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Sam Cornetta and Morgan Tiller posing for the photoshoot. Lack of inclusive sex education hurts queer students. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Lack of inclusive sex education is hurting queer students

Anya Marquardt March 21, 2023
#OPINION: I wasn't shown a condom in school until my senior year at a mandatory meeting for students attending prom. Yes, I knew what a condom was — but only from the internet.
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Six short books to read this year

Jenna Zaza February 18, 2023
Instead of waiting for the beginning of a new month to start anew, begin your reading journey now with these six short yet mighty books. 
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The official poster for Call Me By Your Name. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Queer love is important to see on the big screen

Lajiere Blake March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Films about queer relationships are necessary, but representation is only a fraction of the work society must do. It’s important to ensure changes translate over to the real world and aren’t just relegated to a screen.
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House of SHADE president reflects on his intersectionality and root of confidence

Maya Brown February 23, 2020
Carine Green grew up looking at the struggles that come with his different identities — black and queer — separately. When he walked into a House of SHADE meeting, “an organization that aims to provide educational outreach and information to the black and queer community” according to SB Engaged, everything changed.
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The Faculty-Student Association office located in East Side Dining. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook recognized for diversity commitment

Deidre Redhead December 6, 2019

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) office located in East Side Dining. In November, the FSA won the National Association of College Auxiliary Services Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence...

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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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Joseph Assistant Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literature. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Upcoming book examines queer kinship in Argentina at the turn of the 20th century

Brianne Ledda February 13, 2019
Delfina Bunge, a young Argentine aristocrat in the early 20th century, wasn’t trying to cause a scandal when she submitted a prize-winning essay to a Parisian magazine, but in the words of some historians, “the news exploded like a bomb in society.”
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Angela Peoples holds a sign at the Womens March in Washington, D.C  on Jan. 21, 2017. KEVIN BANATTE/TWITTER

I hope the future is NOT female

Genie Ruzicka February 18, 2018
“The Future is Female.” This phrase is purported to be a feminist rallying cry and if you question its merit, you are seen as anti-feminist. But what if you are a feminist who does question the merits of this phrase?
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Derrick Wegner, above, ERIC SCHMID/THE STATESMAN

Why I modeled for the Sex and Relationships Issue

Derrick Wegner February 22, 2017
I am a queer, transgender man that loves his body and I want people to see that.
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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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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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