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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 […]

Asian American “Apathy”

Photograph taken from tcdailyplanet.net. With the intensification of the Black Lives Matter movement across the U.S., I often find conflicting views of where exactly Asian Americans fit into conversations about social justice. Those outside of our community often criticize us for being apathetic. Within my own Asian American circles, I’ve seen a range of reactions: […]

Meaningful Beauty

Beauty is an extremely ambiguous value. That’s right, I said it. Beauty is an ideal that we cannot truly depict. Think about it: how can a person state that something they deem to be beautiful is more aesthetically pleasing than the preferences of another person? We merely don’t hold the power to make that decision, […]

World Spotlight: Nigeria

For the past years, the LGBT community has been striving to reach more and more of their rights, which include gay marriage (which they have accomplished in some states). More and more people are becoming accepting and understanding, but there are still places, countries, and states that aren’t on board. One of those places is […]