The Horizon

Spectrum Discusses the History of Drag

Held on April 13, Drag 101 was held to educate people on the history, art and culture of drag.

Kristy Fennessey, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2017

Members of Spectrum are gearing up for their biggest event of the year, Glitter Fever, the annual drag show held each spring at IU Southeast. This year the group decided to hold an event to give spectators the chance to learn about drag culture and its history before the big event. Stephon Camp,...

Moore Than Your Average Student

Kristy Fennessey, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2017

Driven, focused, organized and leader. All are words used to describe Nicolas Moore by the faculty, staff and students who have worked with him on various projects in the last several years. Moore is a marketing and professional sales senior who is set to graduate this May. He has organized a varie...

Spectrum Brings LGBT History to IU Southeast

David Williams shows the ties worn by De Leon and Bourke on decision day 2015.

Kaitlin Porter, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016

As part of LGBT History month, Spectrum, an IUS organization who raises awareness for LGBT in the community, hosted the LGBT History Month Panel in Hillside Hall on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was open to IUS students and the surrounding communities. Speakers included Michael De Leon and Greg ...

IUS holds Glitter Fever 2016 – Carnaval!

Audience members participate in “60-second Drag Queen,” a competition to see who could so the best drag makeup on their partner in 60 seconds. Kelly Howard, psychology junior and production team member, stage-manager Nicholas Moore, and emcee Lucy Panic led the game.

Lori Mundell, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2016

Lights, music, lip-sync, dancing and drag performers filled the IU Southeast Hoosier Room during Glitter Fever 2016 -  Carnaval. The annual event took place on Saturday, March 12, in the Hoosier Room in University Center North. Ten drag queens, kings, and faux-queens performed over the two acts that...

Activism in the arts

Activism in the arts

John Boyle, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2016

After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage last June, Kim Davis, a county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, began withholding marriage licenses from couples looking to exchange vows. Davis was later jailed for contempt of court for ignoring court orders to start issuing licenses again....

Reproductive resources

Reproductive resources

Tassy Payne, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2015

Hormones rage. Bodies heat up and then succumb, causing the nerve endings to quiver in anticipation of more pleasure. However, the urge to acquire this momentary gratification could result in life-changing consequences. Soon, the "I’m pregnant" texts start rolling in, and pop goes the scenario...

Coming Out

Shelby Orange

October 11, 2013

How coming out of the closet affects members of the LGBT community Think about the phrase “coming out.” Its three syllables, two words and one life-changing decision. On Oct. 11, 1987, the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights became the inspiration for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, a...

I wanna’ take you the gay bar, gay bar …

I wanna' take you the gay bar, gay bar ...

Jims Porter

October 11, 2013

Not all rainbows and glitter — Louisville's new LGBT-friendly bars offer mixed crowds, good drinks and fun atmospheres. Louisville’s eclectic Highlands neighborhood is home to a number of new—for lack of a better politically correct term—gay bars. In less than two years, four new gay-fri...

Fairness Campaign fronts activism in community

Jims Porter

October 11, 2013

Being thrown off a bus or kicked out of a restaurant simply because a person is different may seem like distant history to many Americans. Laws protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, however, only exist in five cities in Kentucky and eight in Indiana. “New...

Stop teaching hatred start preaching acceptance

Gail Faustyn

October 11, 2013

Oppression is something that America has gotten quite good at. While we may be the good ole “land of the free” we are also the land of the selective. You are free to be who you want in this country, so long as you understand the repercussions that will follow. For centuries America has quietly dealt with civil rights issues from s...

Coming Out: Why no one should have to

IUS Horizon

October 11, 2013

People focus a lot on coming out. There’s a national coming out day, there’s coming out hotlines, even videos on YouTube of people coming out to their parents to help people through it. There’s frequently a level of shock when one eventually does come out, especially if they don’t fit what society...