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January 19th, 2006

PFLAG meets to discuss ways to advocate for GLBT issues in a time of “titanic culture war.” With Senate Joint Resolution 7, a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would ban same-sex marriages, on the horizon, effective communication is essential.

Woodson, Ben. “PFLAG Discusses Advocacy for GLBT Issues.” Indiana Daily Student, January 19, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=45117 (accessed December 5, 2009).

January 23rd, 2006

PRIDE Film Festival, in its third year, debuts events in IU residence halls. For the first time, four films will be screened in McNutt Quad, Read Center, and Collins LLC. Two of these films will not be shown at the main festival at the Buskirk Chumley Theater. The films will be followed by discussions hosted by representatives from the GLBT Student Support Services and Residential Programs and Services offices.

McBride, Michaellyn. “PRIDE Film Frestival Makes Debut in Residence Halls.” Indiana Daily Student, January 23, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=45165 (accessed December 5, 2009).

February 24th, 2006

Conservative author Ann Coulter speaks at IU Auditorium, sparking controversy and conflict. Her homophobic remarks (calling an audience member “gay-boy”) incite complaints from the student body. Students express concern about the message that IU sends by paying $24,000 to have Coulter speak.

Aasen, Adam. “Ann Coulter Splits IU’s Crowd.” Indiana Daily Student, February 24, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=46034 (accessed December 5, 2009).

Aasen, Adam. “Coulter Speech Still Drawing Complaints.” Indiana Daily Student, March 1, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=46126. (accessed December 5, 2009).

February 24th, 2006

Bloomington Common Council discusses a proposal for the Human Rights Ordinance to include gender identity as a protected class.

Maurer, Roy. “Council Discourse Surrounds Human Rights Ordinance’s Gender Identity Issue.” Indiana Daily Student, February 24, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=46011 (accessed December 5, 2009).

March 7th, 2006

Supreme Court rules unanimously that colleges that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, despite university objections to “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Though IU was not among the universities to challenge this actively, it was forced to exempt military recruitment from it’s nondiscrimination policy.

Brodsy, Alyson & Holland, Gina. “Supreme Court Rules Colleges Must Allow Recruiters.” Indiana Daily Student, March 7, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=46271 (accessed December 5, 2009).

March 24th, 2006

15th Annual Miss Gay IU drag pageant hosted by OUT, and the IU GLBT Student Union, is held at the IU Auditorium.

Skybetter, Rachel. “15th Annual Miss Gay IU Friday night.” Indiana Daily Student, March 24, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=46574 (accessed December 5, 2009).

April 11th, 2006

“Tranny Roadshow” performs at the IMU Gallery and uses comedy to spread awareness about issues affecting transgender people. The GLBT Student Support Services sponsored the production and scheduled it to coincide with the National Day of Silence.

Laskin, Stacey. “’Tranny Roadshow’ Uses Humor to Educate.” Indiana Daily Student, April 11, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=46999 (accessed December 5, 2009).

April 11th, 2006

IU students observe the National Day of Silence

Brodsy, Alyson & Low, Grace. “Speaking Out for Equality in Silence.” Indiana Daily Student, April 12, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=47014 (accessed December 5, 2009).

April 14th, 2006

A gender identity ordinance to amend the Bloomington Municipal code so that it recognizes gender identity as a protected class stirred debate at the Common Council meeting both in favor and against the ordinance.

Maurer, Roy. “Gender Identity Ordinance Stirs Debate at Common Council.” Indiana Daily Student, April 14, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=47113 (accessed December 5, 2009).

April 21st, 2006

IU GLBT Office of Student Support Services sponsors Rainbow Cycling team in the annual Little 500 race.

Alumbaugh, Andrea. “Rainbow Riders.” Indiana Daily Student, April 21, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=47312 (accessed December 5, 2009).

April 21st, 2006

Bloomington recognizes gender identity as protected class in anti-discrimination code. The Common Council voted unanimously to pass an ordinance that would include gender identity in the Bloomington Municpal Code’s list of protected classes.

Maurer, Roy. “City to Recognize Gender Identity in Bloomington’s Anti-Discrimination Code.” Indiana Daily Student, April 21, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=47293 (accessed December 5, 2009).

June 8th, 2006

IU receives $8.9 million for AIDS work

Teibloom, Zack. "IU receives $8.9 million for AIDS work." Indiana Daily Student, June 8, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com (accessed December 3, 20009).

June 26th, 2006

Bloomington PFLAG hosts a three-part forum titled “Journey to Justice: Promoting a Welcoming Society for GLBT People in your Faith Community and Beyond,” co-sponsored by Indiana Equality and the Interfaith Coalition on Nondiscrimination. The goal of the forum is to educate community members on how to work towards increased inclusion and support of GLBT rights within their faith community.

Nosko, David A. “Community Debates Church’s Role in Gay Life, Marriage.” Indiana Daily Student, June 26, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=48121 (accessed December 5, 2009).

Nosko, David A. “Gay activists debate faith at forum.” Indiana Daily Student, June 29, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=48145 (accessed December 5, 2009).

July 4th, 2006

Bloomington residents and guests participate in the third annual Pride Picnic before the annual fireworks show at the IU Memorial Stadium. The picnic included live music, children’s activities, and information booths regarding GLBT issues.

Nosko, David A. “Fourth of July Parade Attracts All Walks of Life.” Indiana Daily Student, July 6, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=48227 (accessed December 5, 2009).

August 25th, 2006

IU is ranked 3rd most GLBT-friendly campus by The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students. With a score of 18/20, IU had the third highest national score.

