Supporting LGBTQ+ Students

February 21, 2018 in inQueery

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students A far from comprehensive list of methods and resources for supporting students that belong to the LGBTQ+ community, and modeling correct behaviors for other students to become allies. I was in middle school the first time I witnessed a friend (I will call him David) being mocked because someone said he was gay. In groups of four, we turned short stories into skits. My group was assigned a fairy tale, and we chose David to play Prince Charming. The neighboring group ove…

Trans and Mentally Ill: The Struggles of a College Student

August 30, 2017 in inQueery

I am a queer, trans, mentally ill college student. I struggle with an anxiety disorder and being on the bipolar spectrum.  I try to balance my activism, advocacy and schoolwork with self-care and recharge time, my silver lining.  Some days I can masterfully perform an elaborate dance and navigate the day without issue.  Other times my luck runs out and I fail to execute, running out of energy or hitting a seemingly insurmountable roadblock, shattering my focus. There is not a point where my ment…

The Kari and Emily Show

April 29, 2015 in inQueery

Lesbian comics Kari McCullough and comedic partner Emily Drevets perform “The Kari and Emily Show” at theaters in San Francisco. I saw one of their shows at the EXIT Theater and was pleasantly surprised by their use of sketches, improv, and stand-up. This hilarious duo performed a show unlike any I had seen before. Don’t miss it!

End Game Improv

February 25, 2015 in inQueery

LGBTQ Jam is a new improv group based in San Francisco. You can catch a performance at Stage Werx every first Wednesday of the month. Anyone and everyone is invited to watch and LGBTQ people are invited to play along on stage. They provide a safe, supportive space for experimenting.

A Review of “HICK: A Love Story”

January 14, 2015 in inQueery

“HICK: A Love Story” is a one-woman show about the lesbian relationship between Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt. It is playing from January 2-25, 2015 at the Berkeley City Club. This article gives more information about the play and when to see it.

Radical Feminists Could Benefit From Expanding Their Definition of Gender

December 10, 2014 in inQueery

A small group of radical feminists ban transgender people from participating in their organizations. These groups have been labeled “transphobic” by the transgender community and other feminists. The groups claim that they…just have a different definition of gender. This article focuses on the radical feminist group, Deep Green Resistance (DGR), and how they could benefit from expanding their definition of gender and from including trans women in their movement.

Invisibility Series: Bisexuality

December 3, 2014 in inQueery

Guest writer Aurora Smith returns to her series on invisibility with a new subset of the LGBT population – bisexuals. Despite being one of the four letters of the common acronym for the gay community, bisexuals are often ignored, overlooked, and stereotyped by not only their fellow non-heterosexuals but also by the straight side of the world. With both sides shunning and mislabeling bisexuals, where do they fit? And why all the anti-bisexual bias in the first place?

Queer Comic Review: Tripping Over You

November 26, 2014 in inQueery

Tripping Over You is a witty and sincere glimpse into the start of a new relationship that explores what happens after the excitement of that first confession.

Trans* Representation in the Media

November 5, 2014 in inQueery

A hot topic these days is the representation of trans* people in the media. Some people claim that trans* is the new gay– now that gay rights have gained traction with the majority (60% of states have marriage equality) that it is time to focus on a more marginalized population of the LGBT community, transgender people.

An Open Letter to Allies

October 1, 2014 in inQueery

InQueery Guest Writer Alex tackles the tricky subject of allies in our LGBTQA+ community and brings up some important issues that have been avoided when it comes to space, identity and support.

The Implications of LGBT Empirical Studies

September 17, 2014 in inQueery

InQueery Writer Connor Payne offers a critical look at empirical studies on human behavior, from what some call “gayness” to politically conservative stereotypes. Are we taking scientific studies too heavily at face value and assuming too readily that there is a clear-cut reason for our differences? Read on to delve further into this interesting take.

Homeless LGBT Youth – A Look at Three Centers Lending a Helping Hand

September 10, 2014 in inQueery

Over 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT. What resources are out there? Guest Writer Aurora Smith presents us with an invaluable list of homeless shelters in the Bay Area that are LGBT-friendly, accommodating, full of activities and educational resources as well!

A Social Epidemic from a Medical Perspective: The Work of Joep Lange

August 20, 2014 in inQueery

Guest Writer Meredith Tsang reports on the impact of the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in which an HIV/AIDS researcher, Joep Lange, was killed and put his work into the larger social context of HIV/AIDS history and research. The focus of the article is how HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only a medical and biological issue but also greatly affected and impacted by the social which in turn can affect access to treatment and care. Lange’s work is a great discussion point on what approaches can be used to …

InQueery News: What’s the Deal with Dating Apps, Richard Nixon, Ohio Swimming Pools and #StayStrongPutin?

July 30, 2014 in inQueery

This week, we talk about our end-of-PRIDE weekend and also bring you some news stories about Richard Nixon, Vladimir Putin, discrimination in Ohio and more! Recorded on July 14, 2014.

Updates on Ending the Ban on Gay Blood

July 23, 2014 in inQueery

This week, we revisit the issue of the ban on donors who are men who have had sex with men with updates on the recent National Gay Blood Drive. The drive took place in over 50 cities across America and this year won’t be the last. Read on and sign the petition to push the White House into reviewing the discriminatory policy that is costing lives.

InQueery News: Marriage Equality, Wall Street Families and “Sounding Gay”

July 2, 2014 in inQueery

Thank you all for joining us once again for InQueery news LIVE. In this episode, we discuss updates on marriage equality as well as if there’s such a thing as “sounding gay.”

50 Years of Gays in the Media & in the Streets: The 1990’s

June 25, 2014 in inQueery

J.J Medina returns with another overview of a decade that’s upheld as the pinnacle of nostalgia by Millennials. But what about LGBT representation in the media and larger society? Read on to refresh your memory.

We Can Do Better: A Call for Introspection Among Radical Feminists and Trans* Inclusive Feminists

May 28, 2014 in inQueery

Both a personal reflection and an acknowledgement of difference within feminist thought, this article seeks to expose the multiple disconnects between radical and trans* inclusive feminist, and to outline the necessity for conversations surrounding inclusivity.

50 Years of Gays in the Media & in the Streets: The 1980’s

May 21, 2014 in inQueery

Many events came to pass in the 80’s that made it one of the most important decades of progress in our gay history. The LBGT community was dealt heavy blows from a myriad of sources, and struggled to reclaim its voice from setbacks in both cinema and society. While a few films lent themselves to lighter and more uplifting tones, others chose to demonize and damn the LBGT community in its entirety. Because of these bruises and the LBGT communities’ reaction to them, the 1980’s b…

HIV Equal: What Is It and Why Does it Matter?

March 26, 2014 in inQueery

InQueery Writer Shannon Grooms outlines the HIV Equal campaign and its vision, also addressing the criticisms around representation they have faced.

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