The Independent

OPINION | As a minority voter, I can’t vote Republican. Here’s why.

OPINION | As a minority voter, I can’t vote Republican. Here’s why.

February 25, 2020

As a biracial man, I cannot bring myself to vote Republican in the 2020 election. Perhaps I turned my...

Katie Sowers
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Katie Sowers inspires on the field, makes Super Bowl history

January 28, 2020

San Francisco 49er assistant coach Katie Sowers, the second woman and the first openly gay individual...

Francis Ahn welcomes students to the resource fair at the Pride Alliance table. | Photo by Rebecca Denham

NEIU hosts resource fair for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Coming Out Day

October 22, 2019

In honor of both LGBTQ+ history month and domestic violence awareness month, NEIU hosted a resource f...

Legacy Walk Tour for LGBTQ+ History Month

Victoria Hong, Writer

October 22, 2019

In honor of both LGBTQ+ history month and domestic violence awareness month, NEIU hosted a resource fair on Thurs. Oct. 10 from 1 – 4 p.m. It was held in the University Commons where several organizations were tabling. While the Pedroso Center and Pride Alliance organized the event, there were many groups present to provide...

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Molly Hewitt’s ‘Holy Trinity’ | Full Spectrum Features

September 24, 2019

Holy Trinity possesses a vibrant, diverse color palette both literally and figuratively, but leaves ...

Queering sex education in school

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 27, 2019

You can tell people to not have sex but if both parties are consenting, sex is going to happen. But what do LGBTQ+ students do when they want to have safe sex and were only taught about heterosexual sex?    In the United States, only 24 states and the District of Columbia require sex education. Of the 24 states, only 12 ...

Disney will be creating a show based off of the young adult romantic comedy Love, Simon.

Disney Gives LGBTQ Kids Hope

April 23, 2019

It was reported that Disney has a television adaptation of “Love, Simon” in the works, a popular young a...

Senator Baldwin

LGBTQ Discrimination Legal in 29 States, Equality Act Could Change That

March 28, 2019

There are 29 states in the United States where discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and tran...

Gibson’s Silence on LWH Tells Us All We Need To Know

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

January 22, 2019

"His actions have made a major component of the NEIU student body feel unsafe and marginalized. It is the president’s duty to ensure the safety and well-being of all students at NEIU. She is failing in that charge."

NEIU community poses for

NEIU Hosts LGBTQ+ History Month

October 23, 2018

Throughout the month of October several NEIU departments and clubs hosted events for LGBTQ+ Histo...

Festivals coming to Chicago

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

May 16, 2018

Summertime Chicago is right around the corner and that means festivals, parades and nice weather. The following is a short list of some to keep an eye out for: May 26 – Randolph Street Market Festival The summer-long market street festival begins on May 26 at 10 a.m. and will be located on Randolph Street and Ogden A...

A Day of Remembrance, 2016 deadliest year for LGBTQ community

A Day of Remembrance, 2016 deadliest year for LGBTQ community

November 28, 2017

Last year was the deadliest year on record for the LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities according to the Na...

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