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 Naomi Canny 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… 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

Informative

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

Entertainment

5 LGBTQ Netflix Recomendations to Keep You Busy During Quarantine

By Sofia Pham The Half of It Synopsis: Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis), a gifted but introverted girl who helps her father run a local train station, operates a side business where she writes her classmates’ essay papers. When school jock Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) asks her to write love letters to a girl he likes,… Continue reading 5 LGBTQ Netflix Recomendations to Keep You Busy During Quarantine

Informative

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

Opinion

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