gay rights

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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

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

5 Ways Straight Women Can Be Better Allies to Queer Women

by Miri Mogilevsky Originally published on Everyday Feminism and re-published here with their permission. “Ally” is a complicated – and at times, problematic – term. But whatever you call it, one thing is true: Many marginalized people feel safer, more hopeful, and more accepted thanks to their allies. For many queer women, our straight female allies … 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

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