Health care has always been an integral part of society. The policies and infrastructure regarding health care impact the country’s population tremendously. As our nation grows, so do our responsibilities. Despite it being complicated to implement, health care is a basic amenity in which everyone should be treated justly. A … Continue Reading
Right down from the labeling of AIDS as GRID, or Gay-Related Immune Deficiency, this community has historically faced rampant discrimination and stereotyping at the hands of their own family, friends, employers, healthcare providers, and government.
“Many LGBT people are too shy to go to health centers to get services … Continue Reading
“All police action shall respect the principles of legality, necessity, non-discrimination, proportionality and humanity”
This quote is straight out of a handbook published by the United Nations Commissioner For Human Rights, concerning the measures police have to maintain while patrolling neighbourhoods, ensuring proper safety to citizens.
Unfortunately, reality has … Continue Reading
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