It’s Not a Phase: Attacks on the Rights of Trans Youth

Photo from Dallas Morning News There is an ongoing increase in legislative attacks on the transgender community in the United States, especially targeting transgender youth. According to the Human Rights Campaign, in 2015 there were a total of 19 anti-transgender…

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…

Pedestal to Villification Pole: Dehumanization in Online Queer Representation

Graphic by Steph Liu (She/Her) There is no doubt that queer people have made incredible strides in terms of visibility over the past decade alone, and the Internet enabled a lot of the progress the community has made. Queer content…

The Straight Agenda

Graphic by Kelly (She/Her) “Is there a name for women who like women?” my six-year-old daughter asked me recently. “Not like a friend ‘like,’ but like they want to marry each other,” she clarified, in case I wasn’t sure what…

“Don’t Say Gay”: The Would-Be Impact of Florida’s HB 1577

Photo by AP Two days ago, on Thursday, February 24th, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill by a 69-47 vote aiming to limit discussions of sexuality and gender identity in classrooms. The official name of the bill is…

Striking For Our Safety: The Community Calls For Hybrid Options

Photo provided by the Disabled Student Union (DSU), Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC), and Mother Organizations Coalition (MO) In the Fall quarter of 2021, I covered a student protest led by the Disabled Student Union (DSU). The demands for transparency…

Taking A Step Back: An Analysis of Homosexuality in 9 Easy Steps (Fall 2000)

Photo via Lil Nas X on Twitter *This article is a modern analysis of the themes and content of “Homosexuality in 9 Easy Steps” (Fall 2000), the fourth installment of our From The Archive series.* How much has the understanding of…

Gays In Anime: Round Two – The Good: Another Introspective Look on the 2016 Anime “Yuri On Ice!!!”

Graphic by Chrys Marr (She/They) “Yuri On Ice!!!” is probably the most well known modern anime acclaimed for its LGBTQ+ themes and characters. Similar to “Given,” a show I talk about in more depth in my previous Gays In Anime…

An Exploration of Lesbian Communication: An Analysis of Speaking in Tongue (Fall 2000)

Graphic by Zoë Collins (she/her) *This article is a modern analysis of the themes and content of “Speaking in Tongue” (Fall 2000), the third installment of our From The Archive series.* There is no doubt that living in a cisheteronormative society is…

Isabel Fall: Casualty in the Fight for Good Representation

Graphic by Chrys Marr (she/they) As queer folks, we strive for decent representation in media. We want to uplift our voices, make sure our stories are seen and heard. It is understandable that we are defensive of who’s allowed to…