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
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?
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
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
By Sofia Pham As 2020 draws to a close, it doesn’t take much scrutiny to realize the toll this year has taken on the LGBTQ community. From the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to the loss of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September, activists and communities across the world became eager for… Continue reading 2020: Milestones for the LGBTQ community this year
By Sandhya Maddali India has a very rich and long history beginning with ancient societies like the Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. Not much is known about early views on homosexuality and the LGBTQ+ community in these civilizations, but with the emergence of the Vedic age came ancient Hindu texts which contained references to homosexuality and the… Continue reading A History of the LGBTQ Community in India
By Ethan Jiang On June 26, 2015, the White House was illuminated in rainbow hues, with the familiar eggshell facade transformed into a shining beacon. The move, a celebration of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that effectively legalized gay marriage, became a symbol for the Obama Administration’s acceptance of and advocacy… Continue reading An Ally in the White House?
By Talia Porter I remember being six and having a crush on two boys at the same time, one on each side of me during my classes. That was the first time I remember being confronted with the idea that being monogamous was unsuitable for me, and in my early teenage years, I learned that… Continue reading Is being Poly the same thing as being LGBTQ?
By Ishika Bhatia via Immigain As a seventeen year old girl preparing for her future, I am often told that hard work pays off in the end. However, statistics tell a different story. Historically, women have not been fairly compensated for their work due to deep-rooted gender bias. Whether or not gender discrimination in the… Continue reading Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
By Aarushi Pant Recently, the sharing of pronouns on social media platforms, virtual meetings, and other online events has become more mainstream and normalized, and rightfully so. However, if you’re new to this practice, you’re not alone, and it can be confusing at first. Gender identity in general can be complex and it’s a difficult… Continue reading A Guide to Respecting Pronouns and Gender Identity