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
Brunei, a small southeast Asian country has made international headlines this week. If you haven’t heard, Brunei has imposed laws that will allow for gay sex to be punishable with death by stoning. YES, you actually read correctly. These newly implemented Sharia laws were put on hold for around four years due to international outrage and […]Read More Brunei? Oh my…
The 2019 Oscar nominees are in, and I was quite pleasantly surprised by the inclusivity, especially in the Best Picture category. Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Roma, and Green Book are beautiful stories about race (and after #OscarsSoWhite, we deserve some color). What stuck out to me was that five of the films nominated for Best Picture […]Read More Should Straight Actors Play Queer Roles?
Erika Lust is an adult cinema director and writer out of Barcelona, Spain. She entered the film industry to kick misogynistic, hyper-masculine, heteronormative ass, and she’s doing just that. What are she, her films, and her brand known for? Representation of body types, races, genders, and other demographics Sex for female pleasure, from the female […]Read More The New Feminist Wave… of Pornography
Hi friends, welcome to my first ShoutOut post! In honor of last week being Bisexual Awareness Week, which ended with Saturday being Bisexual Visibility Day I wanted to discuss my experiences as a middle sexuality and bisexual person. What I mean by middle sexuality is that I am in the middle of the sexuality spectrum with […]Read More Navigating as a Middle Sexuality: Why I’m Not Gay Enough
Dear Mom, When I called you last week, we talked about children. You could barely contain your excitement – Christine just gave birth and cousin Amelia is pregnant with her fourth baby. You also reminded me that my cousins Helen, Sarah, and Anna all have babies. Mom, I don’t want to have a baby. You laughed […]Read More Dear Mom: A Letter About Why I Will Never Give You Grandchildren
The other night I was sitting in the photo lab on campus, sorting negatives, when I started Speaking Up, one of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour podcast episodes. It began with the story of a queer, Bahrainian woman name Esra’a. She introduced herself to a crowd, describing her upbringing in Bahrain: “You were encouraged to be invisible, and […]Read More Where are you, in the fight for unity?