By: Julia Weiss In recent years, many states have begun introducing legislation restricting LGBTQIA+ information and educational materials from being allowed in preschools and elementary schools. This is yet another discriminatory measure in schools against people in the LGBTQIA+ community, following rules in many schools already restricting participation in sports and access to bathrooms reflecting … Continue reading Education Being Branded as Sexualization
By: Rachel Carroll To this day, Native peoples and Tribes are still impacted by the long-standing effects of Colonialism. Although the LGBTQIA+ movement has been relatively recent in Western society, the concept of gender and sexual identity have been part of native cultural practices and social conventions long before the first colonizers arrived to North … Continue reading Two Spirit People: How Native and Queer Identities Intersect
By: Sarah Hartley It has been over seven years since Obergefell v. Hodges was decided, granting same-sex couples the fundamental right to marriage which heterosexual couples have had for centuries. Over time, support for same-sex marriage continues to increase. In 1996, a Gallup poll found that only 27% of survey participants supported same-sex marriage. In … Continue reading Is the Election Year Bringing LGBTQ+ Fear?
By: Gillian Grant “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” - Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) While Title IX was … Continue reading Title IX and Trans Athletes
By: Gillian Grant Following the trends of recent years, 2022 is shaping up to be another busy year for anti-LGBTQ legislation. Over 200 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced this year, many of which specifically limit the rights of trans youth. South Dakota and Iowa have both already passed laws prohibiting trans students from participating in … Continue reading Texas’s Continuing Assault on Trans Youth