Photos by Milan Loiacono We learn our ABCs in preschool but for many people there is still a series of letters that seem unfamiliar. It’s time to demystify the LGBTQIAP+ acronym. The following explanations of each letter are compiled from sources including the LGBTQIA Resource Center at UC Davis, OutRight Action International, The New York Times and interviews with … [Read more...] about The ABCs of LGBTQ+
LGBTQ+ Edition: We Are All Human
Art by Elizabeth Brummer Despite any progress the world makes in recognizing queer culture and rights, the LGBTQ+ community faces challenges that impact their day-to-day lives. What does it mean to understand a queer identity? What does it mean to be a part of the gender spectrum versus the sexual spectrum? What are the challenges and setbacks every queer identity … [Read more...] about Learn Queer Issues to Counteract LGBTQIAP+ Discrimination
Art by Madeline Duvall Stereotypes are everywhere. They can manipulate the truth and generate a false narrative, leading to a lack of understanding and erroneous assumptions. While some stereotypes are a result of a small truth, many can be misconstrued and inaccurate. In the LGBTQ+ community alone, stereotypes have resulted in misconceptions, wrongfully held beliefs and, … [Read more...] about Exposing LGBTQ+ Stereotypes in Favor of Representing Truth
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?