The Shield

Poets to speak on gender, sexuality

Marty McConnell

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

The Shield interviewed poet Marty McConnell who will present her work with Meg Day at a poetry reading sponsored by the Department of Communications, Gender Studies Program, Sexuality and Gender Alliance and Southern Indiana Reading Series at 7:00 p.m. March 20 in the Griffin Center. The Shield: When did you start writi...

SAGA to host ‘Gender and Sexuality Across the Globe’

SAGA to host 'Gender and Sexuality Across the Globe'

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

USI photo services The Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) has been extra busy this semester pumping out event after event. The most recent event the organization held was the LGBTQ Spiritual Conversational Night, which resulted in a  turnout of almost twenty students within the community as ...

‘There is a lack of understanding’

Mary Stoll, Associate Professor of Philosophy, answers a question from the audience in response to the National Geographic documentary “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 2, 2017

Jenn Horn said there are always people behind labels. "People have always put each other into categories,” the instructor of English said. “But those individuals are human beings whether we agree with their actions or not.” Horn also teaches gender studies classes and has become passi...

SAGA event combines religious, LGBTQ beliefs

Students and SAGA members participate in a panel discussion about how to be religious and also be involved in the LGBTQ community. Panel discussion leaders helped facilitate discussions, guide, and ask questions.

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

Landon Davis was one of the only people in the room who didn’t follow a Christian based religion. The freshman political science major was one the many students who attended the LGBTQ Spiritual Conversation Tuesday night. The event was an open panel discussion on how to combine religion and the...

SAGA celebrates LGBTQ+ pride

Anika Cunningham, freshman English literature major, participates in tie-dying at the event hosted by SAGA in honor of National Coming Out Day Wednesday evening.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 12, 2017

Josie “JJ” Jackson spent their formative years attending Catholic school. The senior communications major was raised by conservative and traditional parents who taught them that anything untraditional was sinful and wrong. “I thought there has to be more than this,” Jackson said. ...

SAGA raises awareness, money

SAGA founder Blaine Halford talks about his experience being a member of the LGBT community in Evansville has differed from his experience living in Louisiana.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 25, 2017

Blaine Halford is no activist, but he said it's important for people to be aware of bullying against those in the LGBT community. Halford, a freshman computer science major, along with members of the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) and Students for Gender Violence Awareness (SFGVA) helped raise...

Day of Silence to promote bullying awareness

Day of Silence to promote  bullying awareness

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 12, 2017

After a short hiatus from the university, the national Day of Silence has returned. After a three year absence, the Day of Silence, which intends to bring awareness to the “silencing” effects of anti-LGBT bullying, will be held in Carter Hall Wednesday April 19 from 7-9 p.m. The event is sponsore...

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