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National Coming Out Day group photo at the Liberal Arts Lawn on Thursday, Oct. 10.

National Coming Out Day: UTEP seeks inclusion with Ally Week

Glenda Avalos, Multimedia Editor October 11, 2019

The Student Engagement and Leadership Center (SELC) celebrated National Coming Out Day outside the Union East Building Friday, Oct. 10 with a photobooth and giveaways. Seeking to reach out to the LGBTQ community and spread awareness in the community,...

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This Matters opens to talk about divisive issues

This Matters opens to talk about divisive issues

Catherine Ramirez, Contributor September 17, 2018

Education, border issues, politics and love are all current and controversial topics that are open for discussion for UTEP students this semester during the This Matters Series. The Student Engagement and Leadership Center presents the This Matters Series,...

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Marching around Centennial Plaza, a student holds a LGBTQ flag.

Pride Month sends an important reminder for support of the LGBTQ+ Community

Nicolas Silva, Contributor June 29, 2018

LGBTQ-Pride month this June marked a timely reminder to celebrate successes, commemorate history and advocate for social justice in mental health. The Stonewall riots of June 1969 in New York’s Greenwich Village catalyzed the ongoing LGBTQ+ rights movement....

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Oralia Loza, a professor in public health sciences, teaches her quantitative methods in health sciences class.

Professor receives award for her work in LGBT health

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor February 19, 2018

Earlier this month, Oralia Loza, an associate professor in public health sciences, received one of the three 2018 Pillars of Public Health from the city of El Paso for her work and contributions to the LGBT community. “I was really honored and flattered...

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Damian Padilla adjusts his boyfriend Angel Garcia’s bow tie. The two met during high school and they have been together since.

High school sweethearts continue sharing their passion at UTEP

Claudia Flores, Entertainment Editor February 12, 2018

High school sweethearts usually don’t last forever, especially after starting college. However, some couples make an effort to stay together beyond the realms of high school. “I was supposed to go to Andress High School and he was supposed to go...

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A march from the federal courthouse to San Jacinto Plaza was held on Saturday, July 29.

Transgender rights advocates march through downtown in protest

Leslie Sarinana, Copy Editor July 29, 2017

El Pasoans gathered Saturday, July 29, to march downtown in support of Transgender rights. The march began at the Federal Court House and traveled to San Jacinto Plaza, where the organizers and other members of the community spoke on behalf of transgender...

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Pride Month will be celebrating its 12th year in El Paso.

El Paso celebrates the 10th annual Pride Fest

Gaby Velasquez, Photo Editor June 4, 2017

The El Paso Sun City Pride Organization hosted the 10th annual El Paso Pride Festival parade on Saturday. The parade is held in June every year as it is LGBTQ pride month. The festival consisted of various of events starting Thursday, May 25 to Sunday,...

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Drag queen Athenea Rae preforms a lip-sync to Fleetwood Mac

Union hosts 2016 Queernival

Nina Titovets, Contributor November 2, 2016

Queernival, an event that supports the LBGTQ community, took place on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the UTEP Union. The event included performances from local drag queens and Odd Lab performers. In addition, free food was served at the event, while multiple student...

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The “Engendering Community” Exhibit will be held at the UTEP Centennial Museum until Sept. 19

Museum brings first LGTBQ exhibit in El Paso

Fernanda Leon, Conributor June 16, 2015

The first exhibit in El Paso to highlight the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community is now open to the public. This is a progressive move toward recognition among the LGBTQ community in the Sun City as their artistic endeavors are presented...

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Texas Tramples the LGBT Community

Maria Esquinca, Copy Editor April 14, 2015

As I stood in front of the restroom of the Family Life Center in Austin, an older lady came out of one the stalls. She said “hold up, I’m just going to put some lipstick.” From one of the stalls another voice was heard, “I’m going to do the...

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