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January 25th, 2005

A commentary detailing attempts by critics, including American Family Association's Ed Vitagliano, claiming that a sing-along SpongeBob Squarepants video is try to turn children gay. They remark on how their ridiculous claims end up doing the opposite of what they’re trying to accomplish.

Brodsy, Alyson and Donaldson, Aubrey. “Spongbob Queerpants.” Indiana Daily Student, January 25, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=39079 (accessed November 30, 2009).

January 27th, 2005

IDS documents the PRIDE film festival of the year. This PRIDE film festival was expanded from one to two days due to a larger staff. Twenty one movies were shown compared to last year’s ten movies; there was also a kick-off party added to itinerary.

Lockenour, Lynndi. “PRIDE Film Festival Expands to Include Kick-off Party.” Indiana Daily Student, January 27, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=39163 (accessed November 30, 2009).

January 31st, 2005

IDS documents the PRIDE film festival of the year. This article includes information on a panel discussion and an after party. This article has more information on the types of films shown at the PRIDE festival.

Lockenour, Lynndi. “‘Pride’ Film Festival Includes Panel Talk, After-party.” Indiana Daily Student, January 31, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=39205 (accessed November 30, 2009).

February 2nd, 2005

This is a commentary about Condaleeza Rice’s speech on the day before Iraq’s election that condemned our forefathers for their use of slavery. The author claims it is hard to take her seriously when they gay population is still living as second-class citizens. She goes on to discuss assumptions place on the GBLT community that can be harmful.

Obermeyer, Amy. “Those Feisty Homosexuals.” Indiana Daily Student, February 2, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=39268 (accessed November 30, 2009).

February 9th, 2005

This is article discusses the possible passing of bill in Indiana’s legislature that would effectively define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The author of the bill, Sen. Brandt Hershman claims that the bill, “(has) malice towards no one.”

Wilson, Mike. “Gay Marriage Ban Advances.” Indiana Daily Student, February 9, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=39460 (accessed November 30, 2009).

February 11th, 2005

This article discusses discrimination on IU’s campus resulting from people’s intolerance of different religions and sexual identities. It details the vandalism of a Jewish student’s car and threatening phone calls made to a gay student where they were told “I kill faggots.” Doug Bauder assisted in the handling of the phone call’s case.

Beal, Michael. “Community Unites to Cope with Bigotry, Discrimination in Bloomington.” Indiana Daily Student, February 11, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=39530 (accessed November 30, 2009).

February 22nd, 2005

This article updates students on SRJ7’s passing of the state senate by a 42-8 vote. Mitch Daniels comments on the possibility that Hoosier voters may vote on the bill in November of 2008 saying that “It very well may (be passed)”.

Brodsy, Alyson. Wrenn, Deanna. “Senate Advances Constitutional Amendment to Ban Gay Marriage.” Indiana Daily Student, February 22, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=39763 (accessed November 30, 2009).

February 25th, 2005

This article details a protest and counter protest; on one side there was the Old Paths Baptist Church, and on the other were members of the Student Coalition and many other students. The Old Paths Baptist Church was speaking out against other religions and sexualities, sometimes calling others “fags”. A majority of the counter protestors were with the Student Coalition with members from the GBLT community and members of the Muslim community.

Nissen, Sam. “A Clash on the Old-Path.” Indiana Daily Student, February 25, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=39883 (accessed November 30, 2009).

March 7th, 2005

This article informs students on campus about a counter protest to the SRJ7 amendment that estimated a thousand participants would be involved, one hundred of which were estimated to come from Indiana University’s Bloomington campus.

Ginity, Kelly. “1,000 Expected at ‘Rock Indiana’ Counterprotest.” Indiana Daily Student, March 7, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=40086 (accessed November 30, 2009).

March 8th, 2005

This article continues to track the bill that would ban gay marriage. At this time it only had two more steps before making it to law. The article highlights the ideas of student groups on campus. The IU College Democrats were against the bill with their leader, Matt Brunner saying, “People have to realize that the constitution has been used to give rights to people and not take them away. The constitution has only been used once to take away rights and that was prohibition, which was repealed.” IU College Republicans were supporting the passing of the ban, with their leader Andrew Lauck saying, “The President believes and understands that the only way to fully protect the sanctity of marriage is a constitutional amendment.”

