Dispatches from the CDC: Community in all colors

This is the third installment of a series recording the experiences of students and faculty involved with the Center for Diversity and Community (CDC). The series seeks to highlight why this organization was so impactful on the USD community and why the CDC was more than the sum of its parts. “When I was (in […]

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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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Promoting history and education for the LGBTQ community at USD

Spectrum, I CARE and Women, Gender and Sexualtiy Studies have teamed up to bring LGBTQ history to USD this October.  October is LGBTQ History Month and the three groups have ensured that there are many events and activities throughout the month to educate students and shed light on the long history of the LGBTQ community. […]

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South Dakota Legislature discusses bill regarding gay marriage

The South Dakota Legislature is discussing a bill prohibiting the state from endorsing any form of marriage that doesn’t involve a man and a woman.  House Bill 1215 was introduced to South Dakota’s House of Representatives on Jan. 30 by the bill sponsor, Rep. Representative Tony Randolph, from Rapid City.  The bill would prohibit South […]

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