• 03 Apr 2012 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    As you may recognize, this is our logo. We use it on our Lyon's Pride gear, like the chocolate mugs we send our student members in the fall, and we use it on our website and newsletters. We've had this logo for 10 years now, thanks to Leslie Lippi '91, and it's time for a change. If you have graphic design skills, we need you! Please take the time to work up a new design for us. Anyone who enters the contest will get a free year's membership in Lyon's Pride.

    Submission deadline is April 30. We will have an online vote to select from all the submissions, and the winner will get a choice of swag with the logo ... a coffee mug, a shirt, or a mousepad. We'd like to use the logo for our reunion 2013 parade costume shirt, so this is a great way to get your costume for free!

    Please use red, yellow, green, blue, and purple (a rainbow, perhaps?) in your logo design - we want the reunion costume to have all the colors of the four class mascots and the purple of the FPs. And please use our name, "Mount Holyoke Lyon's Pride." When you're ready to submit your design, send it to - and thank you so much for your efforts!
  • 26 Mar 2012 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Hollins University, an all-women's university in Virginia, has a transgender policy that is very different from Smith's or Mount Holyoke's (which are also referenced in the article.)

    Read the full article here:
  • 09 Feb 2012 11:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBT campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBT and Ally people.

    Browse the full list here:
    See our listing here:
  • 04 Feb 2012 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Although nearly 90 years have passed since Ye Rose Tree Inn closed its doors, aspects of its story resonate today. It offers insights into what Northampton was like at the time, and what has changed and what has not.

    It involves a conflict between Smith College and a local business. At the center of that conflict stood an independent woman - some called her eccentric - who pushed the gender boundaries of her day.

    Read full story here:
  • 01 Feb 2012 12:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator) gathered a list of the 21 most lesbianish cities in America ... guess which one was #1?

    See the whole list here:
  • 27 Jan 2012 11:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Mount Holyoke is #5 on the list!

    Many women who attended women's colleges in the late 1800s remained unmarried during their lifetimes - 57% of Smith's class of 1884 remained unmarried! Why? What were they doing? Read the article - it's fascinating.

  • 20 Jan 2012 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated three men and three women to the Superior Court today, including Anna M. Ficeto, the legal counsel of his Republican predecessor (and Mount Holyoke alum), and Maureen M. Murphy, a civil-rights lawyer involved in the lawsuit that gave same-sex couples the right to marry in Connecticut.

    Read the full story here:
  • 29 Dec 2011 4:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Tina T. Tuff, a blogger for Australian magazine Gay News Network, wrote a column about Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks and their years at Mount Holyoke College.

    Sample quote: "Come to mention it, the way these two met was kind of sexy. It was around 1895 in an all-girls [sic] college. Hello! Mary Woolley was a 32-year-old teacher, a brilliant intellect who achieved greatness over her lifetime as an educator and feminist campaigner. Jeanette Marks was a pupil eleven years Woolley’s junior. Woolley took a ‘special interest’ in her young, clever charge, and the pair fell madly in love."

    Read the full blog post here:
  • 28 Dec 2011 11:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    First in Series Will Focus on Anna de Naucaze and Ye Rose Tree Inn

    The first of three presentations will offer historical information, images and text about Anna de Naucaze, Marie Von Veltheim, and Ye Rose Tree Inn, which the couple owned and operated at 252 Bridge Street, Northampton, from 1908 to 1923. de Naucaze defied gender norms - especially for the time period - by owning a business and publishing a magazine independently of men, as well as with her masculine style of dress and likely sexual relationships with women. Ye Rose Tree Inn was a popular tearoom for a primarily female clientele including Smith College students until de Naucaze was financially devastated in 1923. The Inn’s closing was due, in large part, to being removed from the college’s list of approved eating-places by then Smith College president William Allan Neilson. 

    Read full story in the Rainbow Times here:
  • 11 Nov 2011 10:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Kristi Freedman, a student member of Lyon's Pride, pointed out that it's the fourth anniversary of her coming out on the cover of the Boston Globe's magazine section.

    Read the article here.
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