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People march with the LGBTQ flag at the Pride parade held on June 30, 2019 in Manhattan, NY.  GARY GHAYRAT/STATESMAN FILE

Coming to terms with my bisexual identity

Mike Gaisser February 2, 2020
It was a cool October day at the King Parks Psychiatric Center, a now abandoned psychiatric hospital on Long Island, NY. A friend and I had driven there to take some pictures for a new album he was working on.
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House of Shade meeting in the LGBTQ* Center on Tuesday, Feb. 5  EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

House of Shade provides safe space for black LGBTQ* students

Rebecca Liebson and Elisha Asif February 13, 2019
“We are here and whether or not you like us, we are here to stay,” they said. “We’re a prominent force to be reckoned with.”
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Sex Issue 2016

What sexuality do you identify with?

Dorothy Mai February 9, 2016
As people are becoming more aware of themselves and the people around them, there are many more options to identify with in terms of sexual and romantic orientation.
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The FDAs lifetime ban of blood donations from men who have had sex with other men may be replaced by a 12 month ban. (PHOTO CREDIT: STONYBROOK.EDU)

FDA proposal to lift lifetime blood donation ban still upsetting to some

Peter Chen January 27, 2015
LGBTQ advocates at Stony Brook are questioning part of the Food and Drug Administration’s recommendation to lift a lifetime ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men.
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Sex change is a constitutional right

Elsie Boskamp October 23, 2014
The 21st century has been an era of change, especially within the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Equality is of the utmost importance to these groups, and it seems NYC agrees.
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Members of Stony Brooks LGBTQ* community are trying to create an all-inclusive Greek-lettered organization to campus. They intend for the organization to be inclusive to all genders, sexualities and races.  HEATHER KHALIFA/STATESMAN FILE

Gallup survey: LGBT adults report lower well-being

Christopher Leelum September 15, 2014
When Holland Blankenship heard about the first ever LGBT group being allowed to march in next year’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, she received the news with hesitation.
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