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LGBT rights

Students react to transgender military ban
3 months ago

Students react to transgender military ban

At the age of 16, Peng Peng Zheng, like any other male about to graduate from high school in Singapore, registered for the military. The problem for Zheng was that …
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Acknowledging the problem, recognizing the progress
3 months ago

Acknowledging the problem, recognizing the progress

The tension in Emmett Orton’s voice heightened as he explained his experiences as an LGBT student at UTD.

One evening, Orton, a psychology junior, was in the parking lot behind …
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Roommate confusion
5 months ago

Roommate confusion

Editor’s Note: This article was updated to clarify ATEC junior Emily Wheeler visited the University Village Leasing Office and not the Galerstein Gender Center.

After establishing the gender-inclusive housing option …
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UTD lab to assess state of LGBT rights in Texas
10 months ago

UTD lab to assess state of LGBT rights in Texas

A research lab on campus will conduct the first state-wide needs assessment of the LGBT community to provide sampling data for the state of Texas to determine if LBGT …
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Mercury Midday News 01/26/17
10 months ago

Mercury Midday News 01/26/17

This week we discuss the role that the media plays in academia with Dr. Alex Piquero and the impact of Texas’s proposed “bathroom bill” with Student Government senators.

SG, LGBTQ clubs look at proposed Texas law
10 months ago

SG, LGBTQ clubs look at proposed Texas law

Texas Republican Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have unveiled a “bathroom bill” in the Texas Legislature which forces individuals to use the bathroom corresponding the the …
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Transgender bathroom debate comes to campus
1 year ago

Transgender bathroom debate comes to campus

SG installs neutral bathroom signage, members of UTD LGBT community respond to national policies

Student Government joined with a committee on campus to construct an initiative to update …
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Bathroom use debate ignores basic rights

By  • Opinion

Transgender people wrongly portrayed as dangerous in national discussion about using bathrooms corresponding to gender identity

The reason many people are so frightened about allowing individuals to use …
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Couple gets married in Lot T
2 years ago

Couple gets married in Lot T

By  • News

Correction: In a previous version of this story Zack Gentry’s name was misspelled and he was incorrectly identified as a minister ordained by the State of Texas. The Mercury …
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