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Side by Side, a gender equity campaign spearheaded by the Undergraduate Council and inspired by a United Nations campaign, underwent a name change earlier last week.
Each photo is intensely personal, each gaze piercingly direct, each sentence strikingly raw: “My blood is too gay to save a life.” “How much did your gender cost you?” “My identity is not a sin.” “No girl is too pretty to be a lesbian.” “Where are the queer Asian stories?”
The teams of college students and community members from around New England participated in a “hackathon” aimed at generating technological solutions to issues facing the transgender community.
Brianna J. Suslovic '16 is engaged with promoting the causes of the LGBTQ community.
Powell W. Eddins '16 is the Co-President of HUBBS and the Co-Chair of Harvard College Queer Students & Allies.
Kenard G. Dillon '17 is a member of Queer Students and Allies.
Jessica R. Fournier '17 is a member of Girl*Spot and a Representative for Queer Students and Allies.
Joshua D. Blecher-Cohen '16 is a member of the QSA, BAGELS, and the Office of BGLTQ Student Life.
Sasanka N. Jinadasa '15 is a member of the Office of BGLTQ Student Life.
Joshua D. Blecher-Cohen '16 (Office of BGLTQ Student Life, QSA, BAGELS) and Sasanka N. Jinadasa '15 (Office of BGLTQ Student Life) hold posters used in previous years to support LGBTQ causes.
While the evolution of LGBTQ groups on campus has provided students with an unprecedented number of ways to engage, this growth raises questions about the role of institutional support and the importance of collaboration across groups.
Campaign creators Curtis Lahaie and Kyle McFadden launched the photo gallery Monday, along with a social media campaign and a fundraiser for organizations working on LGBTQ-related concerns.