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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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Review: ‘On Selfhood: Young Lesbians within the Margins’ creates an archive of lesbians today

The exhibition, created by NYU alum Olivia Newsome and co-curated by two recent NYU graduates, is showing at The Center through May 26.
Adrita Talukder, Contributing Writer February 14, 2024

Currently on view at The Center, a historic community center for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, “On Selfhood: Young Lesbians Within the Margins” is an exhibition expanding the scope of...

Koda Fraga and Leo Koulish sit together on the grass in Washington Square Park with the sun shining on them. They are holding each other and smiling at the camera.

Love in a time of transphobia

Five T4T couples talk to WSN about what love looks like, what the Trans Day of Visibility means to them, and how they navigate a world that increasingly seeks their erasure.
Adrita Talukder and Sasha DuBose March 31, 2023

Tens of high school students march across a sidewalk in front of a building with a NYU banner on an overcast day. Two people are draped in the transgender flag, wearing it like a cape

Teenagers push for trans rights at Union Square vigil

A vigil-turned-march in Union Square on Friday commemorated the life of Brianna Ghey, a transgender teenager who was killed in England last week, before rallying for increased protections for transgender youth.
Griffin Eckstein, Contributing Writer February 20, 2023

Dozens gathered in Union Square on Friday, Feb. 17 to mourn the death of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey, a transgender girl who died in England earlier this month after being stabbed...

Three people sit on a red-and-white plaid picnic blanket in the middle of a meadow with trees on both sides. On the ground are a bouquet of pink, yellow and blue flowers, a pair of brown boots, a bowl of strawberries, a plate of sushi and a black tote bag. From left to right, a person with golden hair wears a pair of white glasses and a dress with blue and pink gradients. The person in the middle with long black curly hair wears a black dress. The person on the left with long black curly hair wears a pair of orange tinted glasses, an orange shirt and a blue bottom.

How to be gay during the day: Building lesbian community in the city

Read this before you go to Cubbyhole for the third time this weekend.
Sasha DuBose, Dining Editor December 1, 2022

Finding a lesbian community at NYU is simultaneously my greatest challenge and my greatest feat. At a school with a large LGBTQ+ population, you’d be surprised at the lengths...

A group of protesters in Foley Square at the Civic Center. On the right, a black banner with the names of trans people of color painted in white. In the center behind a row of people is a banner with blue, white and pink details. On the right, a lady stands with a trans flag tied around her shoulders like a cape.

Opinion: It’s time to give trans people respect, agency and autonomy

Transphobic bills have continued to pass through state legislatures, but American democracy should be protecting transgender people, not oppressing them.
Aarna Dixit, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

On March 1, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott directed state officials to start handling certain medical treatments as child abuse crimes. These medical treatments include gender-affirming...

An illustration of hand turning a page of a print edition of WSN. The image on the front page is a smaller version of that illustration, suggesting infinite recursion.

Letter from the editor: On transition

Transitions are perpetual, uncomfortable and inevitable. Meet WSN's new editor-in-chief.
Alex Tey, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2022

Dear readers, This is a strange time to be attending college. Last spring was mostly online, last fall was mostly in person, and now we’re in this in-between zone where...

The annual Trans Day of 
Remembrance is a chance to memorialize those lost and to stand up for those still living. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Opinion: Do us justice with your trans remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance, commemorated on Nov. 20 each year, is a day for mourning and honoring trans people lost to a transphobic society. If you’re a trans ally, you need to carefully consider where your remembrance is coming from.
Alex Tey, Deputy Managing Editor November 20, 2021

Content warning: This article discusses transphobia, murder and suicide. Founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith in memory of Rita Hester, a Black trans woman murdered the previous...

NYU students, faculty and staff can now have their university ID cards reprinted to reflect chosen names and gender-affirming photos. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

NYU offers free new ID cards to reflect chosen names, updated photos

The university’s Card Center will now help students, faculty and staff better reflect their gender identities with updated ID cards.
Alex Tey and Vinith Yedidi October 22, 2021

To better support the gender expression of students, faculty and staff, NYU community members can now have their university identification cards reprinted for free with a chosen...

Coming to University and Into Their Own

Coming to University and Into Their Own

A lot can happen in four years of college. These three students have been on the journey of coming out as transgender, and socially or medically transitioning in order to become their most authentic selves.
Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor May 8, 2020

Dear reader, here you will find three stories of transgender and genderqueer students from NYU. All of them embarked on separate journeys of self-discovery and self-acceptance...

Attorney and activist Mia Yamamoto speaks to an audience at Furman Hall. Yamamoto is a Japanese-American transgender woman, and she led a conversation about the 2017 U.S. ban on transgender military service members. (Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Attorney Speaks on President Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Transgender lawyer Mia Yamamoto spoke to law students at NYU about the policy and implications of the transgender military ban.
Shelly Lin, Contributing Writer February 12, 2020

Japanese-American transgender lawyer Mia Yamamoto spoke to a room full of aspiring lawyers about President Trump’s 2019 ban on transgender individuals’ military service at...

On Monday, the NYU LGBTQ+ Center hosted a panel discussion on the term “TERF” and how to make NYU more trans-inclusive. (Staff Photo by Marva Shi)

Trans Awareness Week Starts by Tackling How to Make Feminism Trans-Inclusive

The first event in a week-long series discussed the historical exclusion of trans individuals from the feminist movement.
Alexandria Johnson, Deputy News Editor November 11, 2019

NYU kicked off its Trans Awareness Week with an event on Monday informing students on how to support the feminist movement while being inclusive of transgender people. The panel...