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It has been quite some time since the writers of ShoutOut! were brought up to date on current events, so we managed to cover a lot during class. Among the most popular? A discussion concerning the effects of regulation on the environment, a response to identity equality, and a review of Twitter for responses from the march, […]Read More ShoutOut! Newsroom Update March 20th 2017
Back in May 2016, under Obama’s administration, Title IX protected transgender students in public schools by allowing them the right to use which bathroom and locker room matches their gender. Yesterday, Trump administration went right ahead and rescinded this order, taking civil rights for all genders out of the hands of the nation and into the […]Read More Back in the Toilet: Trump Transgresses on Transgender Civil Rights
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
Imagine being a young adult or child, idolizing non-binary characters in television and film then finding out some of your role models are actually cisgender actors. They’re frauds who could play your identity, your lived experience, better than someone who actually identifies as transgender/non-binary. It’s like a kick in the ribs, the sharp stinging reality that […]Read More Transface: The issue with non-binary identities played by cisgender actors
As you may have notice April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. If you didn’t know, now you know. However, majority of articles, discussions, and statistics around sexual assault focus mainly on heterosexual women. While it is true, it is an epidemic for women in our country. We tend to leave out other populations where the […]Read More The Community You Don’t Hear About in April
What is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised and misunderstood…the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect. –Audre Lorde About two or so years ago, I wrote my first spoken word. I had a rough winter break at home, things from my […]Read More Words, Poetry, and Activists: Let’s Get Inspired