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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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