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Valentin Georgette-Shakers performing at the 2022 GSA annual drag show.

Board of Regents and state House write legislation against drag shows

Serena Davis, Assistant Lifestyles Editor January 31, 2023

The South Dakota Board of Regents is in the midst of creating a new policy regarding events involving minors on campus.  The change came about after a controversial drag show on campus was advertised...

SDSU President Barry Dunn photographed a double rainbow from his farm north of Brookings.

Senators talk state legislation, Barry Dunn sees double rainbow

Jacob Boyko, News Editor January 24, 2023

South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn addressed the Students’ Association about the university’s legislative goals in Pierre this year and softly hinted his support for SA’s pro-LGBTQ...

University launches interactive map, Board of Regents gets involved in university events

University launches interactive map, Board of Regents gets involved in university events

Jacob Boyko, News Editor January 11, 2023

Following a late start to Jan. 9 Students’ Association meeting after technical difficulties, senators were addressed by Jay Molock about an upcoming rally and “marade” to celebrate Martin Luther...

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Drag show sees record turnout

Griffin Korbel, Reporter March 8, 2022

About 150 people showed up last Wednesday to the Gender and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) drag show, which serves as a major fundraiser for the organization. The drag show was held in the Volstorff ballroom...

Brookings joins statewide Protect Trans Kids rally

Brookings joins statewide Protect Trans Kids rally

Brina Sturm and Jordan Rusche January 25, 2022

Saturday, Jan. 15 and Sunday, Jan. 16, the South Dakota Transformation Project teamed with Uniting Resilience, Sioux Falls Pride, GSAs of SD, Black Hills Equality, Yak, Watertown Love and sponsors to conduct...

Drag show introduces students to queer culture

Drag show introduces students to queer culture

Jordan Rusche, Lifestyles Editor (She/her) April 13, 2021

The Residence Hall Program Committee hosted a night of song, dance and drag in the Volstroff Ballroom April 7. Sponsored by groups like the Gender and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) and Office of Multicultural...

Current presidential administration detrimental to LGBTQ rights

Current presidential administration detrimental to LGBTQ rights

Bailey Biegler, Guest Columnist (She/her) November 17, 2020

While these last eight months have been awful to say the least, the outcome of this election was one of the few positives. The current president and his administration have repeatedly made jabs at the...

GSA educates campus with a month of LGBTQ history

GSA educates campus with a month of LGBTQ history

Gracie Terrall, News Editor (She/Her) October 21, 2020

The passage of Resolution 20-09-R officially recognizes October as LGBTQ History Month at South Dakota State University. Amanda Jensen, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance representative for Students’...

Editorial: South Dakota Legislature aim to criminalize transgender healthcare

Collegian Editorial Board January 28, 2020

HB 1057, a bill criminalizing medical professionals in South Dakota who administer transition therapy to individuals under 16, was introduced to the House of Representatives on Jan. 15. The bill would...

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