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October 15th, 2019 by

CITY CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE FROM SEPTEMBER 15 TO OCTOBER 15

Sept 15, 2019

Jana Wilson, Bloom Magazine

Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off in Bloomington on Sept. 15 with the Fiesta del Otono, a celebration held every fall celebrating heritage within the Latin culture. Events and programs will start late September and continue through October.



BULLIED BOY WHO DESIGNED UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE T-SHIRT JUST GOT FREE TUITION TO THE COLLEGE

Sept 12, 2019

Allison Klein, The Washington Post

A bullied fourth-grader received free tuition from the University of Tennessee after online support of his handmade drawing of the UT logo on his T-shirt went viral. Within a week of the incident, he received UT merchandise and a scholarship for the class of 2032.



MANY GENES INFLUENCE SAME-SEX SEXUALITY, NOT A SINGLE ‘GAY GENE’

Aug 29, 2019

Pam Belluck , The New York Times

Not only do genetics play a role in same-sex sexual behavior, but many genes influence same-sex identity, a new study found. It discovered that the influence of social or environmental factors can predict sexuality.



THE SUMMIT: A FORUM ON ISSUES FACING WOMEN, TRANSGENDER, AND NONBINARY FOLKS

Aug 26, 2019

Janet Mandelstam, Bloom Magazine

Community Engagement Librarian Erica Brown hopes the library becomes a safe space with conferences and programs geared toward issues facing women, transgender and non-binary individuals. She started a conference in the library to speak on these topics.



BLOOMINGTON IS ALWAYS FRIEDNLY TO LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY.

April 18, 2019

Xiaohu Fan, Bloomington Beat

Brynn Canary, a lesbian and non-binary Bloomington resident, escaped her hometown for hate violence. She moved to Bloomington seeking the inclusivity and protection of the LGBTQ+ community.