“Catholic school teaches you two things,” Delegate Danica Roem quipped at the Women’s Community Center’s (WCC) inaugural Gender, Equity and Justice Summit on Saturday. “Be who you are, and be it well — that’s number one. And number two: Conversion therapy does not work.” Roem was the keynote speaker at the summit, where she discussed…
Given the somewhat unpredictable nature of the Trump presidency, it might be easy to assume that his recent call to decriminalize homosexuality is just as inexplicable as the rest. After all, how could a president who elected an openly homophobic vice president, called for the dismissal of trans people from the military and slashed queer…
I met Robert Mullins by chance at a bus stop in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, California. It was hot, and we had both crowded in the only slice of afternoon shade the tired blue bus stop had to offer. He introduced himself to me, and because we seemed relatively close in age, I asked him if he went to school in the area. He didn’t – not at the moment at least – because he was homeless after being forced out by his parents shortly after his sixteenth birthday.
Unlike last year, the organizers decided not to be formally affiliated with the National Women’s March this year in an effort toward inclusivity and in light of the controversies surrounding the organization.
On Tuesday, in its final meeting of fall quarter, the 20th Undergraduate Senate voted on 97 Standard Grant applications submitted by 95 student groups. Among the applications was one submitted by the Stanford College Republicans (SCR) for $6,000 to fund a visit to campus by controversial right-wing author Dinesh D’Souza, which was rejected on the grounds that some of the funding was designated for purchasing alcohol.
The Women’s Community Center (WCC) held its second Feminist Discussion on Wednesday to discuss transgender rights in light of a recently leaked memo from the Trump administration.
On Thursday, members of the Stanford community gathered in a rally to support the rights of intersex, transgender and gender-expansive people in opposition to a recently leaked Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) memo.
Following Sunday’s publication of a memo showing that the Trump administration is considering narrowing the federal definition of gender to solely sex assigned at birth, University administrators reaffirmed Stanford’s support for all gender identities. Multiple student groups also responded to the possibility of redefinition.