Expansion of LGBT education beneficial

LGBT rights are slowly but surely advancing in America on the national and local levels. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was officially repealed in September. California passed a law last week that requires public schools to teach students — from kindergarteners to high schoolers — about LGBT Americans as a part of U.S. history courses. San […]

Elmhurst application asks for sexual and gender orientation

In historical news, Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Il., has become the first college in the entire nation to ask incoming students about their sexual orientation and gender identity on their college application. The question, “Would you consider yourself to be a member of the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] community?”, with response selections of “yes”, […]

Adding gender-neutral bathrooms smart step

When lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues are discussed, there’s usually a heavy emphasis on popular topics such as same-sex marriage. There isn’t, however, enough focus on details. One of which is the challenge many transgender people face when carrying out daily tasks like using the restroom. USC is home to a number of transgender […]

Expansion would be superfluous, ineffective

A recent article in the Daily Trojan reported what many of us already knew: USC is especially welcoming toward members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community when compared with other universities.  USC’s LGBT Student Resource Center has drawn significantly more students this year, and its establishment in 2005 has helped the university make its […]

On These Shoulders We Stand set for campus screening

Not everything began with Stonewall. Such is the pretext of Glenne McElhiiney’s On These Shoulders We Stand, a new and groundbreaking documentary about Los Angeles’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community from the 1950s through the early 1980s. On Thursday night, McElhiiney will screen her film on campus in Taper Hall Room 202 at 6 […]

Letter to the editor: Barkley needs reprimand

I am a USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association board member. I believe wholeheartedly that it is incumbent upon the Daily Trojan to provide coverage of Matt Barkley’s Twitter comment on Feb. 26 in which he pronounced that he was, “…SMH [Shaking My Head],” with regard to the Obama Administration’s subsequent refusal to continue defending the […]

Show your pride

Students participate in the beanbag toss at the Trojan PRIDEfest barbeque Monday afternoon in Alumni Park. The barbeque is the first of 16 events during PRIDEfest Month, a celebration of the LGBT community put on by the Queer and Ally Student Assembly and Trojan Pride.