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The LGBT Issue

The LGBT Issue

By Laura Shkouratoff, Creative Director

October 2, 2017


Filed under READ THIS WEEK'S ISSUE, Special Editions, Special Issues, Top Story, Uncategorized

A selection of LGBT voices weigh in on some of the issues within and surrounding their community.

Welcome to the Gayborhood

Welcome to the Gayborhood

By Amelia McBain, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Features

Welcome to the gayest neighborhood in New York City.

James Franco Brings Necessary Ambiguity to “I Am Michael”

James Franco Brings Necessary Ambiguity to “I Am Michael”

By Tye Musante, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Considering his own history of questioned sexuality, James Franco's casting as famed LGBT-turned-Christian Michael Glatze was perfect.

Homosexual hazing rituals in a heteromasculine context

Homosexual hazing rituals in a heteromasculine context

By Diamond Naga Siu, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under News, University News

The Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and Department of Social & Cultural Analysis hosted Jane Wards talk on the homosexual nature of hazing rituals.

Double X: Honey Maid’s advertisement crucial to perception of same-sex couples

Double X: Honey Maid’s advertisement crucial to perception of same-sex couples

April 11, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Honey Maid, a graham cracker company, released a series of advertisements on March 10 depicting wholesome American families, one of which featured a gay couple and its child. Within a few days of the commercial’s debut on YouTube, conservative groups were up in arms about the company’s decision t...

Mozilla CEO should have anticipated backlash

Mozilla CEO should have anticipated backlash

April 7, 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...

Omar’s Oration: West must counteract Russian aggression

Omar’s Oration: West must counteract Russian aggression

March 4, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  Vladimir Putin does not care what the West thinks. All post-Cold War truces seem to be more or less off the table. Since the Winter Olympics ended, Putin, rarely agreeable to begin with, has intensified his hostile behavior by further separating himself from the United States and the Euro...

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...

U.S. should set example for Uganda

U.S. should set example for Uganda

February 18, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

President Barack Obama warned Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that enacting a proposed anti-gay law would be detrimental to diplomatic relations on Feb. 16. The proposed law mandates 14 years imprisonment on the first conviction and up to life imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality.” Ugand...

Queer Union hosts ‘Pier Kids’ documentary, raises funds for Kickstarter campaign

Queer Union hosts ‘Pier Kids’ documentary, raises funds for Kickstarter campaign

By Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013


Filed under News

  Segments from “Pier Kids: the Life,” a documentary by Elegance Bratton and produced by Nathan Proctor, revealed the issues plaguing LGBTQ youth in New York City. At the event, hosted by the Queer Union on Nov. 8, Bratton and Proctor discussed the film’s themes — LGBTQ youth ho...

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...

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