Muslim countries around the world, and even in Ames, cannot agree on which day to celebrate one of their holiest holidays.
Students with disabilities will soon have a lab that caters to their technological needs in the classroom.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa filed a lawsuit Friday, calling for a temporary injunction to block the implementation of a …
Every year in June since the Stonewall Riots, the LGBTQIA+ community celebrates the triumphs they have made over discrimination and celebrates the pride they have in their community. This gives June its unofficial title of "Pride Month."
With tenure status and salary on the line, end-of-semester evaluations are important to ISU faculty. However, research at Iowa State has shown an instructor’s gender may be a factor in how students perceive their instructor's effectiveness in the classroom.
Graduating students within the LGBTQIA+ community will be recognized at Lavender Graduation from 3 to 5 p.m. May 9 in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
In 1950, Homer Minjen Chen had a decision to make. Going back to his native country of China was not an option, however, attending college in the United States was.
The furry community is oftentimes something brought up with a cringe afterward or as a joke, but in reality, the furry community is just like any other community at Iowa State.
The Des Moines Art Center will be opening a solely LGBTQIA+ art exhibit named Queer Abstraction from 7 to 10 p.m. on June 1. LGBTQIA+ identifying artists and performers, working solo or collaboratively, are able to submit a proposal for one of two pop-up art experiences.
The Iowa Senate introduced an amendment to the Health and Human Services budget bill, HF 766, Friday. The amendment, S-3247, excludes transition-related medical services for transgender Iowans from all insurance coverage funded by public dollars, including Medicaid, and prevents Planned Parenthood from engaging in competitive bidding for certain sexual education grants.
Pay It Forward, a club at Iowa State, has a common goal of inspiring others to create positive change. Pay It Forward is an established service and volunteer student organization which has the purpose of engaging college students in service and leadership.
As of April 1, faculty and staff at Iowa State are able to add pronouns to Iowa State business cards, nametags, desk nameplates and email signatures. nicci port, project director of LGBTQ+ initiatives for the office of Diversity and Inclusion, said this project has been in the works since at least 2010.
Athletics have historically been binary within the realm of players and participants, but Recreation Services at Iowa State is aiming to make its activities more inclusive.
A former Mexican President spoke to members of the Iowa State and Ames community about immigration and U.S.-Mexico relations.
Tracey Derwing, a professor at the University of Alberta, spoke about what really matters when understanding second language speakers Tuesday.
The International Food Fair is an event organized by the International Student Council (ISC) to showcase diversity on Iowa State’s campus and bring people together through cuisines from all over the world.
Friends and family gathered Friday for Iowa State’s first Native American graduation ceremony.
Sexuality and sexual orientation is one topic not often brought up in the average American household.
Vanessa McNeal, documentary filmmaker and national speaker, is an Iowa State alumni who works to raise awareness on sexual violence through her media company “McNeal Media” founded in 2017.
Pride Alliance and the Gamma Rho Lambda Omicron Chapter, the social sorority for the LGBTQIA+ and ally community, are hosting a space-themed Pride Prom from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union to raise money for the Trevor Project.
Timmy Ham, a professional street artist and entrepreneur from Phoenix, Arizona, spoke to students and staff Wednesday morning in the Agronomy Hall. Ham told the audience how he has used social media to further his brand and his art.
Filmmaker and national speaker Vanessa McNeal showcased her documentary Gridshock, a film about sex trafficking in Iowa, Monday evening.
The Great Hall was filled Monday night as Iowa State graduate Vanessa McNeal revealed the disturbing truth about sex trafficking in Iowa through the screening of her fourth and most recent film, “Gridshock.”
Monday’s lecture, Common Ground: Talking About Belief, served as the opening lecture of First Amendment Days. The lecture, which took place at 5:30 in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union, featured members from the Ames community who represented a plethora of beliefs.
Kyle Lindsey, a student attending Grinnell College, presented “Searching for Black Asexual Subjectivity,” in which he covered the historical context of black asexuality.
Faith and sexuality, the commodification of death, lesbian style and the English language were all spoken about in the "sexuality and culture" session.
Iowa State students and members of nearby communities gathered in support of DACA students at Iowa State.
Briana Lawrence and Jessica Walsh are authors and advocates from St. Paul, Minnesota who participated in Saturday’s Transforming Gender and Society Conference put on by the Women and Gender Studies Department at Iowa State.
Screams and cheers were heard a block away from the Ames Public Library on Saturday because of the All-Ages Drag Show. This was the fourth time the Ames Public Library has hosted this biannual event.
The fourth annual Transforming Gender and Society Conference will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature conversations surrounding gender, sexuality and feminism.
Members of the Ames and Iowa State community gathered to ask questions and learn more about Native American people and cultures.
Ten years of marriage equality in Iowa was celebrated by Iowa State students, staff, faculty and Ames community members in the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student success Wednesday.
I support very strongly the men and women who have and have yet to come forward because I have friends and an aunt who was abused. The most important thing to be for a person who went through sexual harassment is to just be there for them. I have learned that it is important to let these people know they are heard and understood for what they went through. To validate and make sure they are not alone is all you can give to these people in your lives.
The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success and the LGBTQA+ Faculty Staff Association will be hosting a joint celebration in honor of 10 years of marriage equality from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success. The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success is now located in the Memorial Union.
Florence George Graves, an award-winning journalist and founding director of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, spoke to Iowa State about social justice and the importance of conversation surrounding sexual assault.
A nationally recognized author and professor will educate members of the Iowa State and Ames community about Native Americans and Native American culture Wednesday night.
Iowa State’s Exercise is Medicine Organization partnered with a Haitian humanitarian group to share Haitian culture and raise money and awareness for the organization.
An 88-year-old holocaust survivor, saved by Oskar Schindler, spoke at the Memorial Union Sunday night about her "Second Chance at Life."
Iowa State will host a series of events in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) throughout April.
Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a "free speech" bill allowing student organizations at Iowa’s public universities to bar members of the LGBTQIA+ community and other identities from leadership positions.