Kristen Shrewsbury is an instructional faculty member at JMU who teaches the special topics course WGSS 300: Queer Families. She’s a Harrisonburg native who went to JMU for her undergraduate degree from 1996 to 2001, and began working at JMU as a professional in 2007. She’s married to a same sex spouse and has two […]Read More An interview with JMU professor Dr. Shrewsbury
For those who are unfamiliar, The Met Gala, formally known as the Costume Institute Gala, is an annual fundraising event which benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. The gala serves as a grand opening for the annual fashion exhibit curated by the institute. Basically, it is the fashion industry’s […]Read More Missing the mark at the met gala
Disclaimer: I am a current tour guide here at JMU. I have spent the past two years trying to make our training more inclusive for our guides after reflecting on the centrality of privileged identities in our tours. But even after an overhaul, there is still work to be done. It’s a sunny afternoon, the […]Read More A Campus Tour Through a Queer Lens
America is ready for a gay president, especially if it’s Mayor Pete.Read More GET HIP TO PETE BUTTIGIEG, LIKE, NOW
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
Apparently, JMU has a pride week. But, who’s hosting it? Madison Equality is JMU’s only Student Led LGBTQ+ organization on campus that focuses on intersectional education […]Read More JMU Has A Pride Week?
The recent administration has left trans people upset and fighting for their exsistence as the administration has failed to stick up for their rights as a person. Here are 5 ways you can be a better ally to your friends who may identify as queer, like myself. Ask their pronouns. This may seem odd, but […]Read More 5 Tips I Wish My Friends Understood
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
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
Thinking Class: Sketches from a Cultural Worker, I couldn’t help but noticed that the things she described rang true in many situations of my own life. Kadi defined himself as queer in this compilation of essays focused on his Arab culture, sexuality, and most importantly, how all this intersects with his working class identity growing […]Read More Why Homophobia?