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War on political correctness expands past social media

By Isabella Winkler, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The term “politically correct” has taken on a new weight recently, with its actual usage and meaning being manipulated by social media. It seems like everyone is blowing the politically correct whistle after every news story or headline airs, but their motives are justified when it comes to recent ev...

University designates all gender restroom signs

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 8, 2016


Filed under News

As the fight over the right to use bathrooms according to gender identity have raged in legislatures from Florida to Texas, the University announced that “All Gender” campus restroom signs will be available in the Facilities and Services sign shop.The Chancellor and Provost Committee on Lesbian, Gay, B...

Finding freedom from a binding binary

Finding freedom from a binding binary

By Charlotte Collins

November 17, 2015


Filed under News

Stephanie Skora’sCC hair has been a point of issue for her. She didn’t want a short cut for fear of projecting the traditional male image, consistent with the gender she was assigned at birth, but something about growing the long tresses stereotypically expected of women didn’t fit her quite right either...

Gender inclusivity important to UI

By Imogen Lindsley

October 6, 2015


Filed under News

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly referred to Alex Nelson, intern at the Women’s Resource Center and graduate student in social work, as Alexandria. Additionally, the article referred to Nelson using female pronouns and should have used gender neutral pronouns. The article in...

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

By Abigale Svoboda

September 3, 2015


Filed under News

Seventy-four percent of University students reported they were neutral about homosexuality or were not homophobic in 2004. The University has not conducted an LGBTQ-specific campus climate survey since.However, Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping colleges create a better atmosphere...

Gender confirmation surgery necessary step toward making University wholly inclusive

March 3, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

There has been a lot of recent discussion around the inclusion of gender confirmation surgery (GCS) in the proposed student health insurance plan. While many students require the care that this coverage would provide, and have been working for months to secure this, others have varying levels of res...

“Orange is the New Black” actress talks transgender rights

“Orange is the New Black” actress talks transgender rights

November 13, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Since third grade, Laverne Cox said she knew she was a girl, not a boy, like her twin brother. The actress and activist, who has a recurring role on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” spoke Tuesday night in an Illini Union ballroom so packed that the room’s partitions were moved away to make ...