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American River College Pride Center presents the 2020 Lavender Art Show

Ryan Sunzeri’s artwork hangs in the Pride Center at American River College after winning last year’s Lavender Art Show. The Lavender Art Show highlights art from ARC’s LGBTQ+ students and faculty and will be held on Feb. 24-26 in the Student Center. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

Oden Taylor

February 19, 2020

The Lavender Art Show, put on by the American River College Pride Center, will take place in the Student Center Feb. 24-26. A reception is scheduled for the last day from 12-2 p.m. to announce the winners as well as allow for students to come and speak with the artists about their pieces. The Lave...

ARC students honor fallen members of the trans community

An altar, photographed on Nov. 19, 2019 was created by members of the American River College Pride Center, to honor members of the transgender community who have lost their lives due to gender-based violence and suicide. The altar was created for Trans Day of Remembrance which takes place annually on Nov. 20.  (Photo by Emily Mello)

Oden Taylor

November 21, 2019

The air was thick with humidity, the sound of breaking glass and the screams of rioters with lipstick stained lips echoing “Pigs!” through the streets of New York City. In the early hours of June 28, 1969, eight undercover police officers entered the Stonewall Inn. Their mission was simple; ident...

LGBTQ+ ally training addresses misconceptions

The LGBTQ+ Pride Center provides information about resources to students, staff, and faculty. (Photo by Katia Esguerra)

Katia Esguerra

March 6, 2019

Here at American River College in the HUB, the Pride Center is making changes to help support, educate and inform the community on how to be an ally to LGBTQ+ students. Emilie Mitchell, coordinator for the ARC Pride Center and faculty member for the psychology department, defined LGBTQ+ for students and...

Alumna fights for trans rights in Sacramento

Activist Ebony Harper stands in front of the mural that she helped fund behind the Lavender Library in Sacramento, Calif. on Nov. 30, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Alexus Hurtado

December 12, 2018

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s threats against the transgender community, a call to action has been made for trans and cisgender people alike, to take a stand in solidarity. Former American River College student Ebony Harper is a black trans woman who says she had a troublesome experienc...

AB620 brings resources for LGBTQ+ students

Emilie Mitchell, professor and faculty coordinator for the Pride Center, handles reports on harassment or mistreatment. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

October 15, 2018

This semester, American River College took a step towards more inclusivity for students by opening a staffed Pride Center, along with the designation of an AB620 officer for reports of harassment or mistreatment. Assembly Bill 620 concerns LGBTQ+ students in higher education. The bill, passed in ...

ARC’s new bathrooms protect transgender student’s rights

American River College will install new gender neutral bathroom signs as part of Assembly Bill 1732. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

March 22, 2017

Students who need to use the bathroom may have noticed something different on campus recently: Gender neutral restroom signs are currently ‘under construction’ at American River College. Once administration clarifies what the state social standards are for the signs, ARC will be out with the ol...

Gender neutral restrooms to the rescue

American River College will install new gender neutral signs as part of Assembly Bill 1732. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Cheyenne Drury

March 22, 2017

If you take a closer look around American River College’s campus you might notice restroom signs that are currently ‘under construction.’   Gender neutral signs will spread across ARC in the near future. This change cannot come fast enough. As Bob Dylan once said “The Times They Are A-Chan...

Transgender student’s search for acceptance leads her to ARC

Regina Drake, a transgender ARC student, holds up a letter from her doctor recommending her for sex reassignment surgery. (Photo by Jordan Schauberger)

Jordan Schauberger

January 14, 2016

At the Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento during a candlelight vigil, Regina Drake, a transgender American River College student, read the obituary of a 25-year old transgender woman from Brazil who was killed earlier this year by blunt force trauma to the head. “It’s always sad (to hear about deaths...

College hour focuses on transgender community

Kylie Marx (left), Zahra Kruk, and Shon Sutton, are speaking about their personal experiences in a Trans* Talk College Hour panel on Nov. 19.
(Photo by Michael Pacheco)

Jordan Schauberger

November 20, 2015

In the midst of Transgender Awareness Week, American River College students piled into a packed lecture hall on Thursday to listen to a college hour presentation geared towards creating a greater understanding of the transgender community. ARC student Brett Spencer, who volunteers at the Community and D...

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