Mitchell, Whitney. “Guide Ranks IU 3rd Most GLBT-Friendly Campus.” Indiana Daily Student, August 25, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=48670 (accessed December 5, 2009).

August 28th, 2006

Bloomington Human Rights Commission reports 32 local hate incidents in the past year, a nearly 50% increase from the previous year. This includes a burning of a gay pride flag outside of the local business “Inner Chef.” Ten of the crimes were motivated by bias towards gays and lesbians.

Maurer, Roy. “Report: More Hate Incidents Reported in City.” Indiana Daily Student, August 28, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=48695 (accessed December 5, 2009).

September 12th, 2006

Indiana University Union Board holds a public debate on same-sex marriage betwen Glenn Stanton, a Bush Administration consultant, and John Corvino, a Wayne State University professor and writer for the Independent Gay Forum. Though the two debaters agreed on little, the debate was civil, and the two referred to the other as a friend.

Tesser, Dana. “Debate Over Gay Marriage Tonight.” Indiana Daily Student, September 12, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=49122 (accessed December 5, 2009).

Garrison, Audrie. “Traveling Pair Sound Off in ‘Civilized’ Gay Marriage Debate.” Indiana Daily Student, September 13, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=49160 (accessed December 5, 2009.

September 13th, 2006

IU Hoosier Rights Campaign and OUT request that the Bluebird, a local club, cancel an upcoming performance by Jamaican artist, and “blatant and unapologetic” gay-basher, Buju Banton.

Core, Sarah. “Groups Up in Arms Over Artist Scheduled to Play at Bluebird.” Indiana Daily Student, September 13, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=49138 (accessed December 5, 2009).

September 14th, 2006

Under pressure from civil rights groups and community protestors, the Bluebird cancels performance by controversial Jamaican artist, Buju Banton.

Core, Sarah. “Bluebird Cancels Show Amid Protests.” Indiana Daily Student, September 14, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=49206 (accessed December 5, 2009).

September 29th, 2006

Miss Gay Bloomington winner, Brittney Taylor addresses law students regarding legal issues facing transgender people.

McEnerney, Shannon. “Miss Gay Bloomington Pageant Winner Addresses Law Students.” Indiana Daily Student, September 29, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=49652 (accessed December 5, 2009).

October 9th, 2006

“Invisible Man” support group offers services for gay men on campus who don’t identify with existing student support networks. The group is an attempt to offer support to men within the GLBT community who are not necessarily obviously non-heterosexual.

Mitchell, Whitney. “’Invisible Man’ to Offer Support to Gay Men at IU.” Indiana Daily Student, October 9, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=49907 (accessed December 5, 2009).

October 11th, 2006

IU students celebrate National Coming Out Day

Spegele, Brian. “National Coming Out Day to Be Celebrated at IU.” Indiana Daily Student, October 11, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=49993 (accessed December 5, 2009)

October 19th, 2006

Bloomington GLBT groups host a forum with the candidates for Monroe County Sherriff and two contested circuit court judge seats, to allow candidates to discuss their perspectives on GLBT issues.

Reschke, Michael. “Candidates Discuss Important Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues.” Indiana Daily Student, October 19, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=50245 (accessed December 5, 2009)

October 25th, 2006

IU GLBT Student Support Services sponsors a panel with GLBT pioneers from within the IU community at the Indiana Memorial Union.

Kir, Tom. “GLBT Panel Speaks About Tolerance, Discrimination Issues.” Indiana Daily Student, October 25, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=50392 (accessed December 5, 2009).

October 27th, 2006

23rd annual Miss Gay Bloomington is held at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Ingram, Paige. “23rd Annual Miss Gay Bloomington Friday.” Indiana Daily Student, October 27, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=50477 (accessed December 5, 2009).

October 27th, 2006

The Gender Studies Department hosts a guest lecturer who discusses her gender ambiguity with IU students.

Hackleman, Mal. "Bearded Lady Challenges Norms; Takes Pride in Her Facial Hair." Indiana Daily Student, October 27, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com (accessed December 4, 2009).

Novermber 27th, 2006

Despite a new Democrat majority in Indiana’s House of Representatives, Soon-to-be House Speaker Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend, announced that SJR7 would be heard again in 2007.

Ritchie, Carrie. “Democrats to Allow Vote on Indiana Gay Marriage Ban.” Indiana Daily Student, November 27, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=51178 (accessed December 5, 2009).

November 30th, 2006

IU’s first “Latexhibition” uses latex art to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS. The event also includes a latex fashion show featuring Jazmyn Taylor, Miss Gay Bloomington 2006.

Reschke, Michael. “First IU ‘Latexhibiton’ Displays Latex Art for World AIDS Day.” Indiana Daily Student, November 30, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=51292 (accessed December 5, 2009).

Ingram, Paige. “Artists’ Works Raise Safe Sex Awareness.” Indiana Daily Student, December 4, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=51362 (accessed December 5, 2009).

December 5th, 2006

GLBT Alumni Association Marks it’s 10th anniversary, and looks to the future.

Mitchell, Whitney. “GLBT Alumni Association Marks 10th Anniversary.” Indiana Daily Student, December 5, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=51421 (accessed December 5, 2009).

December 6th, 2006

Judy Gold performs at the Indiana Memorial Union, jokes about her experiences as a gay, Jewish mother. Her irreverent comedy highlights the hypocrisy of discrimination.

Hames, Maggie. “Judy Gold Jokes About Her Life as a Gay, Jewish Mother.” Indiana Daily Student, December 6, 2006. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=51431 (accessed December 5, 2009).