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NYU’s Preferred Name System Helps Trans Students at School, but Could Hurt Them at Home

NYU’s Preferred Name System Helps Trans Students at School, but Could Hurt Them at Home

September 14, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion

A trans student reflects on the ways in which the preferred name section of NYU's undergrad application could be improved upon.

Georgia’s Unjust Spiritual Shield

Georgia’s Unjust Spiritual Shield

By Victor Porcelli, Staff Writer

March 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Uncategorized

The Georgia SB-375 bill utilizes religion as an excuse to discriminate, reducing same-sex couples to second-class citizens.

Don’t Call Off ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Don’t Call Off ‘Call Me By Your Name’

By Julia Elia Leschi, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Casting straight actors to play gay roles does not contribute to the erasure of gay actors. Acting roles should not be limited to sexuality.

Spacey’s Dangerous False Equivalency

Spacey’s Dangerous False Equivalency

By Andrew Heying, Opinion Editor

October 31, 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.

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.

AIDS Crisis Should Be More Culturally Emphasized

AIDS Crisis Should Be More Culturally Emphasized

By 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.

For All the QT’s in Science

For All the QT’s in Science

By 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.

Strand Panel Addresses LGBTQ Representation in Comic Industry

Strand Panel Addresses LGBTQ Representation in Comic Industry

By 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.

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

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

By 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.

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.

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

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

Tisch Freshman Leads ‘Pronouns’

Tisch Freshman Leads ‘Pronouns’

By 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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