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
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
Is being Poly the same thing as being LGBTQ?
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?
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
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
Coming to Terms with Coming Out
By Talia Porter Many LGBTQ+ folk feel pressure to come out in today's society, and although it can be a beautiful and fulfilling experience for some, others may find it incredibly stressful or dangerous. Every LGBTQ+ person thinks about what it will be like, how it will feel, and how the people who find out… Continue reading Coming to Terms with Coming Out
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
Why POC should be an ally to the BLM movement
By Shalini Kumar via Immigain The Black Lives Matter movement has been ongoing since 2013 but has arguably had the most momentum since its upbringing following the death of George Floyd. Since then protests springing from the root of the issue - Minneapolis, Minnesota to all fifty states and even crossing the borders to Syria,… Continue reading Why POC should be an ally to the BLM movement
A Step Towards Abolishing Gender Reveal Parties
By Talia Porter Looking back at your childhood, what are some of your earliest memories? Are they playing with pink or blue toys? What about dressing in flowers or car patterns? Were you described as daddy or mommy’s princess or were you their rascal? Our first memories often have an impact on us and can… Continue reading A Step Towards Abolishing Gender Reveal Parties
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
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