Dix, Monica. “Student Groups React to Same-Sex Marriage Ban Bill.” Indiana Daily Student, March 8, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=40115 (accessed December 10, 2009).

March 28th, 2005

This article discusses the college life of Matthew Merrell, a gay 22 year old senior majoring in Telecommunications at IU that works as a successful model. In the article he stresses that many models do not receive educations and that this is not the career he wants to be doing after he is 35. He also discusses his struggles after coming out in the industry and the dehumanizing affect of modeling.

Dix, Monica. “IU Senior Living 'Model' College Career.” Indiana Daily Student, March 28, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=40115 (accessed December 10, 2009).

March 30th, 2005

This article starts with a student asking the Kinsey Institute if there are other animals besides humans that engage in homosexual relationships because of a friend that claimed only humans did. They then detail that many different animals engage in long-term homosexual partnerships.

Phillip, Ab D. “Kinsey Confidential.” Indiana Daily Student, March 30, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=40750 (accessed December 10, 2009).

April 11th, 2005

This article highlights 2005’s Ms. Gay IU Pageant and discusses that there were more than just GLBT individuals in the audience. This was the fourteenth year for the pageant.

Levco, Jessica. “Ms. Gay IU Contestants Reigh Fabulous in Firday’s Competition.” Indiana Daily Student, April 11, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=40824 (accessed December 10, 2009).

April 13th, 2005

This article also highlights 2005’s Ms. Gay IU Pageant from the perspective of an usher that worked the event. At one point a father came with his children not knowing what was to be shown that night and proclaimed that the event was “sick and disgusting”. The article goes on to detail Gender Identity Disorder and discuss the gendered structure of society. The author was confused as to why someone would want to change their natural bodies, but also sympathized with the plight of transsexuals and transgendered persons.

Dugdale, Colin. “Criss-Cross Dressing.” Indiana Daily Student, April 13, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=40862 (accessed December 10, 2009).

April 14th, 2005

This article discusses the National Day of Silence held the day before then discusses the Little 500 rider Deane Lahre that participated in the 1973 and ’74 Little 500 race. The article then discusses Deane’s life and the transition from being Robert to Deane and her return to the university to take part.

Morley, Brandon. “Transgender Little 500 Rider Returns to Break ‘Silence’." Indiana Daily Student, April 14, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=40941 (accessed December 10, 2009).

April 22nd, 2005

This commentary discusses the National Day of Silence. The author does not agree that the National Day of Silence accomplishes anything. He said the National Day of Silence would be like picketing without signs.

Nathanson, Kirk. “Shut up for Oppression.” Indiana Daily Student, April 22, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=41127 (accessed December 10, 2009).

May 23rd, 2005

This article discusses the use of two-dollar bills as a tool to speak out against SRJ7, an idea coming from Pepper Parting who was an organizer for Rock Indiana. It also summarized the bills progress through Indiana’s legislature and the possible ramifications it could have for all of Indiana’s citizens.

Tingley, Kristen. “‘Rock Indiana’ to Protest Gay Marriage Ban with $2 Bills.” Indiana Daily Student, May 23, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=41565 (accessed December 10, 2009).

August 25th, 2005

This article discusses Welcome Week’s CultureFest on IU’s campus. The GLBTSSS Center took part in the event. Carol Fischer from the GLBTSSS worked at the event and hoped that others attending would see us (GBLT identified people) as just like them.

Susman, Stephanie. “Diversity, Food Highlight CultureFest.” Indiana Daily Student, August 25, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=42318 (accessed December 10, 2009).

September 14th, 2005

This article discusses a forum taking place later that night for people to learn about transgender resources and information headed by Caleb Colvard, a female-to-male transsexual. At the forum there will be a showing of the first episode of TransGeneration, a Sundance Channel production.

Foster, Kacie. “Forum to Hit on Transgender Issues.” Indiana Daily Student, September 14, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=42822 (accessed December 10, 2009).

September 19th, 2005

This article briefly details the findings of anti-gay remarks written in sidewalk chalk at Seventeenth Street and Woodlawn Avenue. The remarks were aimed at the Sigma Chi fraternity. No fraternity property was damaged or vandalized and no fraternity members filed a complaint.

Brodsy, Alyson. “Anti-Gay Remarks Found Written on Sidewalk.” Indiana Daily Student, September 19, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=42913 (accessed December 10, 2009).

