Senate steps up – By Katie Kustura – News Editor

As Alexander Sierra stood behind the lectern at Sept. 2’s Student Government Association Senate meeting, five other transgender students stood with him in support, but an audience of more than 100 students listened quietly as he shared his story.

“Imagine, for a moment, living in a body that is not your own,” the junior biology major said. “When you try to live in a way that makes you feel comfortable, they say you’re wrong, confused, a freak. Transitioning is not for the faint of heart.”