A Guy’s View on Katy Perry and Feminism

As a male, it is fully expected that upon sight of a girl as beautiful as Katy Perry, I must at least consider what a dynamic rack she has. It is mandatory to at least ask myself if that isn’t one smoking hot ass....

America as Dystopia

Dystopian novels have been regarded as everything from warnings to prophecies to a rebellious but harmless form of entertainment which can make a big profit with teenagers. But sometimes it seems as if major political leaders have studied these books for tips.  In many...

Will Someone Please Ask Heterosexuals to Stop Making Gay Babies?

In regards to civil rights, North Carolina has decided to take more than a few steps back rather than forward. The GLBT people of NC have endured more out loud discrimination recently due to voting on Amendment One which happened May 8th. The people...

Editor’s Letter

Last month we dealt with race, and this month’s issue we’re dealing with the topics that apply to the GLBT community. I am gay. I came out when I was 14 and have never had an issue with my sexual orientation anymore than a heterosexual...

It’s Just Hair, If You’re White

Recently, I was on the Seattle ferry and found myself a few seats from a beauty school student. We began talking hair and I told her of research I conducted on Black women and the discourse of natural or, unprocessed and kinky hair in...

Donald Trump Next President of the United States

After what began as an incredibly close race, by the end of the night Hillary Clinton's lead slid away and it was soon very evident that Donald Trump would be the next President of the United States of America. Eight years ago we saw America...

An Autonomy of Self

The United States lags behind in social progress as many countries regulate and legalize prostitution. In 2003, the United States Supreme Court oversaw Lawrence v. Texas, ruling to legalize sodomy in the entire nation. Justice Kennedy remarked, "Liberty presumes an autonomy of self that includes...

The Gas About Religion and State

The Gas about Religion and State Like it or not, humans are predictable, no matter what you are hearing from mass media these days. Politics and religion are two of the most consistent and predictable behaviors of all. Can you remove politics from religion? No....

The Post Election Freak-Out

Based on conversations I’ve had, hysterical posts on Facebook I’ve seen, and alarming news stories I’ve read, the panic at the re-election of President Obama among conservatives is more dramatic than possibly any presidential election in our nation’s history.  People are still posting rants,...

Evolving

As June arrives and PRIDE celebrations begin I like to take inventory of my impressions and thoughts over the past years. Much like President Obama, my ideas on gay marriage have been evolving. As an out lesbian who identifies as both femme and queer the...