Anita Rao (she/her)
For some, fashion exists at the nexus of identity and expression. Individuals work political messages, sustainability causes, and creative experimentation into their style. For others, their clothes for the day depend solely on the weather app and whatever is atop the laundry pile.
Evan Hall (He/They)
When the 4H’s were coined at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, one thing was clear: society wanted to ostracize populations most affected by AIDS. Homosexual. Haitians. Heroin Users. Hemophiliacs. Now, 40 years after the beginning of the US HIV/AIDS epidemic with advanced medical technology to treat HIV and a large decrease in HIV cases, where are these four groups now? More specifically, how are these four groups contextualized to Southeastern Michigan?
Living in a Rainbowland. The skies are blue and things are grand. Wouldn't it be nice to live in paradise? Where we're free to be exactly who we are. Let's all dig down deep inside. Brush the judgment and fear aside. Make wrong things right. And end the fight. 'Cause I promise ain't nobody gonna win.
-Miley Cryus & Dolly Parton, “Rainbowland”
11/1/2021 0 Comments
Atticus Spicer, they/he
Allow me to set the scene. In leaving my bedroom after a Zoom that ends at approximately 9:30 p.m., I'm greeted by one of my roommates, who has decided to get his Friday night revelries started and is in the middle of noncommittally burning popcorn in our microwave. Somewhere along the course of our conversation, he mentions something about the Bates Motel. I pick up the bit, reference “Psycho” back, and am met with confusion— confusion beyond just a roommate who has started his celebration of the weekend earlier than me. Desperately, I try to jog his memory; I make vague stabbing motions with the sponge I’ve been using to clean the sink, I do a questionable impression of the film’s infamous theme, I explain that Janet Leigh, the actress who played Marion Crane, is THEE Jamie Lee Curtis’s mother. My efforts are fruitless; he’s not getting it.
Elessar Younglove (they/she)
Today I had the privilege to interview queer author and artist Isabel Scheck (she/her), or Izzy for short. Izzy is pan and ace, and at 23 years old she’s already a published writer! Her latest work, “Ace of Arts”, an ace spec art book, showcases her talent. The author describes her work as “a collection of artworks containing the different aspects of asexual, aromantic and other a-spec identities within the LGBTQ* community as a whole, shown in the form of abstract and aesthetic art pieces.”
Catherine Sullivan (she/hers)
Soccer has been a lifelong passion of mine. Growing up, making the varsity team one day was always my goal. But once I realized I was trans, things got complicated. Though I never ended up playing for a woman-only team, my experience around it could provide a look into this complicated and contentious issue.
Cate Sullivan (she/her)
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been in the news lately due to a slew of bills aiming to make it more difficult for trans people to use HRT for gender-affirming care. But what is HRT, and why is it so contentious?
Dyanna Bateman (she/her)
Looking for some last minute classes to add to next semester? Here’s your guide to all the LGBTQ+ classes being offered at UM for Fall 2021.