With the return of Game of Thrones this week, I was inspired to write something less policy-oriented and more media-oriented. Instead of talking about queer people being disenfranchised and treated as if they’re not real people, I’ll talk more about how they’re frequently written as if they’re not real people.
In the past several weeks, the legislatures of multiple states have passed new laws to suppress and police queer people. In this piece, I focus on North Carolina’s recent “bathroom bill” as a specific instance of a trend that continues to occur across the country. North Carolina's House Bill #2 (HB2), signed
Nancy Reagan died two weeks ago at the age of 94. Immediately, media outlets jumped on the headline, cranking out uplifting, sentimental stories about her compassion and her unfaltering support for her husband. Presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton took the opportunity to appeal to undecided conservatives by speaking fondly of Mrs.
At the end of 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed its policy on accepting blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM). Before the change, MSM had lifetime bans. Now, they are permitted to donate blood, but only after a full twelve months of celibacy. This isn’t
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBTQ+ rights advocacy group and non-profit organization in the country. Even if the HRC's name doesn’t ring a bell, its logo—a yellow equals sign on a blue background—probably does. Whether online, on car bumpers, or on Nalgene water bottles, the logo seems to appear
What if there were a pill, taken daily, that could drastically reduce your risk of contracting HIV? Barring an actual cure or fully preventative vaccine, it’s the holy grail in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It might surprise you to learn that it exists. It might also surprise you to learn