Construction for the Ames Miracle Playground and Field is underway to help cater to the needs of over 500 children with disabilities in the Am…
The Ames Foundation will host a groundbreaking for the Miracle League Field and All-inclusive playground 10 a.m. Saturday at Inis Grove Park, …
It was a hot summer morning in New York in 1969. Police raided a gay bar resulting in a riot, credited with beginning the gay rights movement continuing today.
Schofer began her tenure May 31 and previously served as director of neighborhood and public services, at the Brooklyn Public Library in New York with 20 years of experience. Schofer achieved her master’s degree from Kent State University in Library and Information Science and her bachelor’s degree in English and History from St. Ambrose University.
The aroma of fresh coffee beans pours out a single window. A white door hangs wide open, welcoming the next person that takes the six steps down to the Vinyl Cafe. Blake Delaney is sitting on the stool that is typically occupied by a customer chatting him up. A regular named Matt steps inside the basement shop. Delaney sings to the customer and hugs him before taking his reusable cup and making him a pour over coffee. As the caffeinated beverage is dripping, he’s picking on a small plast…
Ames Public Library Board member knew that Sheila Schofer was good at her job–running libraries–and as a native Iowan, he thought she might be interested in becoming the new library director.
The destruction of a queer pride banner in Ames early Tuesday morning demonstrates how LGBTQIA+ people continue to face violence, discrimination and harassment — despite the strides towards equality the community has achieved, and the pride on display this month.
The Capital City Pride Fest Parade provided an opportunity for corporations, political aspirants, religious congregations and organizations of all kinds to march and show their support for, or pride in being a part of the queer community Sunday in Des Moines.
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 law allowing for the denial of Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming surgery for transgender individuals.
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.