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Thursday August 11th

Diversity And Multicultural Affairs


UNC hosts Elder in Residence Ada Deer

Growing up in Wisconsin as a member of the Menominee tribe, Ada Deer had a love of the world around her. Upon reaching adulthood, that love pushed Deer to push for her people as the first Native American to run for statewide office and first Native American to win a partisan political primary for federal office.

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	Shawna Viagro performs in the Tranny Roadshow at the University of Oregon. The Tranny Roadshow is a variety show featuring transgender people. The Tranny Roadshow will be at Nightlight in Carrboro tonight.

Variety show features transgender individuals

Even at a young age, Jamez Terry realized something didn’t feel right about being a girl. Terry decided to change sexes at 19 years old, and today openly identifies as transgender — someone who does not identify with their gender assigned at birth. He’s the founder of the Tranny Roadshow, a variety show featuring transgender individuals.

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UNC to examine salaries of minority and female faculty

Following up on a study conducted in 2002 under former Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert Shelton, the University will examine potential salary disparities among women and minority faculty members at UNC. The study will examine and look for any differences or outliers in the salary of minority and female professors who have a similar position and length of experience as their white or male peers.

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Protesters rally outside Kay Hagan’s office in Raleigh to protest the Dream Act and the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy in the U.S. Military.

Rally opposes military ban on gays

Holding signs and chanting, “let us serve,” a group gathered in Raleigh on Thursday night to protest discrimination in the armed forces. The rally was part of a national campaign calling for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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LGBTQ vigil honors teens who committed suicide

More than 200 people gathered in the Pit on Thursday for a candle-lit vigil to honor the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens who recently committed suicide. Attendees embraced and comforted one another as the names and circumstances of the victims were read aloud.

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More gender non-specific bathrooms could come to UNC

For many students who identify as transgender or gender non-specific, the decision to choose between male or female restrooms on campus can be stressful. UNC-Asheville has tried to alleviate that tension by establishing gender non-specific bathrooms, and UNC could designate more of its bathrooms similarly.

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