For the members of the on-campus club AQUARIUS, the word represents community and solidarity for an under-represented group.
As a queer Asian woman, she noticed a lack of intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community on campus.
We had offhandedly mentioned that it would be interesting if Pitt had a club specifically made for the Asian-American LGBT community,” Chen said.
She posted a Facebook status asking if any other students would be interested in starting a club advocating for the representation of queer Asian students.
“The thing I enjoy most is the fact that AQUARIUS is a club that’s catered for Asian-Americans,” she said.