September 22nd, 2005

This article highlights an event put together by Tahirah Akbar-Williams that night about the acceptance of gay in black churches at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center's Grand Hall. Coordinator of the GLBTSSS Center, Doug Bauder said in the article, "Certainly there's racism in the gay community, as there is homophobia in communities of color. That's a reality."

Foster, Kacie. “Panel to Examine Gay Acceptance in Black Churches.” Indiana Daily Student, September 22, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=43033 (accessed December 15, 2009).

September 23rd, 2005

This article highlights the event held the night before put together by Tahirah Akbar-Williams that at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center's Grand Hall. Some members of the audience were concerned with labeling homosexuality as a sin that can be corrected, but Akbar-Williams steered the conversation toward how churches can help gays grow in their faith.

Brodsy, Alyson. “Forum Focuses on Gays in Churches.” Indiana Daily Student, September 23, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=43072 (accessed December 15, 2009).

October 10th, 2005

This commentary discusses the upcoming National Coming Out Day and stresses the importance of realizing the struggle of GBLT identified individuals in their coming out process. Representations of gay visibility in mass media are also critiqued by the authors. Brodsy, Alyson. “The ‘Gay’ Question.” Indiana Daily Student, October 10, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=43442 (accessed December 15, 2009).

October 11th, 2005

This commentary discusses the day’s National Coming Out Day and provides information for where students can go to receive support for GLBT issue, the GLBTSSS Center on 7th Street across from the student union. The first National Coming Out day was held in 1987. Family’s reactions to coming out are also discussed.

Foster, Kacie. “IU Students Observe Coming Out Day.” Indiana Daily Student, October 11, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=43466 (accessed December 15, 2009).

October 12th, 2005

This article discusses the showing of “Fish Can’t Fly: Conversations about God and Struggling to be Gay” at the Monroe County public library in Bloomington put on by the Bloomington Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The film focused on the harmful effects of “ex-gay” programs.

Woodson, Ben. “Film Depicts Homosexuality, God.” Indiana Daily Student, October 12, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=43504 (accessed December 15, 2009).

October 14th, 2005

This article details the discussion held at Collins Living and Learning Center "Asian Homosexuality: A cross-cultural experience of a different kind”. It was put on by the GLBTSSS Center and the Asian Culture Center. Largely this discussion was for the inclusion of GLBT identified people into the larger assumed white GLBT community.

Foster, Kacie. “Asians Bring Visibility to GLBT Issues.” Indiana Daily Student, October 14, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=43578 (accessed December 15, 2009).

October 19th, 2005

This article details the discussion held a week prior in which 100 audience members listened to seven panelists about gay life in the greek community. Individual stories are detailed through the article as well as the need for rules within the greek system that proide protection for GLBT identified members.

Foster, Kacie. “Gay and Greek: Members Speak.” Indiana Daily Student, October 19, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=43695 (accessed December 15, 2009).

October 28th, 2005

This article details the changes in the 2005 Miss Gay Bloomington Pageant. It was moved to Axis Night Club instead of being held at Bullwinkle’s Nightclub which it had been held at the previous 22 years. Many changes were made to the competition this year. A male-to-female transsexual from Florida won the event.

Nosko, David. “Miss Gay Bloomington gets Face-lift.” Indiana Daily Student, October 28, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=43924 (accessed December 15, 2009).

November 8th, 2005

This article discusses the protest held outside of the Inner Chef on College Avenue in which twenty-five members of the Old Paths Baptist Church chanted anti-gay slogans, they burned a gay pride flag and held signs saying, “Fags Die, God Laughs.” The protestors even brought their children to play instruments and sing songs behind them.

Lesnick, Gavin. “Group Protests Gays with Flag Burning, Songs.” Indiana Daily Student, November 8, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=44165 (accessed December 15, 2009).

November 15th, 2005

This article details the night’s upcoming film screening and discussion about GLBT issues in an international context taking place at Woodburn Hall on IU’s campus, organized by the GLBTSSS Center. The film "Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World" was shown followed by discussion.

Brodsy, Alyson. “Film Screening Addresses GLBT Issues Outside of Western Culture.” Indiana Daily Student, November 15, 2005. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=44165 (accessed December 15, 2009). <comments />