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Racism is a queer issue because it is a societal issue and queer people exist within society

Racism is a queer issue because it is a societal issue and queer people exist within society

Genesis Nunlee By Genesis Nunlee First off, we need to talk differently about racism. In that, for the sake of simplicity there are two variations; systemic (subversive and institutionalized) and individualistic (overt and incidental). Neither is lesser, but the way that both are framed dramatically changes the conversation. In a [...]

Gays Against Guns comes out against gun violence

Gays Against Guns comes out against gun violence

According to Kevin Hertzog on gaystarnews.com: When I heard about the shooting at Pulse, I cried. Instead of sitting on the sofa in my apartment and crying alone, I went to Stonewall and cried with my LGBTI family. Someone brought weapons of war into a gay nightclub and callously mowed down 49 people. I could not reconcile this fact with my [...]

Perspective: What’s coming up and who’s coming out this fall?

Perspective: What’s coming up and who’s coming out this fall?

By Susan Jordan, Empty Closet Editor It’s time again for the trees to turn color and the new semester to begin at local colleges and universities. Many LGBTQ youth have arrived to begin their freshmen year, and they are learning about the opportunities for fun and connection offered in the Rochester area, such as Equal=Grounds. Meanwhile [...]

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