Feature

Alan Turing: How a Gay Man Revolutionized Technology

By Catherine Basil Computer science, mathematical biology, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence as we know them today would not exist without the great contributions of renowned mathematician and scientist Alan Turing, who was also a member of the LGBTQ community. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Turing took an interest in math and science… Continue reading Alan Turing: How a Gay Man Revolutionized Technology

Informative

Trump Administration Ruling Allows for Transgender and Non-binary Discrimination in Healthcare

By Sandhya Maddali In the midst of Pride Month and on the fourth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the US Department of Health and Human Services enacted a change to Section 1557, effectively removing protections for trans and gender non-conforming people.  Section 1557 is a portion of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 that… Continue reading Trump Administration Ruling Allows for Transgender and Non-binary Discrimination in Healthcare

Informative

Supreme Court outlaws discrimination against LGBTQ workers

By Sofia Pham In a landmark decision Monday morning, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 to ban LGBTQ employment discrimination.  The decision specifically addressed the cases of two gay men and one transgender woman who had sued their employers on the basis of discrimination after being fired.  Bostock v. Clayton County involved the termination of George… Continue reading Supreme Court outlaws discrimination against LGBTQ workers

Opinion

Why LGBTQ rights still have a long way to go

By Lillian Spiller Since the legalization of gay marriage in the United States during the summer of 2015, there has been an increasingly prevalent belief that rights for the LGBTQ community have been realized. However, rights for the community still have a long way to go. Homosexuality, for instance, is still punishable by death in… Continue reading Why LGBTQ rights still have a long way to go

Entertainment

LGBTQ representation in mainstream Indian media

By Amber Kaul Although the Indian Supreme Court finally ruled in favor of decriminalizing homosexuality in 2018, LGBTQ+ topics remain controversial in Indian popular culture. Specifically, Bollywood has a long history of ridiculing LGBTQ characters, usually gay men or hijras. In recent years, however, the portrayal of LGBTQ relationships and issues has improved in Indian… Continue reading LGBTQ representation in mainstream Indian media

Informative

Our first monthly informational newsletter!

spectrum's first newsletter highlights our articles from this month and announces the opening of writer applications! Click the link below to view it and to subscribe for future updates. Let's raise awareness of LGBTQ issues and fight for social justice and equality! April 2020: https://mailchi.mp/48111e707a39/spectrum-monthly-lgbtq-newsletter May 2020: https://mailchi.mp/afb18e7a0ab0/spectrum-monthly-lgbtq-newsletter-606936 June 2020: https://mailchi.mp/d9edc2b1ccdf/spectrum-monthly-lgbtq-newsletter July 2020: https://mailchi.mp/6c858116e356/spectrum-monthly-lgbtq-newsletter-653892 August… Continue reading Our first monthly informational newsletter!

Uncategorized

spectrum writer applications are now open!

spectrum writer applications are open now until June 5! Applications are open to anyone and everyone who has a passion for writing, social justice, and advocacy! Writers are only responsible for publishing one article every two months. Leadership positions will be available, and this is an incredible opportunity to develop communication skills, learn more about… Continue reading spectrum writer applications are now open!