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Welcome flyer set up at ambulatory sites, in emergency rooms, and at registration desks, containing both the pride flag and gender flag in an effort to make LGBTQ+ patients more comfortable. PROVIDED BY ADAM GONZALEZ

Stony Brook University Hospital named an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader

Lori Saxena April 27, 2022
Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) was named an “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” for 2022 in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
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An affordable housing project for the LGBT community in Bay Shore is closing down. The center was also used for social events and HIV testing. CAITLYN MCDUFFEE/COURTESY OF THE OPSREY

Construction starting for Long Island’s first LGBT affordable housing project

Caitlyn McDuffee and Augustus Fei April 14, 2019
The 16-year-old structure is being torn down this April to make room for 75 units of budget-friendly residential properties, which will be built by The D&F Development Crew and expected to be ready for use by May 2020.
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The official poster for The Favourite. The film was given a limited release in the United States on Nov. 23 2018 and has received 10 Oscar nominations. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“The Favourite”: An LGBT film about sexual politics

Anna Correa January 27, 2019
The drama is set in a realistic yet fictional world in an 18th century England at war with France, with a feeble Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) as head of the state.
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Diversity has become the topic of conversation on college campuses across the United States in recent years. Stony Brook has a variety of affinity groups, two of which represent European culture.  WONDER WOMAN0731/FLICKR VIA CC-BY-2.0

Does diversity really matter?

Diva Dotson April 29, 2018
If Stony Brook really cares about diversity, then we should hear more about European culture.
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Junior theater arts major Sydney Gaglio (above, left) performs as Syd Alexander in the LGBT Drag Show on April 14. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

Dressing up for a cause at the 10th Annual Drag Show

Luis Ruiz Dominguez April 19, 2017
The auditorium was nearly filled to capacity despite many students leaving campus for Easter weekend.
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The pros and cons of gay relationships

The pros and cons of gay relationships

Matt Stern February 9, 2016
One type of relationship isn’t better than the other. When it comes down to it, a spade’s a spade, a relationship is a relationship and love is love.
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Popular restaurant chain Chick-fil-A just opened its first two New York locations, with one near Stony Brook. The chain has been criticized in the past for donating to organizations that oppose same-sex marriage. PHOTO CREDIT: M01229

Why I’m staying away from Chick-fil-A

Matt Stern October 14, 2015
While many New Yorkers have welcomed Chick-fil-A as another option to incorporate into their unhealthy diet, I continue to stand against the fast food restaurant.
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PHOTO CREDIT: RYAN MANNIE

Tolerating intolerance: where does it end?

Christopher Leelum July 11, 2015
The most interesting argument against gay marriage I’ve heard is the famous “Where does it end?” defense. If gays can marry, what’s stopping polygamy, pedophilia, zoophilia?
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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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The culture of slut-shaming

Hillary Steinberg February 11, 2014
"Mean Girls," famously penned by possible goddess Tina Fey, features the word slut numerous times. Its uses range from what girls are allowed to be on Halloween to the ultimate insult Regina uses on herself to incriminate her friends. Slut is a fixture in our lexicon, a label we use to be degrading, and honestly, I don’t like it. I’m against slut-shaming for many reasons, and if most people thought about it, they would not be so into it either.
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Sex chain store teaches customers to embrace their naughty side

Sex chain store teaches customers to embrace their naughty side

Arielle Martinez February 11, 2014
Anyone who has ever wondered about working at a sex store may want to draw on the experiences of Stony Brook University’s own Alaura Martucci.
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Catching up from the top news stories from break

Arielle Martinez January 28, 2014

Dec. 5, 2013 A Florida-based animal rights organization filed a lawsuit against Stony Brook University on behalf of two chimpanzees being used for research by the Department of Anatomical Sciences....

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