Tagged LGBTQ

Student claims censorship over art featuring gay porn

By Fabian Mayer, February 4 2016 — A University of Calgary student and artist says she is being censored after conditions were placed on her art show in the Little Gallery on the sixth floor of the Art Building. Second-year communications and women’s studies major Zac Slams said the conditions require she place a sign…

Change requires safe spaces

LGBTQ issues are in the spotlight at the University of Calgary and across the province. Workshops like “Trans 101” and “Asexuality 101” ran this week as part of an annual campus Sex Week, while Albertan high schools are currently working to implement new rules concerning student gender identity and expression. These conversations are important, but…

Students call for trans and non-binary inclusive change rooms

By Melanie Woods, January 25 2016 — University of Calgary students are coming forward with concerns regarding trans and non-binary accessible spaces in the university’s kinesiology building change rooms. The change rooms currently include separate group spaces for men and women, but no individual or family changing facilities. Users have expressed concern with the lack of…

Policy for Albertan LGBTQ students long overdue

By Melanie Woods, January 21, 2016 — Education Minister David Eggen recently announced the provincial government’s new guidelines for LGBTQ students in the public school system. This document includes, among other items, pronoun usage, gender-neutral washrooms and the creation of safe spaces for diverse orientations and identities. This announcement is another step in a series…

Trans performance artist Sunny Drake destigmatizes addiction through art

By Liam Harrison, September 18 2014 — Like the varied lifestyles and attributes of the LGBTQA community, Sunny Drake’s pieces are jumbled, distinct and fantastically diverse. He creates imaginative worlds where the gritty details of life, often taken from his own experiences as a trans man, are presented in a lively way. Drake’s latest performance, X,…

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