USD Hosts Candlelight Vigil to Honor the Life of Non-Binary Student Nex Benedict

On Wednesday February 28, USD’s Activists for Equality alongside Spectrum: Gender and Sexuality Alliance held a candlelight vigil to honor the life of an Oklahoma non-binary student, Nex Benedict. Benedict was a 16-year-old Owasso High School student who passed away this past month after an altercation broke out between themselves and their peers in a […]

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SD Legislature Removes Clause Limiting Drag Shows

 Two House Bills (HB) were introduced in South Dakota legislation on Jan. 24 that would prohibit events like USD Spectrum’s annual drag show from occurring on campus or with children in attendance. However, only one passed, and it passed with amendments that remove the clauses involving references to drag performances. HB 1116 is the “act […]

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Kicking-Off Halloween with a Fashion Show

Spectrum hosted a Great Pumpkin Gala Fashion Show in the Muenster University Center (MUC) pit Oct. 15. Spectrum is a gender and sexuality alliance club on campus at the USD. The fashion show contestants included a witch, Lin Manuel Miranda, a hippie, a bunny, a bull and a conservative mother and her gay son. Spectrum’s […]

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Spectrum hosts Drag Show to celebrate LGBTQ culture

USD’s Spectrum: Gender and Sexuality Alliance brought out all the stops for this year’s Pride Week. From April 19- 24, Spectrum hosted a gamut of events at USD such as bingo, movies and the annual Drag Show.  President of Spectrum, Isabel Young, said because of COVID-19, last year’s festivities were canceled, so Spectrum went above […]

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Sioux Falls Pride postpones 20th Pride Festival

Few cities in South Dakota have big celebrations for their LGBTQ+ communities, but this year, most are canceling their Pride due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sioux Falls Pride, the largest pride organization in South Dakota, postponed their annual Pride due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement comes along with numerous other businesses, events and social […]

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