In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Queer Resource Center hosted an open mic night at the Motley Coffeehouse Oct. 12. The open mic featured a wide array of performances, from an acoustic duet cover of “Corduroy Dreams,” originally by Rex Orange County, to inspiring poems about body image and the LGBTQIA+ experience to stand-up comedy.
As Pomona College’s art museum moves to its new home at the Benton Art Museum, its current home, the Montgomery Art Center, will be temporarily used to accommodate administrative staff from the Rains Center. Also, Queer Resource Center director Manuel Diaz left Claremont on Oct. 4 to pursue a career in teaching and research, Pomona College senior associate dean Tracy Arwari said in an email to students Monday.
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s memo affecting the rights and recognition of transgender people, students at the Claremont Colleges expressed feeling fearful and angry at the colleges’ administration for their tepid responses and support. The Trump administration issued a memo Oct. 21 that defined gender as purely biological,