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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

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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

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Social Justice, Intersectionality and the LGBTQ Movement

By Aarushi Pant Looking at the history of social justice movements in the United States makes it clear that most movements that were considered radical during their times tended to still focus only on the needs of white people or men, while excluding women or those of color, in their goals and efforts. For instance,… Continue reading Social Justice, Intersectionality and the LGBTQ Movement

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Global Tide Turns Against Conversion Therapy, US Lags Behind

By Ethan Jiang In recent months, countries across the world have taken a stand against gay conversion therapy. Leading the charge are Israel and Germany, which have both passed legislation to criminalize the practice. For Israel, a leader in LGBTQ acceptance in the Middle East, the move comes on the heels of remarks made last… Continue reading Global Tide Turns Against Conversion Therapy, US Lags Behind

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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

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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

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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!