A campaign to tackle prejudice against bi- and pansexual students was this week launched by LGBTQSoc and OUSU’s LGBTQ campaign. OUSU’s “Bye Bi Prejudice” campaign aims to “provide a platform for students of non-monosexual identities to dispel stereotypes about them.” Alice Nutting, Bi/Pan rep at LGBTQSoc, explained, “Bye Bi Prejudice is about breaking down common myths and stigma surrounding bi/pan people and talking about what our identities mean to us. Many non monosexual folks have experienced biphobia both in queer communities and in wider society. We want the campaign to be a creative, visually striking and empowering way of standing up to that.”OUSU LGBTQ rep Adam Ward added, “Given the stereotyping which non-monosexual people face, it’s so important that we work together to say Bye Bi Prejudice.”The campaign’s project asks bi- and pansexual students to share their experiences through messages and creative art about the prejudice they face and what they value about their identity. The testimonies and art received will be shared on their Facebook page and distributed throughout Oxford next week.One student told Cherwell, “It can be difficult being bisexual— people make inaccurate assumptions from your current behaviour about your sexuality. If you’re seen kissing a person of a different gender in a queer space you can automatically be seen as straight, people often don’t consider that you might be bisexual.“If you introduce someone of the same gender to your friends or family, they might think you’ve finally ‘decided’. There’s an urge to put people into the gay/straight binary that means non-monosexual people are often ascribed the wrong identity, which can be very uncomfortable. It would be great if people could learn to be more open-minded.”Balliol’s Daisy Porter agreed, telling Cherwell, “Bi/pan people’s identities are often dismissed as a ‘phase’ or as a stepping stone to coming out as gay, which is incredibly frustrating. Bisexual and pansexual erasure is a very real issue and I hope that the campaign can go some way to challenging this within the university by giving non-monosexual people a platform to speak about their identities.”OUSU VP for Women Anna Bradshaw hailed the campaign as a step forward, commenting, “I am supporting Bye Bi Prejudice because bi/pan-invisibility and bi/pan-phobia are particularly acutely felt by bi and pan women within Oxford University and across society. The campaign states clearly that this is unacceptable, and it particularly chimes with work that I am doing to combat sexual violence — estimates put the proportion of bisexual women who experience serious sexual violence above 75 per cent. “I’m also supporting the campaign in a personal capacity, and look forward to ex- pressing what my bi identity means to me as a part of the campaign.”Last month, the LGBTQ Campaign helped secure a new University policy ensuring that students and staff can choose the gender-neutral pronoun ‘Mx’ on university documents.
Two people hurt in shooting, crash near 7-Eleven in MishawakaTwo people hurt in shooting, crash near 7-Eleven in Mishawaka
Facebook Twitter Previous articleMichigan updates their progress on paying out unemploymentNext articleBraun: In-person Republican National Convention could happen, if done correctly Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Two people hurt in shooting, crash near 7-Eleven in Mishawaka Pinterest (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Two people suffered serious injuries after a crash that happened after an incident where shots were fired at the 7-Eleven store at Main Street and Mishawaka Avenue in Mishawaka.Police were called to the convenience store around 3:35 a.m. on Saturday, June 20 on reports of multiple shots fired in the parking lot.When officers arrived they discovered more than 10 shell casing laying in the parking lot near the gas pumps. Witnesses on scene said the suspect left the area and the victim’s car took off north bound on North Main Street.Officers discovered a maroon car had crashed into a utility pole approximately a few blocks from the scene of 7-Eleven. Inside the vehicle, Officers found two gunshot victims with serious injuries.Both victims were transported to the hospital for treatment. One victim is in serious, but stable condition. The other victim has non-life-threatening injuries. The Mishawaka Police Department is asking anyone that seen this incident or has information about the shooting to call the Mishawaka Police Detective Bureau at (574) 258-1684 or Michiana Crime Stoppers (574) 288-STOP. IndianaLocalNews Google+ By Jon Zimney – June 20, 2020 1 577 Twitter Pinterest
Mama Broadway will make her West End debut during her previously reported break from Shuffle Along! Audra McDonald is set to reprise her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill for a nine-week engagement at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre. Previews will begin on June 25 and the production will run through September 3; opening night is scheduled for July 5.McDonald won her history-making sixth Tony in 2014 for her portrayal of Holiday in the Broadway show. Directed by Lonny Price and written by Lanie Robertson, it examines one of the final performances of the jazz legend’s lifetime; an HBO special of the production will premiere on March 12.Since starring in Lady Day on Broadway, McDonald has kept extremely busy on and off stage. She appeared in Ricki and the Flash alongside Meryl Streep, filmed the live-action Beauty and the Beast (slated for a March 2017 release), starred opposite her husband Will Swenson in A Moon for the Misbegotten at Williamstown Theatre Festival and won an Emmy for hosting Live From Lincoln Center. She’ll also star (and have “fake rough sex” with Cheyenne Jackson) in the upcoming film adaptation of Hello Again.Shuffle Along is scheduled to begin previews on March 15 at the Music Box Theatre and officially open on April 28. McDonald will not appear in the production from June 20 through September 25; she will return on September 27. View Comments
Fans could return to stadiums in October, says British PM JohnsonFans could return to stadiums in October, says British PM Johnson
“We will pilot larger gatherings in venues such as sports stadia with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn,” he said at a Downing Street briefing.”From October we intend to bring back audiences in stadia and allow conferences and other business events to recommence,” he added.The World Snooker Championship, the Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival and two county cricket friendly matches will be among pilot events, starting later this month.The government said the “events have been carefully selected to represent a range of sports and indoor and outdoor spectator environments”. Sports minister Nigel Huddleston said he recognized for many sports, fans were their “lifeblood”.”Although it will remain some time before venues are full to capacity, this is a major step in the right direction for the resumption of live spectator sport across the country,” he said.Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has previously said top-flight clubs are keen to act as “test pilots” for any experiments around a phased reopening of grounds.Read also: Empty Japan stadiums could soon hear the sound of app-lauseTop-flight matches have been played behind closed doors since action resumed last month due to coronavirus restrictions.Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said it was “great news”.”Between the economic side and the passion side, we’d all be so, so happy to see people back in stadiums,” he said. “If it’s impossible to have the full stadiums we dream of, at least some people would be a good start.”Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is also eager for fans to be allowed back but urged caution.”I think we have to be patient,” he said. “I think we are all desperate to have our people back in the stadium and make football what it is again.”Clubs in the English Football League have been particularly hard hit by the loss of matchday revenue.A league spokesman said: “Clearly today’s significant announcement by the prime minister starts to provide some clarity as we collectively work towards the reopening of turnstiles and welcoming fans back into stadia at EFL clubs.”Topics : Spectators could return to sports stadiums in October after a series of test events that will start later this month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.Mass gatherings have been banned since March as part of social-distancing measures brought in to combat the coronavirus pandemic.But as Johnson set out the next stage of the recovery road map for England, he said the government was working towards a return of spectators.