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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 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.

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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 19, 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 12, 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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“From This Day Forward” Remains Faithful in Personal Struggles

“From This Day Forward” Remains Faithful in Personal Struggles

Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Film

Sharon Shattuck's newest autobiographical documentary gives a lens to the group affected most by transgender transitions besides the people who are transitioning - their families.

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PDA Is a Straight Privilege

PDA Is a Straight Privilege

Connor Borden, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Although New York has a thriving LGBTQ+ community, it is unfortunately still uncommon to see queer and nonconforming folks displaying their love for one another in public.

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Out at NYU, in at Home

Kate Brown, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Being born and raised on the East Coast of the United States, one of the most progressive parts of the world, you would think, of course I’m out to my parents, why wouldn’t I be? We’re not exactly in the hotbed of anti-LGBTQ violence. Microaggressions, however, can be an act of violence, and it’s one many members of t...

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