Rachel Otwell

Marriage for same-sex couples is now the law of the land. While it took effect in Illinois in 2014, the United States Supreme Court made it available across the country earlier this year. So what's next in the push for rights in the LGBT community?


Western Illinois University will begin offering a minor in Queer Studies minor this fall.

Illinois General Assembly

Counseling that tries to change a person's sexual orientation can cause depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behavior, according to reports from psychologists.

WIU Holds First Transgender Awareness Week

Nov 13, 2012

Transgender students are an increasing population at Western Illinois University. To help the community understand the challenges and issues these people face, WIU is holding its first ever Transgender Awareness week.