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What Did We Learn From Genderquake?

With the recent showing of the reality television show, Genderquake and the debate that followed, the identity of gender has been headlining across the world. The reality show on Channel 4 saw eleven individuals of different gender identities live together in a house for a week. Although the concept is meant to educate people across the globe about the gender spectrum rather than the concept of two genders, I discovered that even in the LGBTQ+


The Seeds Of A Revolution: Remembering Stonewall This Pride Month

As we reach the halfway point of Pride Month and continue the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in our country and around the world, it is important to remember the heroes who history has bulldozed over who have helped us reach the point in our struggle for equality that we are at today. The Stonewall riots of the 1960s marked a major milestone in LGBTQ+ community’s fight for equal rights, but unfortunately the minorities who excelled


Sapphic Women You Should Know About This Pride Month

Being a lesbian, or otherwise sapphic person, your sexuality is hardly talked about outside of pornos made for straight men or Blue is the Warmest Color (really though, what’s the difference). Lesbianism is taboo, the go-to stereotype is angry, violent butch woman or straight girl making out with her straight best friend for the pleasure of onlooking frat boys. Lesbian women are even told by medical professionals they don’t need tests for HPV because they


Transphobia In The Gay Community And Why It Needs To Stop

The term ‘LGBT community’ didn’t come into popular circulation until the 1990s. Up until that point, everybody who fell under that umbrella would be referred to as a ‘part of the gay community’. It was, rightly, changed to be more inclusive. However, transgender people have always been the ‘black sheep’ of the community and this is something that desperately needs to change. 40% of transgender people have attempted to commit suicide.  That staggering figure is


Interview With Writer Brynne Rebele-Henry: Prose, Gayness, and Girlhood

A teen writing phenomenon, Brynne Rebele-Henry has published numerous critically acclaimed works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry all during her adolescence. Born in 1999, Brynne is a lesbian feminist who has had work appear in publications like the Denver Review, the Adroit Journal, and PANK. In 2016, Brynne published Fleshgraphs, an experimental confessional novel exploring “queerness, girlhood, and illness” that earned praise from Publishers Weekly. Brynne also founded Fissure, a magazine for LGBTQIP+ teen writers.


An Interview With Shyam Konnur About Living The Activist Life

Shyam Konnur, a famous figure based in India for his active contributions to the LGBTQ+; not only an activist but a role model for people going through tough changes when accepting their sexuality or sexual preferences especially considering the region of the world they are situated in, their family virtues and religious upbringings. Shyam agreed to answer a few questions in order to spread awareness about how pride and commitment can bring about the sort of


Yes, Gay Animals Exist

Did you know that over 450 animal species exhibit homosexual behavior? Did you also know that none of them experience discrimination from their species due to their homosexual behavior? Yet only in our species, homo sapiens, exists the monstrous and vile issue of homophobia. This discrimination is completely unnecessary, because homosexuality and bisexuality are actually found in nature. The bonobo is an African ape closely related to our species; 75% of its sexual relations are


If You Support LGBT+ Rights, Don’t Donate to The Salvation Army

It is the holidays, a time when we are encouraged to spread compassion and generosity among others in our community. Christmas shopping is often a stressful experience for customers, so when greeted at the store entrance by a Salvation Army bell ringer it seems like a quick and convenient way to do one’s share of giving for the holiday season. This  organization has impacted several lives, but it is important to remember its foundation is


The Dilemma Of Growing Up Queer In A Strict Religious Family

I won’t be getting too personal in this article, and I won’t share my experience too much, either. This topic is very sensitive to me, and I’ve hesitated a lot before writing this. However, I want to help people who might be in the same situation as me, because I know how painful it is to be unable to be completely yourself around the people that are supposed to love you the most. I grew


Why I’m Happy I Am Attending an “All-Women’s” College

  “Did you want to go to an all-women’s college?” This question is already intrinsically flawed, for a variety of reasons. My college, as well as most of its kind, is not strictly meant for women and women alone. It’s for women, yes, of both cis and trans experience, for non-binary folks, and even for trans men in certain scenarios. It is an inclusive space, although the question doesn’t imply any of this. It’s a thinly

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