The Observer

LGBT+ employment fair receives warm welcome

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University LGBT Center hosted its first annual Professionals with Pride event on Friday, Oct. 5. Kent State University (KSU), Cleveland State University (CSU), John Carroll University, Baldwin Wallace and Lorain County Community College also participated in Professionals...

LGBT Center strives to improve gender inclusiveness on campus

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016

Recent national controversy over how schools should treat transgender students and national conversations about the rights of transgender people has prompted Case Western Reserve University to plan a University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) session, “Supporting Transgender Stude...

Partnership with Cleveland Rape Crisis Center brings rape crisis advocate to campus

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016

A new school year is bringing about new developments in partnerships with off-campus organizations at Case Western Reserve University. After having received a $1.4 million grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) has teamed up with the Office of Title IX,...

Student performers shine at Drag Ball

The event featured crowd interaction, a special guest performer and lip syncing.

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2016

Held on Friday, Feb. 12, the Case Western Reserve University Drag Ball promised to break transgender stereotypes and donate all its funds to the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland. Without a doubt, the event delivered on this promise and provided extra sweet surprises. Having never seen a drag event...

Drag Ball challenges misconceptions

Drag Ball challenges misconceptions

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016

When people think of a drag ball, they might imagine members of the transgender community getting dolled up and putting on a show. But the event is much more than that, and Spectrum’s CWRU Drag Ball plans to challenge this misconception. Taking place on Feb. 12 from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. in the The Kelvin...

Billboards call on Republicans to address police violence

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

August 7, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Billboards call on Republicans to address police violence “#BlackAugust He was a child playing at the park.” Messages like this, seen on billboards in and near downtown, will be up throughout the weekend. This particular billboard messag...

While CWRU moves forward on Greek transgender acceptance, national organizations lag behind

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015

Senior Lyall Glait is one of the few transgender students involved in Greek Life at the university. The senior systems biology major and president of Big Games Club rushed in the spring of his freshman year, and became an official member of Phi Kappa Tau in the fall of 2012. A standard fraternity, Phi...

LGBT Center interim director talks programming, trainings

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2015

This week we sat down with Shemariah Arki, the Interim Director for the Case Western Reserve University Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center. For working purposes, LGBT is inclusive for all identities including asexual, gender queer, questioning and any gender nonconforming identity. Work It Out ...

Strut your stuff

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

Spectrum, the LGBTQA+ Allies student group, will be embracing the culture of drag on Feb. 20 at the Drag Ball. A little known fact about drag is that it actually stems from fourth century B.C. Athens, where it was a common punishment for those who refused to conform to their societal gender roles....

New study focuses on the oft-ignored “T” in LGBT

Psychology professor Amy Przeworski and graduate student Jennifer Birnkrant created a survey that is looking to learn more about the experiences of transgender children and their parents.

Aquene Kimmel, Opinions Editor

January 23, 2015

The recent death of 17-year-old transgender girl Leelah Alcorn brought attention to the need for greater acceptance and support of transgender people. How to accomplish that support, though, remains unclear. A new study through the Case Western Reserve University psychology department aims to change...

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