Artificial candles flickered in the dim auditorium. Placed on a table covered with a pride flag, each candle stood as a symbol honoring the life of a transgender individual killed in the United States this year.
Many of last year’s events for Pride Week focused on advocacy, according to Wells Arkins, but after listening to feedback from the queer community, GLC decided to shift gears this year.
The GLBTQ+ Leadership Council (GLC) released a petition on Tuesday calling for Boston College to clarify its position on LGBTQ+ rights and make a statement in support of queer students and alumni. The petition is in response to a Monday statement from the Vatican, which said that the church does not and cannot have the…
“The vast majority of UGBC’s advocacy work, however, is done by ALC, GLC, and CSD, which is often forgotten in the midst of Senate elections and debates that do nothing for the student body.”
Massachusetts voters will take to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to repeal the transgender anti-discrimination law put in place in 2016, which added gender identity to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination in public accommodations.
Boston College’s Pride Week was filled with events to celebrate and uplift the LGBTQ+ community at BC. The week featured an opening event and community dinner, information on protecting trans rights, a queer intersectionality panel, and more.
The budget for the Undergraduate Government of Boston College is set at $329,138 for the 2018-19 year, a $1,162 increase over the 2017-18 budget. The main goals for this year’s budget are to allocate and spend money more efficiently and reach as many students as possible during UGBC events, according to Annika Li, vice president of financial affairs for UGBC and CSOM ’19.