Pepperdine students sit in the Amphitheatre on Oct. 11, and listened to students speak about their experiences being LGBTQ+ at Pepperdine at the Strike Out Queerphobia Protest. The protest involved a walkout, said Danica Christy — Crossroads co-president and senior — and protested the Title IX exemption at some religious schools, allowing them to discriminate on the basis of … [Read more...] about Here To Stay: Students Attend Strike Out Queerphobia Protest
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 Gallup, a global analytics firm, released data showcasing that as of February 2021, an estimate of 5.6% of the U.S. population identifies themselves as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. In the same research, Gallup concluded that about one in six adults in Generation Z considers themselves LGBTQ+. Society, in general, seems to be more accepting of the … [Read more...] about Opinion: ‘Coming Out’ — Optional or Obligatory?
Danica Christy smiles for a photo at the Malibu Pier. Christy said she is planning several events for Crossroads Gender and Sexuality Alliance as its event coordinator. Photos courtesy of Danica Christy Junior Psychology major Danica Christy serves as the event coordinator for Crossroads Gender and Sexuality Alliance. Christy is in the midst of planning a Valentine’s Day … [Read more...] about Multidimensional Identity: Danica Christy
Art by Autumn Hardwick Though Pepperdine claims to have an all-inclusive campus that encompasses the LGBTQ+ community, one can only wonder why the University continues to allow Chick-fil-A — a notoriously anti-LGBTQ+ corporation — to regularly serve students on campus. “Inspired by the call of Christ, Seaver College rejects racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, bullying, … [Read more...] about Opinion: Kick Chick-fil-A to the Curb