Missing the mark at the met gala

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 […]

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The New Feminist Wave… of Pornography

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 […]

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JMU Has A Pride Week?

                                                           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 […]

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LGBTQ+ News: There’s a Silver Lining to Every Political Storm Cloud

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 […]

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The B-Word

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 […]

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Why Homophobia?

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 […]

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