Cross Cultural Centers: a collection of identities

Industrial technology junior Rotem Drori is an immigrant from Israel. Drori comes from a family of mostly Orthodox Jews. And Drori is gay.

Cheers and tears: reactions to Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings

The Supreme Court of the United States made two rulings in favor of same-sex marriage Wednesday, causing many happy reactions within the Cal Poly community.

Born this way: Pride Month speaker discusses the science behind sexual orientation

Mustang Daily Staff Report news@mustangdaily.net What makes a person gay, straight or bisexual? Former Harvard neuroscientist Simon LeVay discussed the science behind sexual orientation during his presentation last night at Cal Poly’s Recreation Center as a part of Pride Month hosted by the Pride Center.…

Cal Poly looks to address campus diversity

Holly Dickson hollydickson.md@gmail.com In general, Cal Poly is a school known more for its architecture and engineering programs than for diverse students, faculty and staff. That being said, this fall’s freshman class was the most ethnically diverse in school history,…

On the runway, raising awareness

Mustang Daily Staff Report arts@mustangdaily.net Glitter, glamour and a gold bodysuit illuminated Chumash Auditorium on Friday, as people dressed as magicians, lion tamers, puppets and Siamese twins came together in support of transgender awareness. A group of recreation, parks and…

Women's HERstory

Student Life and Leadershiphas put together a campaign called Women’s HERstory Week to honor the progress and history of women’s issues from March 5 to 9. The week leads up to today, International Women’s Day. The weeklong series of events is put…

Documentary details coming out at Cal Poly

  Elizabeth Chamberlain remembers transferring to Cal Poly in 2008 not knowing how to come out to her roommates, or what she was supposed to say or do. Coming out is so much more complex than people think, and there…

Pride Center marches for equality

Same Gender Hand Holding Day will be celebrated on campus today with a march beginning on Dexter Lawn. The event is supported by Cal Poly Student Life and Leadership and the Pride Center on campus. “It’s an opportunity for queer…

Pride Center looking for more elbow room

For the first time since SESLOC Federal Credit Union moved out last year, there will be a vacant room in the University Union (UU). UU Advisory Board (UUAB) vice chair Solomon Reda said Poly Escapes will relocate to the new…

Gender-neutral housing in works for Cal Poly

There is a gender-neutral policy in the works that would help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students feel more at ease in their living situations on campus, as well as individuals who simply feel more comfortable rooming with the opposite sex.

I wanna hold your hand: LGBTQIA march crosses campus

To promote equality for the LGBTQIA community, a group of students participated in the 11th annual Same Gender Hand Holding March from Dexter Lawn to the University Union (UU) Feb. 15 during UU hour.