LGBTQ

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The struggles of trans children in the era before modern medicine show not just how trans youths are far from a new phenomenon, but also how tenacious they were compared to their parents and doctors, writes Pitt’s Jules Gill-Peterson for The Conversation.
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Daniel Jacobson López, who studies sexual assault survivors in the Black, Latino and LGBTQ communities, says the problem is a public health crisis that is getting little attention.
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Miss last night’s event? Here’s your recap.
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Join the Pitt Program Council lecture director on April 19 as she interviews “Queer Eye” host, author and activist Jonathan Van Ness.
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Pitt’s Minoritized Orientation and Gender Identities Graduate and Professional Alliance (MOGI) convened a panel of transgender members of the University community to share their own experiences and offer thoughts on what Pitt does well—and what it could do better.
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Book excerpt: Pitt alumna Paria Hassouri’s (A&S ’94, MED ’99) memoir, “Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change,” weaves her story of growing up as an immigrant and outsider into her daughter’s story of gender transition.
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“Schitt’s Creek” star Dan Levy chatted with the Pitt community on Tuesday about writing, the pandemic, identity and taking care of your mental health.
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It’s a special Pride Month for Pitt—the University has received a Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students ranking. Read firsthand how one student found his place at Pitt.
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With support from a Summer Undergraduate Research Award, senior Regina Futcher’s excavation of 1970s gay print publications brings marginalized voices to the fore.