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Pride flag becomes target for LGBTQ students

The LGBTQ rainbow flag, which is supposed to be a symbol of pride, has recently been used as a reason for high rates of targeted harassment against the LGBTQ community.

Virginia takes initiative to support LGBT rights

Virginia has taken a step in the right direction becoming the 13th state, and first state in the South, to ban gay and transgender panic as a defense for murder or manslaughter.

‘Laramie Project’ approaches gay rights issues

“The Laramie Project,” performed by the theater department, shared a poignant message about a hate crime that happened in the city of Laramie, Wyoming back in 1998.

News Briefs

Campus and community news for the week of Oct. 3, 2003.

School board should approve gay club

Aaron Mc Kinney, one of the murderers of Wyoming homosexual student Matthew Shepard, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole on Nov. 4. His accomplice, Russel Henderson, pleaded guilty to murder in April and also received a life sentence. Justice has been served. It is finally over. Or is it? The odds are that it will never be over.

Hate crime legislation is redundant

It has been approximately six months since the death of Matthew Shepard. As a result, legislation was proposed to Wyoming lawmakers to increase penalties for hate crimes, but it was rejected.

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