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Spacey’s Dangerous False Equivalency

Spacey’s Dangerous False Equivalency

Andrew Heying, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Spacey released a statement in which he took full responsibility for the sexual harassment before quickly using the statement as a platform to formally come out as gay. Not only is this a pathetic public relations strategy, but it creates an extremely dangerous equivalency between being gay and being a pedophile.

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Can Big Corporations Be More Socially Responsible?

Can Big Corporations Be More Socially Responsible?

Han Wang, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

In a world where capitalism dominates developed cultures while social awareness has risen to new heights, what does it take for companies to catch up with cultural standards?

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St. Pat’s Parade continues LGBTQ ban

St. Pat’s Parade continues LGBTQ ban

Rahul Krishnamoorthy, Deputy News Editor

September 10, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Irish LGBTQ groups made publicly made their applications to march in the annual St.Patrick's Day Parade.

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Mozilla CEO should have anticipated backlash

Mozilla CEO should have anticipated backlash

April 6, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Brendan Eich stepped down from his post as CEO of Mozilla on Thursday after only two weeks on the job, in response to public outcry about his opposition to gay marriage. Some company employees called for his resignation and dating site OkCupid issued a denunciation of the CEO, going so far as to encourage...

Gov. Jan Brewer right to refuse Arizona anti-gay bill

Gov. Jan Brewer right to refuse Arizona anti-gay bill

February 28, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062 — a bill that would have allowed Arizona businesses to decline services to homosexuals — on Feb. 26. Brewer’s decision was the right one. While legislators behind the bill claimed Brewer’s approval would have provided freedom to religiously conservative individuals rather than discrimination of hom...

Brooklyn breaks barrier, signs first openly gay NBA player

Brooklyn breaks barrier, signs first openly gay NBA player

February 25, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

After the Brooklyn Nets announced the signing of center Jason Collins to a 10-day contract on Feb. 23, the team became the first in NBA history to have an openly gay player on its active roster. Collins, who publicly came out last April, is expected to see playing time in several of the Nets’ upcoming contests...

Preservationists call for greater protection for LGBTQ sites

Preservationists call for greater protection for LGBTQ sites

February 21, 2014


Filed under NEWS

New York City preservationists are seeking further protections for Greenwich Village’s LGBTQ historical sites including the bar Julius' and the Stonewall Inn. Kurt Kelly, the owner of the Stonewall Inn, located on Christopher Street, said he is grateful for the efforts the Greenwich Village Society...

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Sochi Winter Olympics

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Sochi Winter Olympics

February 14, 2014


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, OPINION

Staff columnists Harry Brown and Adam Fazilbegu dissect the politics of the Sochi Winter Olympics, including LGBT rights, Putin's image, the expensive cost of the games and threats of terrorism. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG4VUpDvtMI[/youtube]

‘New Black’ explores marriage equality in U.S.

‘New Black’ explores marriage equality in U.S.

February 12, 2014


Filed under ARTS

In today’s society, most demographics are concerned about LGBTQ rights, whether they are for or against the issue. Yoruba Richen’s documentary “The New Black,” which opens at Film Forum today, centers on the struggling campaign leading up to the passage of question six in Maryland that up...

NFL must accept LGBTQ players

NFL must accept LGBTQ players

February 11, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

University of Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam told ESPN that he is “an openly, proud gay man” on Feb. 9. Already in line as a top draft pick for 2014, Sam’s announcement has produced a reaction ranging from comforting declarations of encouragement from fellow athletes, to a fru...

Edith Windsor supports growing LGBT elder community at SAGE Gala

Edith Windsor supports growing LGBT elder community at SAGE Gala

October 22, 2013


Filed under NEWS

LGBTQ advocates and special guests came together for the SAGE Awards and Gala, the evening of Oct. 21 at Gotham Hall. Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders reached half its fundraising goal of half a million dollars by the end of the night. SAGE is a nationwide organization based out of New York that se...

SCOTUS gay marriage rulings spark new battles

SCOTUS gay marriage rulings spark new battles

June 27, 2013


Filed under NEWS

The Supreme Court released its rulings Wednesday on two court cases regarding same-sex marriage, declaring part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and dismissing Proposition 8 in California. DOMA, a Clinton-era act that defined marriage as between a man and a woman, has long denied ...

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