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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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The LGBT Issue

The LGBT Issue

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.

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AIDS Crisis Should Be More Culturally Emphasized

AIDS Crisis Should Be More Culturally Emphasized

Laura Shkouratoff, Creative Director

September 25, 2017


Filed under OPINION

On 9/11, 2,606 people died in New York City. To date, more than 100,000 New Yorkers have died of AIDS. The New York City AIDS Memorial holds no names, because their tragedies were hidden as cultural blasphemy.

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For All the QT’s in Science

For All the QT’s in Science

Han Wang, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

oSTEM is an international organization that supports the Queer and Trans community in the STEM fields and works to create safe spaces on campus for these students.

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Strand Panel Addresses LGBTQ Representation in Comic Industry

Strand Panel Addresses LGBTQ Representation in Comic Industry

Ryan Mikel, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Entertainment

The Strand Bookstore's recent panel on LGBTQ representation in comics was not only riveting, but sorely needed in an industry that continues to prioritize white, straight, cisgender men over practically any other sort of heroes.

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LGBT Members and Allies Protest Trump’s Cabinet Picks at Stonewall

LGBT Members and Allies Protest Trump’s Cabinet Picks at Stonewall

Miranda Levingston, Deputy News Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under 2016 Election, City News, Diversity at NYU, NEWS

The biting cold could not stop the LGBT community and their supporters from waving kaleidoscopic flags in the sky at a pro-LGBT rally held at the historic Stonewall Inn.

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James Franco Brings Necessary Ambiguity to “I Am Michael”

James Franco Brings Necessary Ambiguity to “I Am Michael”

Tye Musante, Contributing Writer

January 25, 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.

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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Theater

Before the West Village was bougie, it was the kingdom of the queens.

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Tisch Freshman Leads ‘Pronouns’

Tisch Freshman Leads ‘Pronouns’

Herman Lee, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Film

NYU Tisch freshman Sol Patches took the time to speak with WSN about his role in the new short film "Pronouns," which follows the life of a black transgender person and gives a dynamic portrait of the trans experience.

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Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

Khrysgiana Pineda, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Books

In a uniquely humanizing story of the residents of the classic New York building the Christodora, novelist Tim Murphy brings the faces of the AIDS crisis into sharp relief.

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TV is Getting Better for Everyone, Including Kids

TV is Getting Better for Everyone, Including Kids

Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2016


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Kids shows these days are an incredible improvement from the days of high-octane meaningless television.

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Q&A: T-Party and Trans Visibility on Campus

Q&A: T-Party and Trans Visibility on Campus

Lexi Faunce and Diamond Naga Siu

October 11, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, NEWS

In the wake of LGBT History Month, WSN talked with two transgender students to better understand their experiences at NYU.

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