homophobia

Chick-fil-A continues to financially support anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

Chick-fil-A continues to financially support anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

03/28/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor It turns out that your spicy chicken sandwich still comes with a side of homophobia: In a less-than-shocking report by ThinkProgress, it was revealed that Chick-fil-A has continued to donate to anti-LGBTQ+ causes despite claiming otherwise in 2016. The company had vowed to cut donations with all “contributions […]

Tucker Carlson drama demonstrates Fox News’ true colors once more

Tucker Carlson drama demonstrates Fox News’ true colors once more

03/14/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor As time goes on, it gets harder and harder to find any redeeming qualities in the cesspool that is Fox News. From accusations of editorializing news stories with a right-wing twist to alleged sexual harassment, the network’s bigwigs face a list of controversies that could span a country […]

Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about attack; set back work of activists

02/28/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor In the early morning hours of Jan. 29, Empire star Jussie Smollett was walking through the streets of Chicago when a pair of masked men allegedly attacked him. Smollett claimed that the two assaulted him with racial and homophobic slurs, placed a noose around his neck and roughed […]

Assault of Jussie Smollett proves yet again that bigotry still prevails

Assault of Jussie Smollett proves yet again that bigotry still prevails

01/31/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor In the early hours of Tuesday morning, while the Northeast and Midwest prepped for stunning bouts of cold, something even more chilling than snowfall and winter winds took place on the streets of Chicago. Jussie Smollett, known for his role as musician Jamal Lyon on Fox’s Empire, was […]

Coachella festival funds bigoted organizations

Coachella festival funds bigoted organizations

Hallie Lauer | Features & Layout Editor 04/19/2018 We are at the end of Coachella season, my friends, and you know what that means: flower crowns galore. But maybe there is a little more to it. Like the fact that your $499 (or $999 if you get VIP tickets) go to a man named Philip […]

Trump encourages bigotry with transgender ban

Trump encourages bigotry with transgender ban

04/05/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Well, folks, Trump is back at it again. This time, he reawakened last summer’s woes surrounding the government’s attempts to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. Not only that, but he made his announcement in the week leading up to the International Transgender Day of […]

Staff Editorial: Courageous move made by football player

By Duke Staff One hundred-fifty years ago, our nation enslaved a population of people because of the color of their skin. Seventy years ago, African-Americans were banned from Major League Baseball. Today, Americans look back and say, “What were we thinking?” On Feb. 9, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, a prospect in the upcoming NFL […]