Learn more about the book club WAKE UP on JMUs campus, creating conversations around race and identity.Read More JMU WAKE UP: Intersections of Whiteness and Identity
Learn about the vulnerabilities the LGBTQ+ population face during this pandemic and have endured as a communityRead More How COVID-19 is Affecting the Queer Community
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, […]Read More Self-Care Tips for Trying Times
It doesn’t. That’s the point. I don’t want you to look at me and think I am x. Because to you, if I am x, then I must be y. If I am y, I should probably do z, and if I don’t… that is wrong?
This piece is a personal insight on non-binary identities.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for employers to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. This week the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear three cases that will help decide if this Act extends its employment protections to gay and transgendered people. In the past […]Read More Supreme Court Will Hear Cases From LGBTQ People Experiencing Employment Discrimination
This isn’t my first rodeo discussing feminism. Many of my friends on Facebook assume feminism isn’t just about cisgender women, but it’s not. If you’re one of those people, I challenge you. Defend your position. Comment below and fight back. Unless you’re too scared? I’m listening. Feminist me. Every day I wake up, I face […]Read More Feminist? You? Cash me ousside, how bout dah!
This past week has been a whirlwind for US politics – the Presidential election, protests, and global commentary. There’s a lot of scare rhetoric out there, intimidating the LGBTQ+ community. Some things in the news are true, others are just meant to intimidate the community. Personally, I was terrified while watching the election results roll […]Read More LGBTQ+ News: There’s a Silver Lining to Every Political Storm Cloud
TW: brief mentions of sexual assault/rape “So,” she said with a heavy sigh, “do we want to talk about it?” It was the day after the election, and my normally lively class was silent. As a political science minor, this election was fascinating to me on an academic level. Nobody saw this coming – not […]Read More “Trump Won. Get Over it.”
What’s up, everybody? All of us from ShoutOut wish you well during these last weeks of the spring semester! Here’s what’s up with everything else this week: Political Ish: North Carolina’s governor Pat McCrory is not making anything better after the BS bathroom policy’s passing. Equal Pay Day was yesterday. Yep, wage gap still exists. […]Read More From the Newsroom
If you don’t live under a rock, you probably are aware that Super Bowl 50 happened last night. And if you aren’t into football, hopefully, you at least watched the halftime show (If not, before you do anything, check it out here). Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars came out with a bang, making one of […]Read More Football and Activism: Why the Halftime Show Matters