM. “I felt like I already knew everyone there,...

Burlington boasts pride in rainbow parade

Burlington boasts pride in rainbow parade

Kailey Bates, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

Hundreds of people showed off their true colors as they marched down Church Street together, waving rainbow flags and cheering in Vermont’s Pride Parade. The event kicked off Sep. 10 in the parking lot of the Hood Plant. Rainbows, glitter and smiles were everywhere. Several organizations, includi...

LGBTQA gives welcome back BBQ

LGBTQA gives welcome back BBQ

Libby Camp, Cynic Correspondent

September 14, 2017

Despite the dreary weather, spirits were high and smiles were bright at the annual LGBTQA Center Welcome Back Family Barbecue. From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, UVM students gathered at the Allen House, home of UVM’s LGBTQA Center, to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. The barbecue boast...

Bathroom laws ignite activism

Courtesy of Marylyn Rogel

May 7, 2016

On April 22, students gathered outside the Bailey/Howe Library, armed with megaphones and signs declaring “peeing is a right, not a privilege” and “#peeinpeace.”The issue of gender identity has been the subject of nationwide debate in recent weeks, sparking activism on campus.This occurred a...

Alison Bechdel & LGBT communities

Alison Bechdel & LGBT communities

Ariana Arden

April 7, 2016

Last Thursday morning, the wonderful Alison Be- chdel stood in front of my class and told us about her life. [media-credit name="DAVID BERNIER" align="alignnone" width="274"][/media-credit]For those who don’t know, Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist. She created an influential strip called ...

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