Category Archives: Politics

Back to the Bathroom

Michael Tew Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has introduced legislation to bar individuals from using the restroom corresponding to their gender identity. Similar to the highly controversial North Carolina HB2 that did the same thing (along with banning local governments … Continue reading

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What we say when we talk about Orlando.

Michael Tew In Orlando, on June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 53 wounded in the worst mass shooting in American history. They were not random people gathered together for a social occasion. They were at Pulse, a gay … Continue reading

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Changes in Policy Positively Affect Changes in Acceptance

Reviewed by Timothy Ward Does Policy Adoption Change Opinions on Minority Rights? The Effects of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Rebecca J. Kreitzer, Allison J. Hamilton, and Caroline J. Tolbert1 This fascinating study examined the role that policy changes have in altering … Continue reading

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Rejected: Gay Blood and the FDA

Commentary by Nina Brennan More than thirty years have passed since the lifetime ban of blood donation from MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) was implemented. Over the years, there have been small pushes for change: In 2012, for … Continue reading

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Shaming Prevention: Is PrEP a “Risky” Approach?

Commentary by Nina Brennan Today is World AIDS Day. This morning, Michigan Public Radio reported a rising incidence of HIV diagnoses, with approximately 800 new cases per year. Complacent and/or apathetic attitudes which spanned the last decade appear to have … Continue reading

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Transgender Awareness after the Week

Commentary by Nina Brennan Most people would argue that the momentum for LGBTQ equality has been gathering remarkable steam over the past few decades; same-sex marriage, of course, being one of the most forefront debates across the United States. Yet, … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Consider Myself an Activist”

Nina Brennan On October 30, 2014, in an editorial to Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared himself “proud to be gay.” Cook, a longtime advocate for LGBTQ equality policy, explained that while he has been open about his sexual … Continue reading

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