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    Why Gay Representation in Film Is No Longer Enough

    The representation of LGBT+ characters in the film industry is an issue that has been floating around for many years, and in many cases, the situation is not improving. While some recent films have indeed shaped for the better the way queer people are viewed by film audiences – for example Pride, Moonlight, Weekend – there have also […] More

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    My First Pride Experience

    This last week, I attended my first ever Pride festival. It was relatively small, about one or two hundred people in attendance. It was held in North Eastern Washington, in a community park in Snohomish County. As I walked into the park, I saw people of all different ages and races jumbled up together on […] More

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    LGBTQ vs Trump

    In 3 tweets from President Donald Trump, he effectively banned transgender people from serving in any of the military branches. People in the LGBTQ community need a breather from this derogatory treatment. Even though gay marriage was legalized one year ago, the new legislation did not stop the unfairness and discrimination occurring in the United […] More

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    Heteronormativity Is Hurting Us

    When one thinks of a relationship, what is the first thing they think of? Is it people in love, or perhaps, who they might be? There’s one thing that we as a society can agree on- the first thing that comes to people’s minds, when they picture a couple, is, you guessed it, a man […] More

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    The Importantance of Queer Visibility In Rap

    When it comes to queer representation in the rap/hip-hop community, there is little to none. There are rarely ever any LGBT+ rappers or entertainers in this genre, and when there is they are usually extremely underrated. It is already hard to relate to rappers these days as a queer person, but music is music and you […] More

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    Love is Equality

    Yes, this is yet again another LGBTQ article. What can I say? I love the sovereign and unconstrained community. I recently went to a pride parade in Times Square and the atmosphere of it was UNCONFINED. Meeting all these people who were accepting their identities as well as others around them was amazing. Now I […] More

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    Your Daily Dose of Discrimination: Texas House Bill #3859

    The foster care system can be a horrible place, as I’m pretty sure we’re all aware. Countless documentaries, movies, and articles have been made about the corruption of the system. LGBTQ youth have a particularly difficult struggle in the system, because of the evident discrimination and bias that people still hold so dearly. Group and […] More

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    Three Movies Perfect For Pride Month

    The month of June represents for many LGBTQ+ individuals a time of self-affirmation, dignity, an increase of visibility, sexual diversity and gender variance. Until June of 2015, gay couples could not legally get married in all 50 states. To celebrate the life-changing victory of the legalization of gay marriage everywhere in the States, Pride Month […] More

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    Inside the Pogrom in Chechnya And How You Can Help

    What was supposed to be a night out with a friend for a young man called Maksim, pivoted into two weeks of torture. As The New York Times explained, “When Maksim arrived, however, he was greeted not by his friend, but by agents who beat him. Later, they strapped him to a chair, attached electrical […] More