Category Archive: LGBTQ Life

Violence against Trans Women

A few months ago, I wrote about intersectionality and included a PDF of the research that I did for a class during my senior year of university, in which I found academic research that… Continue reading

Vulnerability

Roughly two years ago (almost to the day now that I think about it), I was involved in a student movement on my university campus surrounding legal rights for the LGBTQ+ members of… Continue reading

LGBTQ+ Homeless Youth

Homelessness is a significant issue for many LGBTQ+ youth because despite being a small percentage of the general population, there are estimates that suggest that up to 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+ and… Continue reading

Intersectionality

There is no such thing as a single issue struggle because we do not live single issue lives -Audre Lorde Intersectionality, in my opinion, is fundamental to activism because like Audre Lorde says,… Continue reading

Accessibility to higher education

Going to college in my family was always a given – many of my family members on my mom’s side have at least a Bachelor’s degree and some have Master’s. From a young… Continue reading

Microaggressions

Microaggression: common verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile or negative slights to marginalized groups. Perpetrators of microaggressions are often unaware that they engage in such interactions when… Continue reading

Quote: Bisexuality

“My favorite definition for bisexuality so far is the one popularized by (the wonderful) bisexual activist Robyn Ochs. Ochs says, “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the… Continue reading

Mexico’s Third Gender

The video above highlights the muxe population in the city of Juchitan, Oaxaca in Mexico and also highlights an annual celebration in November called the Vigil of the Authentic Intrepid Searchers of Danger,… Continue reading

My use of the word ‘queer’

Queer for me is a loaded term. There is the history of violence and hatred but for me right here right now, the term is a reclaimed one that only the person using… Continue reading