Informative

A History of the LGBTQ Community in India

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

Informative

An Ally in the White House?

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?

Opinion

Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

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

Informative

A Guide to Respecting Pronouns and Gender Identity

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

Opinion

The Importance of Pronouns and Naming to Gender Identity

By In an article by Durham College titled “Misgendering, a Not So Silent Killer," Sid MacIsaac, a student of Durham College, is nonbinary, and therefore uses the pronouns they/them rather than he/him. The director of their camp, Kevin tries to reassure Sid when he’s experiencing an anxiety attack, but ends up doing the exact opposite.… Continue reading The Importance of Pronouns and Naming to Gender Identity

Informative

What JK Rowling’s New Book Means for the Transgender Community

By Sofia Pham Troubled Blood - it’s been in headlines since its release on Sep. 15, although the attention has been anything but positive. JK Rowling’s new novel is the fifth installment of the Cormoran Strike series published under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Recently it’s triggered an onslaught of criticism from both fans and activists… Continue reading What JK Rowling’s New Book Means for the Transgender Community

Opinion

Ageism in the Realm of Social Justice

By Aarushi Pant, originally published by the National Youth Association When it comes to many social justice causes —  such as LGBTQ rights, feminism, racial equality, and economic justice —  youth are typically discouraged from speaking out and leading movements. Even historically, the majority of progressive movements were led by older individuals who supposedly had… Continue reading Ageism in the Realm of Social Justice