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?
Why would a queer student come to a university that Princeton Review had ranked in 2014 as one of the most unfriendly LGBTQ+ universities in the United States? Here are a few responses from queer students on why they made the decision to attend Pepperdine and what factors they considered when committing to this university. "I came to Pepperdine because I felt that out of all … [Read more...] about ‘Why Would You, a Queer Student, Come to Pepperdine?’
Photos courtesy of Crossroads March marked the four-year anniversary of Seaver College’s historic LGBTQ+ club, Crossroads. Crossroads was the first LGBTQ+ organization to be approved by Pepperdine’s Seaver College on March 21, 2016. Alumnus David Hylton (2016), who confounded and was co-president of Crossroads, said the club was an opportunity for students at a Christian … [Read more...] about Only the Beginning: A Look into Crossroads’ Past Four Years
Art by Ally ArmstrongThis column serves as the voice of Crossroads and is written by Grace Ramsey, a member of the Crossroads e-board. Crossroads is the Pepperdine student-run organization advocating for LGBTQ+. I was 13 when everyone I knew suddenly became obsessed with crushes and first kisses and who was "hottest." I didn't get what all the fuss was about.Three years later, … [Read more...] about Understand the Invisible Orientation
Graphic by Nate Barton Kindergarten is a crucial learning period where children learn the fundamentals of important topics such as sharing, friendship and the alphabet. These are lessons that provide them knowledge for a lifetime, and sex education needs to be added to that list. In the Netherlands, sex education is an open conversation about self image, gender, … [Read more...] about Sex Education: Expand the Conversation to Kindergarteners