If you’ve visited City Hall, or just passed by it in the last couple weeks, maybe you noticed a colorful neighbor to our nation’s flag—the rainbow flag.   It’s been a symbol of pride and unity for the LGBTQIA+ community since 1978 (it’s a little different in Philadelphia as of last year—more on that later) and the flag is raised at City Hall every June to celebrate Pride Month.   Temple Now talked with Associate Professor of English and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Brad Windhauser to dig d
The idea of Pride is thought to have started in Philadelphia, says professor
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Associate Professor Brad Windhauser discusses Philadelphia’s LGBTQIA+ history in celebration of Pride Month.
June 26, 2018
Christopher Persaud standing in front of flowering trees smiling with his arms crossed.
Lavender Graduation ceremony honors LGBTQIA Owls
Type: News Story
Senior Christopher Persaud found that at Temple his interests in gender and sexuality could be explored in an academic arena.
May 2, 2017
Titus Knox outside of Morgan Hall.
A mission of inclusion
Type: News Story
Meet one of the students who advocated to make gender-inclusive housing an option at Temple.
February 15, 2017
Several students sitting together in a residence hall room.
Temple offers gender-inclusive housing option
Type: News Story
Gender-inclusive housing options will allow students to share a suite or apartment regardless of gender identity, biological sex or sexual orientation.
February 10, 2017
A group of students cheering at a Temple athletic event.
Mingle it out
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As part of National Coming Out Week, Temple hosted an out networking event for faculty, staff and students in the LGBTQIA community.
October 18, 2016
Five dancers performing on stage.
Fifth annual drag show: you better work
Type: News Story
The show is part of the National Coming Out Week celebration at Temple.
October 14, 2016
Nadia Vanessa Toro sitting with Paley Library in the background.
National Coming Out Week: Nadia’s story
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Coming out to yourself can be one of the most important steps in the coming out process, says Nadia Vanessa Toro.
October 12, 2016
Kevin Williams with Morgan Hall in the background.
National Coming Out Week: Kevin's story
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Kevin Williams, director of residential life, says coming out is a continuous journey.
October 11, 2016
National Coming Out Week: Morgen's story
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In recognition of Temple's sixth annual National Coming Out Week celebration, meet Morgen Snowadzky, recipient of Temple's MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship Award.
October 14, 2014
Former Army lieutenant speaks on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal
Type: News Story
Former Army Lt. Dan Choi, an advocate for LGBT civil rights who was instrumental in the repeal of the military's Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, described his experiences in a presentation to Temple students last week. Choi was discharged from the Army after announcing that he was gay on national television in 2009.
April 17, 2013
Temple Made: Michael C. Busza
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The next installment of Temple's student profile series features Michael Busza, the creative mind behind "One of the Guys," a full-length web television series that explores the relationship between three gay men and their straight roommate.
March 1, 2013
Residential Life program creates safe zones for discussing sexual identity
Type: News Story
The Safe Zone program educates University Housing and Residential Life staff members, RAs and other students and mentors on topics related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning communities.
December 5, 2012
National Coming Out Week events get underway
Type: News Story
Today marks the beginning of National Coming Out Week (NCOW), a five-day civil-awareness event celebrating people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Events include a launch party, a panel discussion on gender roles and stereotypes in the LGBT community, a drag show, the annual NCOW fest and a conference on LGBT members’ personal coming out experiences.
October 7, 2012
Task force launches online clearinghouse of gender and sexuality resources
Type: News Story
Temple's Gender and Sexuality Task Force has created a new online clearinghouse of LGBTQ support resources and information. The website, called "Diversity and Inclusion: Community Perspective," is the first action inspired by the results of the task force's recent survey of Temple's gender and sexuality climate.
September 12, 2012
Results of university-wide gender and sexuality survey posted
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Temple's Gender and Sexuality Climate Task Force — a group of administrators, faculty members and students convened by President Hart to study perceptions of Temple as a welcoming, safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ) members of the Temple community — has released the results of a sweeping survey of Temple's gender and sexuality clim
May 2, 2012
Supportive community helps LGBTQIA students end their silence
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Today is National Day of Silence, an annual event held to call attention to the silencing effect of bullying and harassment of the Lesbian, Gay, BiSexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual and Asexual community.
April 19, 2012