• Sexual Violence is a Hate Crime

    By Jocelyn Jacoby, President’s Office Intern I strongly believe violence against women, and particularly sexual violence, is a hate crime – and that may surprise people, even feminists. On October 2, 2006 a man walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, County Pennsylvania and shot ten young girls. Charles Carl Roberts IV was 32 years... Read more »

  • LGBTime Machine: Ancient Greece

    Note: This post is part of a series. Read more about the LGBTimeMachine series here.  By Sabeau Rea, Communications Department Intern Welcome back. We swirl around the vortex, bumping into clunky bits of time as the wobbly LGBTime Machine  hurtles us towards our newest (well, I guess oldest if you want to be literal about... Read more »

  • Growing up Bilingual

    By Roxanna Gutierrez, President’s Office Intern Today I was remembering some of my childhood memories from elementary school; specifically, I remembered how embarrassed I used to get when I would mispronounce a word in English. First, I would blush and then I would repeat the scenario multiple times in my head until my brain would... Read more »

  • LGBTime Machine: Ancient Rome

    Note: This post is part of a series. Read more about the LGBTimeMachine series here.  By Sabeau Rea, Communications Intern How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Trick question. Feminists don’t need light bulbs–they’re bright all on their own. Additionally, who needs a lightbulb…when you have a glass ceiling? (The legitimate... Read more »

  • Bi-dentity Politics: Television’s Role in How We Understand Bisexuality

    By Gabby Seed, Fundraising Intern “I’m bisexual. So what? It’s called LGBTQ for a reason. There’s a B in there and it doesn’t mean badass. Okay, it does, but it also means bi.” Callie Torres, a fan favorite and my personal favorite surgeon on Shonda Rhimes’s cult show Grey’s Anatomy, is an incredibly rare example... Read more »

  • Welcome to LGBTime Machine!

    Note: This is the first post in the blog’s new LGBTime Machine series. Stay tuned for future posts about genderqueer folks through history! By Sabeau Rea, Communications Intern I’m here, genderqueer, and ready to embark with you on a journey to discover the truly astounding history of the community my grandmother likes to refer to... Read more »

  • In Hillary’s determination, I see my generation

    By Elizabeth Levinson, Vice President’s Office Intern I will be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a political junkie. I knew that the Democrats would come in blazing to promote our candidate, and I was looking forward to seeing the strategies they would take to oppose the platform embodied by the Republican... Read more »

  • First Amendment Defense Act: A View on the “License to Discriminate” Hearing

    By anonymous As a young queer person, two specific days stand out to me. Two major events in the last year have profoundly changed my life and how I live it. June 25, 2015 marked the day I was legally allowed to marry another person of the same gender via the Supreme Court ruling in... Read more »

  • Whitewashed Out: “Ghost in the Shell” and Hollywood’s Problem with Whitewashing Asian Characters

    By Andrea Rose, Field Organizing Intern To my disappointment, but not to my surprise, another white actress is playing an Asian character in a major Hollywood film. In April of this year, we got our first glimpse of Scarlett Johansson in costume for the upcoming movie, “Ghost in the Shell,” a film based on the... Read more »

  • This is What a Feminist Looks Like: Fighting Racism and Sexism Within the Feminist Movement

    By Angela Myers, Communications Intern Wobbly and unsure on her feet, my mom leans with one hand on her walker while the other points to the large pink button on her chest. The button reads, “This is what a feminist looks like.” I had given the large button along with a few others with feminist... Read more »