Main image courtesy of Bloomberg. By Madison O'Connell Since the 2000s, queer media has been on a serious journey of improvement. The TV screen was once a place where harmful jokes and slurs were said in a casual sense, with no regard for the damage they could cause impressionable youth. But things have changed— queer… Continue reading LGBTQ media representation is breaking barriers and saving lives
Author: Aarushi Pant
Pandering to a Refusal of Facts: How Republicans are Putting Trans Kids’ Lives at Risk
Main image courtesy of Mother Jones. By Evelina Torres Having already faced 147 anti-trans bills across the country last year, the trans community and their allies have had enough with transphobic rhetoric that fuels the creation and passing of dangerous bills. From “bathroom bills” preventing trans kids from using their correct restroom to banning trans… Continue reading Pandering to a Refusal of Facts: How Republicans are Putting Trans Kids’ Lives at Risk
Texas Students Distribute BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Books During ‘FReadom Week’ Initiative: Student Perspective
Originally published via National Coalition Against Censorship. By Cameron Samuels When Jerry Craft’s New Kid was banned from school libraries in Katy, Texas earlier this year for “pervasively vulgar” content, I defended his book and advocated against this inexplicable censorship. After that, school board meetings in Texas only intensified. After months of persistent demands for intellectual freedom being outnumbered… Continue reading Texas Students Distribute BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Books During ‘FReadom Week’ Initiative: Student Perspective
Making Transgender Day of Visibility Meaningful
Main image courtesy of United Food and Commercial Workers Union. By Aarushi Pant Today is March 31, 2022, which is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). For many people who aren’t part of the LGBTQ community, and even for some who are, TDoV isn’t something that they’re familiar with. However, with increasing violence against LGBTQ folks,… Continue reading Making Transgender Day of Visibility Meaningful
The Growth of Queer Portrayals in Media
Main image courtesy of Teaching LGBTQ History. By Madison O'Connell There’s no question that media shapes the minds of its viewers, and this is especially the case when the viewers are highly impressionable youth. A deciding factor in the ideals and beliefs that are developed in the teenage years is the media. Whether it's Instagram,… Continue reading The Growth of Queer Portrayals in Media
The False Idea of the Gender Binary
Main image courtesy of Vanity Fair. By Aarushi Pant The belief that gender is a strict male-female binary is a commonly-held one, but recently, people have been pushing back at the “traditional” concept of the gender, and even sex, binaries. The idea that gender is a spectrum, rather than a binary, has been around since… Continue reading The False Idea of the Gender Binary
Blatant Queerphobia at CPAC
By Sandhya Maddali Last week, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was held in Orlando, Florida. The three-day convention featured a slew of speakers, many of whom have very anti-LGBTQ+ histories, and they doubled down on homophobia in their speeches. Ted Cruz, who has previously voiced his support for a ban on same-sex marriage, opened… Continue reading Blatant Queerphobia at CPAC
Who is Rachel Levine, Groundbreaking Health Official?
By Ethan Jiang Last week, a confirmation hearing for one of the Biden Administration’s lesser-known nominees erupted into fireworks. In the widely publicized incident, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) aggressively questioned Dr. Rachel Levine, a Biden pick for the Department of Health and Human Services, about the impact of hormone blockers, gender-affirming hormones, and “genital mutilation”… Continue reading Who is Rachel Levine, Groundbreaking Health Official?
LGBTQ artists that deserve a spot on your next playlist
By Aarushi Pant Finding an artist whose identity and experiences align with your own can be a daunting task, especially when you’re part of the LGBTQ community. However, there are more LGBTQ artists and musicians than ever whose voice and words may speak to fellow members of the community. Below is a brief list of… Continue reading LGBTQ artists that deserve a spot on your next playlist
Support Local and Minority-Run Businesses
By Ishika Bhatia via Immigain Ever since my freshman year, I’ve gone to Kona Roastery to study or work on projects. The environment is so stimulating and the staff is so sweet and welcoming. Their coffee is even made from coffee beans that are grown in their very own shop! Talking to the manager, Kaitlyn,… Continue reading Support Local and Minority-Run Businesses
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