Posts tagged "LGBTQ"
Hate speech painted on library named for Emanuel AME victim

Hate speech painted on library named for Emanuel AME victim

On Monday, Mar. 13, racist and homophobic graffiti defaced the Cynthia Graham Hurd Library, W.L. Stephens Aquatic Center, and a house on Playground Road. The three cases of vandalism occurred within one mile of each other, but authorities have not determined whether the events are connected. All three incidents used inappropriate language and slurs to...
LGBTQ: Misinformation and Misintpretation

LGBTQ: Misinformation and Misintpretation

The acronym of sexual identities continues to grow, but our understanding frequently lags far behind. Sexual orientation and gender identity are often conflated in popular representations. But those five short letters encompass a vast diversity of experiences, and the people who lived them are ready to speak. Sexual identities have never been constant. Since ancient...
Trump rescinds transgender protections

Trump rescinds transgender protections

On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump rescinded Obama administration guidelines to protect transgender people and allow them to use the bathroom matching their gender identity nationwide. Obama first enacted these protections in May 2016 after the explosive debate surrounding a North Carolina law forcing transgender students to comply with their birth assigned gender. The Obama...
What's your position? Spirituality and sexuality

What’s your position? Spirituality and sexuality

Religion and sexuality– two topics that may not seem like they mesh very smoothly. However, at the College many religious organizations find ways to embrace those whose sexual differences may otherwise feel unwelcome. Every religious organization on campus, about 15, were contacted in hopes of talking to them about their stance on sexuality and same-sex...
Students of the College protest against racism

Students of the College protest against racism

  “The Civil War was about slavery, not state’s rights. The flag is undeniably a symbol for racism. How dare they fly the flag blocks from Mother Emmanuel, like Dylan Roof?” – Lavinia Rizvi, freshman at the College. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Bree Newsome visited campus and spoke at “Tearing Hatred From the...
The duality of Frank Ocean

The duality of Frank Ocean

I still remember the first time I heard it. The cool and confident voice singing about an ex-lover and his admission of feelings not yet gone. The rawness and vulnerability of that voice asking his ex if they ever wonder what it would be like to be together forever layered over a spacey emotional beat....
Big Gay Ice Cream's place at the Southern table

Big Gay Ice Cream’s place at the Southern table

I am by no means an ice cream gal, but when I found out that the Big Gay Ice Cream truck would be in front of Butcher & Bee for a few hours on a Sunday, I became one. This event would be unlike other partnerships between food trucks and local restaurants around town; the...
We can all be proud that College of Charleston is a brave campus for LGBTQ students

We can all be proud that College of Charleston is a brave campus for LGBTQ students

I’m incredibly proud that the College has been named one of the bravest campuses for LGBTQ students in the South (Campus Pride, 2014). God knows that the South needs safe spaces for those that don’t identify as heterosexual, and I’m saying that as a South Carolinian that has always lived in the Palmetto State. Growing...
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