In American television, we have begun to see an increase in the representation of the LGBT community. However, bisexuals are still very rarely included in this representation.Bi-erasure, which is “a pervasive problem in which the existence or legitimacy of bisexuality (either in general or in regards to an individual) is questioned or denied outright”, runs rampant in our […]Read More The B-Word
Disclaimer: This writing is comprised of my own opinions of the show. Additionally, this post contains spoilers to the show if you are currently or plan to watch ‘Steven Universe’ at some point. For most adults cartoons are seen as juvenile and below them. I was always like this and strayed away from them. That […]Read More Why I love ‘Steven Universe’… and you should, too!
Before you judge this post by the title, I want you to know that my Mom is not a typical Mom. Since my birthday is tomorrow (Sept. 23), I think about the person who brought me into this world as she often reminds me. I would like to say that we grew up together. She […]Read More Confronting Transphobia in My Family
Before I begin with the rest of this post, I want to establish one thing, and that is my privilege. I think that before anyone has a right to weigh in on the current state of affairs, they need to check their privilege. I am a white, heterosexual, cis gendered, middle class, educated, and able, […]Read More Caitlyn Deserves Love. End of Story.
As a cis-gendered woman, when I’m walking around campus any day of the week, I don’t usually think about how it could feel different if I identified as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or any other identity not included in the Gender Binary we’re used to. On Wednesday, April 8th, I attended the Out On […]Read More Out On Campus
Last night, I had the pleasure of listening to the amazing Brian Sims speak. Brian Sims was the first and only openly gay football team captain in NCAA history as well as the first openly gay representative of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He currently represents Pennsylvania’s 182nd district, located in central Philadelphia. He was elected to […]Read More Madison Equality Presents: Brian Sims
This past Tuesday, I along with another Shout Out blogger, thewanderingotter, attended UVA’s Pride Week event featuring guest speaker, Janet Mock. Yes, you read that correctly — JANET MOCK. I am still in disbelief that she came to little ol’ Charlottesville. Both “Wandering Otter” and I were convinced that a body double would show up […]Read More Janet Mock: Expression as Survival & Activism
Just like many other writers for ShoutOut, I too went to the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference last weekend. I can honestly say that I have never been anything so incredible and life changing in my life. While at the conference, the eight ShoutOut representatives all tried to attend different workshops to write about. In […]Read More Feminism, a History
As many of you may have heard, one of the most popular gay hookup/chatting apps is called grindr. On grindr, you see all sorts of interesting people, many who are super ignorant. A lot of times, reading a blank profile, I’ll see it saying “Masc for masc only” or “No Fats, no Fems”, and in […]Read More Masc 4 Masc ONLY.
Did I read that correctly?? YEP. Today, the US Supreme Court decided to deny hearings for all marriage equality cases before it, meaning that Same-Sex marriage is now LEGAL in Virginia as well as Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Marriages can take place in these states immediately, bringing the number of states to legalize gay marriage up […]Read More QUICK HIT: Same-Sex Marriage Is LEGAL In VA (And 4 More States!)