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Willie Carvers poetry book Gay Poems for Red States released in 2023 after Carver quit his job as a teacher.

Poet explores injustice and anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination in book

Gray Hawkins, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

Murray State’s latest guest author shared a glimpse into his life as a gay educator in the Appalachian south and the strong connection between queer...

The 2023 Kentucky legislative session is set to conclude today. (Photo courtesy of

State lawmakers take on hot button issues

Will Groves, Opinion Editor March 30, 2023

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear veto of anti-trans bill overridden. Senate Bill 150, which easily passed the Kentucky House and Senate by votes of 75-22...

Our view: Drag artists are the new targets of GOP fearmongering

Our view: Drag artists are the new targets of GOP fearmongering

Will Groves, Opinion Editor March 2, 2023

So many issues are plaguing Kentucky during this legislative session. We are experiencing an opioid crisis and a teacher shortage, yet the Kentucky GOP...

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Our View: LGBTQ+ students deserve to feel safe at school

Will Groves, Opinions Editor February 16, 2023

Kentucky schools once again have found themselves as the target of Republican politicians in the new legislative session.  The Kentucky State House...

oSTEM is a national organization dedicated to LGBTQ students within the field of STEM.

OSTEM provides community for LGBTQ students

September 1, 2022

Ava Chuppe Staff Writer [email protected] Alliance, the social organization for LGBTQ students at Murray State, has expanded into professional...

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Our View: Lawmakers fail LGBTQ+ youth

March 16, 2022

Once again, the livelihoods of those in the LGBTQ+ community are in the hands of lawmakers who want to police queer existence and societal prevalence,...

The LGBT Programming Office is located in 243 Blackburn. (Dionte Berry/The News)

LGBT Office revamps fall semester activities

September 22, 2021

Ava Chuppe Contributing Writer [email protected] This semester, the LGBT Programming Office revamped campus activities Center for LGBTQ+ students....

(Graphic courtesy of Murray KY Pride)

Pride parade returns to Murray

June 22, 2021

Erinn Finley Contributing Writer [email protected] Pride celebrations are back after being put on pause by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Murray...

Pride events can be found on by searching “LGBT Programming” in the search bar. (Photo courtesy of Murray State Alliance)

Alliance celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride in March

March 11, 2021

Mason Galemore Contributing Writer [email protected] The Murray State University Alliance has planned many special events in which students...

LGBT office expands Safe Zone training

LGBT office expands Safe Zone training

April 10, 2019

LGBTQ issues have been a controversial topic for decades now; Safe Zones have given more comfort to a community that seems to be under constant fire. In...

Pride Week educates campus

Pride Week educates campus

October 18, 2018

Story by Bridgette McAuliffe, Staff writer Photo by Nora Crafton/The News The Murray State Alliance and LGBT Programming Office helped students on...

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