Tag: LGBTQ+

Pride Prom features drag queens and draws a crowd

Photo by Tori D'Amico Ramapo’s Pride Club, in coordination with the sorority Tri Sigma, the Student Government Association, the College Programming Board and the Women’s Center, held its annual Pride Prom on Friday, April 26. The inclusivity-centered event made a huge splash and brought out students of all identities to […]

Trump bans transgender people from serving in military

Photo courtesy of Shealah Craighead, Wikipedia President Trump has reversed one of the Obama’s administration’s policy that allowed transgender military personnel to openly serve while having access to mental health and medical care. The policy, which was implemented on April 12, is in essence, an updated “don’t ask, don’t tell” […]

Eric Porterfield should resign for homophobic comments

Photo courtesy of West Virginia Legislature A West Virginia Republican state lawmaker is facing bipartisan backlash after comparing LGBTQ+ people to the Ku Klux Klan in a recent interview.  In the interview, Eric Porterfield claimed the LGBTQ+ community has “persecuted” him because of comments he has made in the past […]

Women’s Center hosts annual Halloween Gender Bender

Photo by Dana Wehmann With guys dressed as Princess Peach and many proudly wearing LGBTQ+ inspired clothing, Ramapo College’s Gender Bender dance and costume ball quickly became a haven for students looking to express themselves with their unique costumes – all in time for Halloween night. Hosted by the Women […]

Marked Dance Project closes month of awareness

Photo by Amanda Karp The Marked Dance Project put on a moving performance at the closing ceremony of Ramapo’s Queer and Trans History Month and Disability Awareness Month ceremony. The Marked Dance Project features performers with and without disabilities, and was created in 2009 by Mark Travis Rivera, who identifies […]

Second annual Pridefest boasts huge turnout

Photo by Dana Wehmann Students of the LGBTQ+ community and allies gathered in the Grove to celebrate inclusivity and diversity on Wednesday at Ramapo College’s second annual Pridefest. In celebration of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, The Women’s Center and the Office of Equity and Diversity Programs partnered […]

Ramapo kicks off month of education for October

Photo by Erica Meline For most people, October is a month that they associate with spooky goblins and ghouls, or pumpkin spiced drinks and dishes. At Ramapo College, however, the month of October is a time to celebrate diversity and acceptance. The College, therefore, took the first of October to […]

Trans-activist delivers presentation on transfeminism

Graphic courtesy of Devin Kira Murphy, Wikipedia The Women’s Center and the the Diversity Peer Educators hosted a presenation given by trans-activist Johanna Durazzi last Tuesday on the transfeminism movement to usher in Women's Herstory month. Durazzi has worked as an outreach specialist at Ali Forney, the largest homeless shelter […]