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    CUNY reactions to the election

    On Nov. 8, Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. The election results however, have left different communities across the country, including the LGBTQ+ community, Muslim Americans and undocumented immigrants, concerned and even fearful. These feelings are reflected in some student organizations around Queens College. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to students across the state following the election. “After the harsh and ugly rhetoric of the campaign, many of you are concerned about what might happen next. Let me be clear: This is the State of New York, not a state of fear. We will not tolerate hate or racism. We have been…

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    Celebrating a Day of Broken Silence

    A small, united group of Queens College students occupied Klapper Circle on a beautiful spring day. Mouths sealed with rainbow duct tape and clothed in purple, they sat in silence in the middle of the bustling excitement of Free Hour surrounding them. However, they were silent for a purpose. The QC Prism club observed A Day of Broken Silence on April 9 in correlation with The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network’s National Day of Silence. The pact of silence aimed to spread awareness of suicides committed by those bullied or harassed for their sexual orientation or gender identity “The event is meant to bring awareness to the impact of anti-LGBT…

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    Making the Queens College campus a safer place for LGBTQ students

    Oliver “Ollie” Milbourne is one of the most outgoing and friendly people at Queens College. Walking into the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Alliance clubroom, Milbourne, 18, always has a big smile on his face and greets everyone with a warm hug. In the room, Milbourne treats everyone like a close friend and is always willing to socialize with everyone, whether the topic is issues in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community or funny videos of animals. He is one of the most outgoing members of GLASA and his personality compliments the artwork of supportive slogans and rainbow flags that decorate the walls. GLASA provides a safe environment for…