For the second year in a row, LGBT UNI students and allies from all over the spectrum share their unique and powerful voices in this performance.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The University of Northern Iowa will host one of the first campus-driven "NO H8 at My School" photo-shoots during a three-day event that aims to show support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community at UNI and throughout the nation.
From the University of Northern Iowa University Relations: The University of Northern Iowa will host one of the first campus-driven "NO H8 at My School" photo-shoots during a three-day event that aims to show support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community at UNI and throughout the nation. The UNI and Cedar Falls communities will have the opportunity to participate in the "NO H8 at My School" and the "It Gets Better" campaigns from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 5 and 6, in the Maucker Union Ballrooms. LGBT activist and Iowa native Zach Wahls will speak the day before these events, from 8 to 9 p.m., Dec. 4, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The "NO H8" campaign is a visual silent protest that aims to promote marriage, gender and …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Community members gathered to remember the life of the gay teenager from Iowa who committed suicide and make a public statement about stopping bullying.
On Friday evening, people from the community met on the corner of University Avenue and Main Street in Cedar Falls to mourn the death of Kenneth J. Weishuhn Jr., and provide a public witness to the tragedy that bullying can cause. On April 15 this 14-year-old committed suicide after being mercilessly bullied at school and online by classmates for about a month after he came out to his family and friends. Two groups in the Cedar Valley, UNI Proud and Working Families Win, planned this vigil to lament the loss of Kenneth Weishuhn and show their support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth who struggle with similar situations. You May Be Interested In: Patch Poll: What Can be Done to Curb Bullying in School following Iowa Teen'…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Every year, UNI Proud holds a drag show to showcase the talented members of their group and raise money for charity.
Once a year, every seat, ledge and open spot on the floor is taken in the University of Northern Iowa's Maucker Union — no, not for an educational lecture or speaker, but for something a little more… glittery. Red lipstick and size 11 heels filled the room last night as UNI Proud hosted their annual drag show, and I’ve gotta give the performers props — I don’t even know if I could walk in 5-inch heels, let alone dance in them. (Well, without falling off the stage, that is.) The night was full of excitement, and for a good cause. The performers were not only showing students at UNI they have nothing to hide with this year’s theme, “Transparency,” but were raising money for a great cause while doing so. Every crinkled dollar tucked into a …