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Ditch the Uniform: We Need To Leave Police Out of Pride

On June 28, 1969, the New York City Police raided the Stonewall Inn, a known gay club. Homosexuality and cross dressing were illegal at that time, so with a warrant the police entered the club, hauling patrons and employees out of the building. Instead of dispersing into the night, patrons and neighbors stood outside the bar and would do so for 6 days in protest of police harassment of the LGBT community. Three years prior


A Look At Italy’s New Minister For Family

Italy, after months of crisis and changes of mind, finally managed to create a new government on June 1, when the new Prime Minister, together with the different Ministers making up the governing body, swore loyalty to the Constitution and the Republic. While there have been several elements about these elections that destabilized Italians, seeing the list of Ministers was perhaps the most shocking one. Lorenzo Fontana is the new Minister for Family and Disability. This man,

Real Life

People and Events From 2017 To Be Thankful For

Now I know what you’re thinking: “2017? Nothing good happened in 2017,” and I have to admit that when I first got the idea for this article, I was excited. But when my family and I couldn’t think of anything good for fifteen minutes, I wasn’t sure whether it was going to be possible or not. So I Googled “good things that happened in 2017” and noticed that nothing that was listed had occurred in


Yes, Straight People Belong at Pride Because Sexuality Isn’t the Only Thing That Makes You LGBT+

Content warning: use of the slur “queer.” As most people are aware, June is LGBTQIA+ Pride month. Everyone in our community has been doing such a great job of providing a really welcoming space for celebration and, as the name suggests, pride. I am especially proud to be a gay and trans person this month. However, there have also been quite a few instances where our community hasn’t been that welcoming. This month is mostly


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


My Experience at Circle City Pride

In almost every major city each year in June, there is a Gay Pride parade and festival held to celebrate Pride Month. I was lucky enough to attend the festival in my home city both last year as well as this year, and I wanted to share three of my favorite parts about my experience. First off, I absolutely love going to Gay Pride for the atmosphere and positivity. The atmosphere was so positive and


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


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


The Yogyakarta Principles, an Effort to Protect the LGBTQ+ Community

From Dec. 6 until Dec. 9, 2006, a meeting conducted by groups of human rights experts, such as a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations independent experts, people who were members of the United Nations treaty bodies, activists, judges and academics, was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. They discussed a set of rules which would be able to protect the rights of people in the LGBTQ+ community and make sure that their

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Pride Makeup Look

If you are someone who is into makeup and likes to be creative with it, a pride festival is one of those events where you gotta go all out and slay on everybody else. Whether you do your own thing and do a original bold look, or you take the traditional rainbow look and make it your own, it’s a time to be creative and showcase your talents. With any kind of colorful looks, it’s always a struggle

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