Lotus Rising Admins Support New Gov.

ASHLAND, Ore. — The shift in the Oregon governor’s office has been surprising for some, and now, it is also setting national history. Incoming Governor Kate Brown will become the first openly bisexual governor in the entire country. Brown has been open about being bisexual throughout her political career. It is because of this that many … Continue reading »

Same-Sex Marriage to Help Oregon Economy

SALEM, Ore. — A new study shows same-sex marriage is expected to bring millions of dollars to Oregon’s economy every year. The finance website “Nerd Wallet” looked at consumer spending on weddings, the self-identified gay and lesbian population, and overall marriage rates. They say same-sex marriage is expected to add 42 million dollars to Oregon’s … Continue reading »

RCC Holds Forum to Discuss LGBT Bullying

MEDFORD, Ore. — Bullying is something Rogue Community College will not tolerate on campus and will not condone in the community. The college hosted an event Thursday night to discuss the best ways to handle bullying and harassment of LGBT individuals. Many students, staff, and community members filled the seats to participate in the discussion and … Continue reading »

SOU Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Schools

ASHLAND, Ore. – SOU is ranked among the top 25 college campuses across the country that are friendly to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. “My hope is that this national recognition will show a lot of folks that SOU has a whole lot to offer for them in terms of being safe and … Continue reading »

LGBTQ Advocates Step Toward Acceptance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has become the first state to allow transgendered students the ability to choose which restroom they identify with. Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into a law allowing transgendered students from kindergarten to 12th grade to pick which restroom and sports team they identify with at school. The law will … Continue reading »