The Proud Whopper

“Do gay people even eat fast food?” “I think it’s cool, I think it’s a great idea. It’s great.” “It makes me feel supportive. It makes me feel proud.” “I love my two mummies.” These were the reactions of a few customers to Burger King’s “Proud Whopper”, released at the San Francisco Pride Festival. The burger, […]

Minneapolis turns its back on special needs students

Last week, the one-year-old charter school Minnesota School of Science informed the families of 40 North Minneapolis students with special needs, such as Autism and Down’s Syndrome, that they would be breaking their promise of allowing these students to return to class in September. The school took over the district’s Cityview Elementary School in August […]

One Year of Marriage Equality in New York

Tomorrow, on Tuesday, 24th July 2012, New York will celebrate a year of marriage equality – the first anniversary of the city’s legalization of gay marriage. New York is the sixth state in the US to (finally!) give gay couples the right to wed legally. A record 659 couples tied the knot on this day […]

So you find lesbians sexy but not gay men?

After many enduring years of the Gay community endlessly trying to make us realize that there is nothing askew about homosexuality, our society has finally come around to embrace the Gay community, but not as amiable as Harvey Milk would have hoped us to. Two questions. When was the last time you saw your straight […]

The Truth About Sexuality

A few weeks ago President Obama publicly stated that he supports gay marriage. This led to many controversies between politicians and the public, which then led to people questioning whether Obama really did support gay marriage or if it was just a strategy to help him gain more votes in the next election. Very few […]

When She Woke

Hillary Jordan takes an old idea and flips it to give it a modern yet controversial flair in When She Woke. When She Woke, which is based loosely on Nathaniel Hawthorn novel, The Scarlet Letter, takes place in a dystopian society based on an ultra-conservative and religious America. The protagonist, Hannah Payne, who serves as […]

Desks in DC

  If you headed down to National Mall the past couple of days, you might have seen the 857 desks, representing the statistical 857 students who drop out of America’s High Schools every hour, every day, displayed not far from the base of the Washington Monument. This installation was part of the College Board’s latest […]