Crimson staff writer

Becina J. Ganther

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Embracing the Spectrum

Shattering binary structures isn’t just beneficial for people who live outside of them—although that should be reason enough, as an issue shouldn’t have to benefit the majority in order for it to be deemed worthwhile.

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Making History

Our community has come a long way in our fight for equality, but we still have a long way to go.

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My Existence Is Not an Intellectual Debate

If a marginalized person is talking about their experiences, listen to understand, not to immediately offer solutions or opinions.

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Come Out, Come Out?

National Coming Out Day should be a day for all LGBTQ+ people, regardless of whether they shout their queerness from the rooftops or haven’t come out to anyone other than themselves.

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Silent Closets

More research and dialogue needs to be done on LGBTQ sexual assault cases in order to tackle this issue, especially since our collective silence on it could be preventing survivors from speaking out and accessing resources.

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Too Queer?

I am queer, so there’s no such thing as me seeming “too queer.” In the same way, I am black, so there’s no such thing as me seeming “too black.”

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Minority Report

Being a minority doesn’t absolve anyone from problematic behavior.

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Speaking Up and Out

I’ve found that the most meaningful friendships I have are ones in which we care not just about each other, but also about dismantling the oppressive structures that affect one another.

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​Requeermended Playlist

I love reading through the comments on queer music videos. It’s like all the queer people come out of the woodwork to squeal in all-caps or leave long novels about how the song spoke to them.

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Take Pride or Fake Pride?

Some argue that the commercialization of Pride trivializes the goals of the movement, turning Pride into a marketing strategy rather than a movement for equality.

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Pride and Prejudice

We can’t let rainbow-themed festivities erase the long history of protest that paved the way, or the intersectional identities of the iconic activists who led those protests.

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Love is an Open Door?

We celebrate people who found the courage to come out, but forget about the equally courageous people who found ways to embrace their queer identities without coming out to everyone.

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Allyship: Intent vs Impact

One way that allies can be mindful of space is by being thoughtful in deciding which queer events to attend.

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Obama Moments

While it’s an important goal to include more LGBTQ characters in movies, it’s equally important to improve how they’re portrayed.

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To Flannel or Not to Flannel?

Elevating the importance of lesbian stereotypes can minimize the experiences of queer women by placing them in a box.