LGBT rights

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Student promotes LGBTQ+ visibility

After a summer spent in India, international political economy sophomore Julie Le was inspired to organize a photo shoot focused on LGBTQ+ Asian...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...


Bathroom use debate ignores basic rights

Transgender people wrongly portrayed as dangerous in national discussion about using bathrooms corresponding to gender identity The reason many people are so frightened...


Couple gets married in Lot T

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


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