Art by Samantha Miller In a society that constantly wants to put people in boxes, understanding that labels don’t serve the same impact for everyone is crucial when creating a more inclusive and accepting world. Projecting our own understanding of labels onto individuals is inappropriate and labeling should instead should be approached with open-mindedness and a … [Read more...] about Opinion: Tread Lightly with Labels
Art by Samantha Miller When St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church’s rector, the Rev. Joyce Stickney, was a teenager, she served and worked at an orphanage and a refugee camp for Cambodians, Laotians and Vietnamese people in the Philippines. This experience led to her wrestling with the understanding of Christianity that she was taught growing up. “As a teen, I had all these great … [Read more...] about ‘Worth the Struggle’: The Conversation Around Queerness and Christianity
A portion of David’s first letter. Image from Canyonwalker Connections. Editor's Note: All verses cited are from the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible. People often cite certain passages in the Bible to speak out against homosexuality. These passages are described as clobber passages because "people will 'clobber' people over the head with them," said junior … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?
Art by Elizabeth BrummerThe rainbow flag of the LGBTQ+ community celebrates themes of diversity, inclusivity and unity, encouraging kindness and acceptance. Yet for many queer individuals, their coming out experiences are anything but liberating.With statistics showing LGBTQ+ youths being at an even greater risk for mental health struggles and queer youth suicide rates five … [Read more...] about The Intersection of Psychology and the LGBTQ+ Perspective
Photo by Chad Jimenez “I am president of Latino Student Association this year and I am also VP of Finance for Crossroads. I am an ally and advocate for all ethnicities, races, sexualities, and just anyone who are kind of the outliers because I do identify myself as an outlier. One of my goals is to mesh those communities because I know within the Latino community, many … [Read more...] about People of Pepperdine: Salina Perez