Kaitlyn Germann (She/Her)
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Kaitlyn Germann (she/her) is a writer at OutWrite. She is a fourth year majoring in English and Education and minoring in Linguistics and LGBTQ Studies. In her free time, she helps community cats through TNR and loves to cook.

Getting to Queer Joy in Media

Throughout the past century, media that portrays and represents queerness and queer relationships have changed for the better. When looking at earlier 20th-century queer works, the tone is rather drab, with an understanding that queerness isn’t allowed to be something that is happy or something that leads to happy ends.

In Light of Florida Bill 1557: An Analysis of Isn’t That Bisexual? (Fall 2013)

Photo by ABC Action News *This article is a modern analysis of the themes and content of “Isn’t That Bisexual?“ (Fall 2013), the eighth installment of our From The Archive series.* The fact that misunderstandings regarding pansexuality presented in “Isn’t That…

Censorship: Seeing Alex Donis

Artworks by Alex Donis This article was last updated on 4/17/22 at 1:32pm. Censorship of LGBTQ+ media throughout history and throughout the world is something that affects a lot of art and a lot of artists, a lot of people…

Sex-Segregated Bathrooms: Safety Measure or Reinforcing the Gender Binary? – An Analysis of Unisex Bathrooms: Convenience or Safety Measure? (Winter 2002)

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) *This article is a modern analysis of the themes and content of “Unisex Bathrooms: Convenience or Safety Measure?” (Winter 2002), the fifth installment of our From The Archive series.* Transgender people feeling unsafe and being subject…

Taking Care of Yourself When It’s Hard To Care

Photo by Zoë Collins (She/Her) During these, ahem, unprecedented times, it can sometimes feel hard to care about anything, let alone care about ourselves. I’m sure you’ve come across numerous self-care articles over these past few months, and I’m sure…

With Queer Wins this Election, What does this mean for Queer People?

Last updated on 5/2/22 at 4:36pm PT to update a broken hyperlink. Revolutionary. Trailblazing. Tenacity. Coalition. Change. Hopeful. These are some words that were given to me by queer folks when asked for one word they think grasps how these…

Protests Against Police Violence: From Cooper’s Do-nuts to George Floyd

As many people— many queer people— know, Pride can be seen as rooted from the Stonewall Riots, famously led by Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Although this is true, the Stonewall Riots were just one of several protests that…