The Journal is an independent student run newspaper at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Over the years the staff have covered LGBTQA events and written articles about some of the issues that LGBTQA people encounter at UIS. Below are a selection of some of these articles.
Intimacy unveiled- April 3, 2013
This issue has an article that talks about the art display called fon seks. The display included LGBTQ subjects.
Day of Silence speaks to UIS community: “Undocuqueer I Exist” sheds light on LGBTQ students and the immigrant experience – April 25, 2013
This issue has an article about the Day of Silence.
Illinois Senate passes Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act- February 27, 2013
This issue has an article about the Senate passing of the Illinois Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
Love is all you need: Religious Freedom and Marriage Equality Act back on the table for Illinois Senate-February 12, 2013
This issue has an article about the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act going before the Senate.
Safe Zone 2.0, encouraging dialogue and understanding- September 11, 2012
This issue talks about the updated Safe Zone Sessions.
New vendor task force and parking, topics for SGA- December 5, 2012
This issue has an article about the SGA meeting where bringing Chick-Fil-A was discussed.
October Preview, Homecoming and Queertober- October 2, 2012
This issue talks about Queertober festivities.
Gender Outlaw: Kate Bornstein visits UIS- October 10, 2012
This issue talks about Kate Bornstein’s visit to UIS.
Coming Out on the Quad
October 16, 2012
This issue talks about the Coming Out on the Quad event.
Late Nite and QSA bring Shangela to UIS to promote fun and education – October 24, 2012
This issue talks about QSA and Late Nite bringing Shangela to the QSA Drag Show.
Three students accused of committing campus hate crime- October 7, 2009
This issue has an in-depth article about an alleged hate crime that occurred on campus. It also has an editorial denouncing hateful incidents on campus.
Students given chance to “come out” on Quad.
Violent crime should unify, not divide- October 14, 2009
This issue has an article on Coming Out on the Quad. It also has one about how hate crimes on campus destroy the sense of community.
Alternative Prom: Haven for some, fun for all- April 22, 2009
This issue has an article about Alternative Prom and how it made LGBTQA students feel included.
“Milk” prompts discussion on campus: Panel addresses legacy of Milk, current challenges being faced- April 1, 2009
This issue has an article that talks about a panel that was held to discuss the progression of LGBTQA rights.
UIS students lead protest over Proposition 8- November 19, 2008
This issue has an article that focuses on a protest against Proposition 8.
Gender-blind housing, honor’s dorms amongst controversial issues discussed at SGA meeting- April 16, 2008
This issue has an article that talks about Gender Neutral Housing.
LGBTQ proposal in works- November 15, 2006
This issue has an article that talks about a proposal for an LGBTQA Resource Office.
Queer Straight Alliance wants equality at UIS – October 4, 2006
This issue has an article that talks about the QSA wanting to have an LGBTQA office on campus.
Faculty member pens book on gay law and politics- November 9, 2005
This issue has an article about a professor’s book on LGBTQ law and politics.
The Gay Rights Bill passed: is Illinois taking a step forward or a step backward?- January 26, 2005
This issue has an article that talks bout Illinois reviving the Gay Rights Bill.