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29 May 2020

The White Ga(y)ze 

The total number of hate crimes motivated by anti-LGBTQIA+ beliefs has risen every year since 2014. The most recent FBI report showed 15.9 percent of single-bias incidents stemmed from sexual orientation bias.  Folks in the LGBTQIA+ community are still dealing with huge amounts of prejudice, but…



In August, Illinois passed a law requiring public schools to incorporate LGBTQIA+ history into their curricula. It’s the third state to pass such legislation this year, following New Jersey in February and Colorado in May. California has had a similar law in place since 2011….


My Trans Experience 

By Julian Hodge *This column contains reference to self-harm. Ever since I came out as transgender nonbinary in high school, I hear things from people like, “you are so chill for a trans person” or “you’re the only trans person I like to hang out…

Free Rodney Reed 

*This article contains references to sexual assault.  Clemente Javier Aguirre spent 14 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.  Charles Ray Finch was put behind bars at 38 when he was wrongfully convicted of gunning down gas station owner Richard  Holloman.  Imprisoned…

Capitalist Suprem(e)acy 

Often, appropriation is an  indispensable component of art. What would Marcel Duchamp’s portfolio be without the readymades? Who would Andy Warhol be without a Campbell’s tomato soup can? The history of art is one of reception, revision and recreation. But there are instances when creative…

Abuses Escalate in ICE Detention Centers 

Twenty-four people have died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody since Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. These deaths are not random or accidental. They are the result of government-inflicted human rights abuses that began with ICE’s establishment in 2003 and have only…

Stand With Hong Kong 

For the past 207 days, Hong Kong residents have protested against China’s authoritarian regime. The people of Hong Kong have called on the U.S. for assistance in reaffirming the “one country, two systems” policy. Britain gave ownership of Hong Kong to China in 1997, resulting in…