Discrimination

This tag is associated with 33 posts

5 Words That May Offend the LGBTQ Community

by JESSICA MAHMOUD Originally published on queersmatter and Uloop. Sometimes things people say to others aren’t meant to be offensive, but really are. This is easy to do with communities you may not know much about, such as the LGBTQ community. But luckily, it is easy to avoid this mistake if you know what specific words … Continue reading

The Dos and Don’ts When Someone Comes Out to You as LGBTQ

by JESSICA MAHMOUD Originally published on Uloop. “Coming out” is defined as the process of recognizing, accepting, and sharing with others your sexual orientation or gender identity. It can also refer to the time when a person comes out to themselves. Since the LGBTQ Community is often looked down upon, this process can be very hard … Continue reading

The Rainbow Room: 6 Facts About the LGBTQ Center

by JESSICA MAHMOUD Originally published on Queersmatter and Uloop. I go to 1 in 4 colleges that has an LGBTQ Resources Center, but many schools have LGBTQ-specific organizations or clubs. Here’s some of the advantages of getting involved in your school or nearby LGBTQ Center. 1. Labels: In case you’re not aware, LGBTQ is an acronym of labels: … Continue reading

Education and Gender Identity

by JESSICA MAHMOUD It’s not hard to see that the LGBTQ Community is a minority, and that struggles come along with being part of it. These challenges can especially be seen in the classroom and on college campuses. Even though people may be assumed as “open minded” or “totally accepting,” it can still be hard … Continue reading

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