In the words of Maya Angelou, “We all should know that Diversity makes for a rich tapestry.” While this quote was not aimed explicitly at the LGBT+ community, it is nevertheless, of utmost relevance. The LGBT community, one of the most inclusive communities, boasts an excellent diversity, more than most … Continue Reading
It’s a lazy afternoon, you’re binging one TV show after another. On the screen enters an actor, his lips pursed in a pout, hands on his hip, an eyebrow raised, shiny leather pants paired with a colorful sequined jacket. His accent has a strange lilt to it, and he says … Continue Reading
Boy Erased, a film based on Garrard Conley’s memoir, is about a young boy diligently joining conversion therapy to appease his deeply religious parents. Garrard Conley would later walk out of his conversion therapy and return home to his mother. As he himself admits in a later interview, this … Continue Reading
I’m bisexual. I’ve known forever and I think I’m ready to let you know. This means something to me, coming out to you; it took more courage to write this than I thought I had. Call me a dreamer, but I hope you understand me, that you wholly … Continue Reading
As Pride 2018 wrapped up, it brought forth an era of the sexual revolution with debates regarding ‘cross-generational sexual relations’, a phrase to re-brand pedophilia. The word alone leaves you with a heavy, sinking feeling in your stomach, and for good reason too.
Pedophilia is a psychiatric disorder where … Continue Reading
In early 2018, a movie adaption of a 2015 young adult novel named “Love, Simon,” gained popularity for its realistic and absolutely heartwarming coming-of-age story, in which the protagonist is a closeted teenage boy named Simon.
Like every person who’s read the book a movie’s based on, I too thought … Continue Reading
Him and Her. He and She. Two words that establish identities without the need of one’s name today, two words used by society to create gender roles, create a system of power that discriminates against those who exist outside the ‘binary’.
Non-binary or gender-queer encompasses a wide spectrum of gender … Continue Reading
As the quarantine dragged on with no foreseeable end in sight, I had decided to begin watching Sex and the City- a show set in New York, with four powerful female leads. This show has gained cult status in the years since it has aired (spanning over six seasons, two … Continue Reading
One of the most frequently discussed topics about the LGBTQ+ community is its tumultuous relationship with the Church. Explicitly, how far the Church has come along in accepting the community.
The Catholic Church has declared that as a person does not choose to be either homosexual or heterosexual, being gay … Continue Reading