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

Acceptance and inclusion at Burlington Pride

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...

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...

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...

(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.

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Courtesy of Marylyn Rogel

Bathroom laws ignite activism

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...

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...

The UVM Medical Center is pictured Feb. 27. The hospital is opening a clinic specifically for transgender youth. PHIL CARRUTHERS/The Vermont Cynic

Transgender clinic to open

Caroline Alkire March 3, 2016

The UVM Medical Center is planning to start a new clinic to help transgender children and teens. As part of the UVM Children’s Specialty Center, the clinic will be a collection of doctors, social...

Metrosexual group wants to join LGBT

Daltrey Burris April 14, 2015

BURLINGTON, VT— In the last few days, an unlikely group had expressed its outrage toward the LGBTQA association, short for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and ally. The group, which was formed...

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