Discrimination

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Spending Time with Family as a Member of the LGBTQ Community

by JESSICA MAHMOUD Originally published on Queersmatter. I think oftentimes the LGBTQ community can seem like a different world. We have so much terminology and identities that many people are not educated on. This can make it hard when spending time with people who are not educated, such as family. I live on a college campus, … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Being Out and Proud

by JESSICA MAHMOUD Originally published on Queersmatter. As I’ve mentioned, I’m really out and proud about my identity, at least on my college campus. I really love this about myself and I’m very happy I’m out the closet and prideful. However, as great as it, sometimes, just like everything else in life, it does have its … Continue reading

Body Image and the LGBTQ Community

by JESSICA MAHMOUD Originally published on Queersmatter. A few hours ago, I was in Dunkin’ Donuts ordering a late night tea and I heard a fellow customer say, “I wish donuts were healthy for you,” to which someone replied, “I wish they were, too. I would eat them like all the time.” Something like that. We … Continue reading

The Fight for Equality is Far From Over

by JESSICA MAHMOUD Originally published on The Montclarion and Queersmatter. Same-sex marriage is just the start of equality for the LGBTQ community. Since the Supreme Court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage in the United States, it has become a commonly held belief that the LGBTQ community has finally gained equal rights. In … Continue reading

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