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Stony Brook students march in support of abortion rights

Stony Brook students march in support of abortion rights

Jeremy Portnoy and Karaline Talty May 6, 2022
A group of roughly 100 abortion rights advocates marched around the Stony Brook University campus and gave speeches on May 5 in protest of the leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that could overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Stanley said Stony Brook is not considering any plans to rename Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium despite petition. 

President Stanley responds to LaValle Stadium petition

Rebecca Liebson February 24, 2019
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said the school is not considering any plans to rename Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The name became a point of contention last month after the state senator, whom the stadium is named after, voted against a ban on gay conversion therapy.
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City maintenance worker Maria Burgos holds a Rainbow Pride Flag ahead of its raising by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, the citys first openly gay mayor, over the Civic Plaza in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage on Friday, June 26, 2015. (Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

State leaders react to Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision

Hanaa’ Tameez June 26, 2015
Leaders in New York are showing their support for the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right in the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges.
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 May 11, 1972: Gay Movement Across the Nation

From the archives: thoughts on gay marriage over the years

Kelly Zegers June 26, 2015
Same-sex marriage is a topic that has been debated for years both inside and outside of courts, not excluding Stony Brook University's campus.
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Letter to the Editor: The Statesman failed to cover LGBTQ services

Letter to the Editor April 21, 2015
The 40th Anniversary Celebration was a huge moment in history for the LGBTQ* community at Stony Brook University and one The Statesman should have prioritized.
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Though Gay Rights movement gains ground, there is still work to be done

Michael Newcomer February 26, 2015
Gays finally have something to celebrate: as of this article, 37 U.S. states and the District of Columbia now grant same-sex marriage licenses.
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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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SBUs CPO and LGBTA held a memorial in honor of transgenders on Thursday, Nov. 29.

Memorial held in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sarah Elsesser December 6, 2012

Dimmed lights with flickering candles line the perimeter of the room, with each one hauntingly illuminating the pictures of those who lost their lives due to hate crimes. This was the passionate and somber...

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Campus Spotlight-from outcast to president: Colleen O’Connor

David O'Connor April 23, 2012
Many clubs and organizations on a college campus are born out of a hobby, sport or book genre. But there are some organizations that have a deeper role; the Stony Brook Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance (LGBTA) is one such organization. At the helm of this endeavor is junior English major Colleen O’Connor, the president of an organization that prides itself on being a safe space for those in the queer community who need a haven where they can be themselves.
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SBU’s LGBTA history and upcoming Drag Show

Michael Cusanelli April 9, 2012
Laura Drapkin is the treasurer of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Alliance (LGBTA) community at Stony Brook University.
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Town Hall covers fairness

Michelle Heatherly March 5, 2012
The Undergraduate Student Government addressed funding and transparency in a town hall meeting held on Thursday evening in the Student Activities Center.
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