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“Queer,” or “LGBT?”

Graphic by Liana Kindler  The increasingly popular use of “queer” has become an area of contention in many LGBT communities. On one hand, “queer” has a historically negative connotation, carrying with it the weight of both collective and personal marginalization and trauma. On the other, some choose to identify as “queer” because they see it […]

L.A. Public Schools to Teach Queer History

  As soon as next year, history classes in Los Angeles public high schools will begin teaching LGBTQ history. In celebration of the 25th annual National Coming Out Day this past October, Los Angeles United School District, or L.A.U.S.D., announced several gay-friendly initiatives, including a new LGBTQ-inclusive history curriculum. This new curriculum makes Los Angeles […]

Pride

The night was full of color, music, energy, and most of all, pride. My first time going to L.A. Pride was quite a memorable experience. I didn’t know what to expect, but one thing I knew for sure was that I was going to make the best of it. I was nervous because I was […]