LGBT

SCOTUS rules in favor of anti-transgender military ban

SCOTUS rules in favor of anti-transgender military ban

01/24/2019 By Duke Staff Earlier this week, President Trump scored another judicial victory in his attempt to once again undo any important social progress made by previous administrations in the lead up to his presidency. In a 5-4 ruling, with the court’s conservative wing all voting in the majority, the Supreme Court of the United […]

Transgender community targeted by proposed redefinition

Transgender community targeted by proposed redefinition

10/25/2018 By Ollie Gratziger | Opinions Editor LGBT rights organizations around the country are speaking out following a controversial memo unearthed by the New York Times, which could adversely impact the lives of transgender Americans. On Sunday, Oct. 21, the Times reported that the Department of Health and Human Services “is spearheading an effort to […]

Trumpian politics continue to target LGBT+ community

Trumpian politics continue to target LGBT+ community

10/04/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor “Get married, or get out.” That’s the gist of a new Trump-era visa policy, which will target the same-sex partners of foreign diplomats of U.S.-based international organizations like the United Nations, according to TIME Magazine. As of Monday, Oct. 1, the administration limited its policy of issuing visas […]

Queer Eye’s newest season impresses

Queer Eye’s newest season impresses

Neil Runge | Staff Writer 06/23/18 Queer Eye is back and there’s a reason its thumbnail on Netflix is now a box of tissues. Get ready for tears, laughter, smiles and a renewed sense of hope. From start to finish, the Fab Five made up of Antoni Porowski, the chef of the crew; Karamo Brown, […]

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 […]

Love, Simon propels the gay community mainstage

<em>Love, Simon</em> propels the gay community mainstage

By Natalie Schroeder | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 Opening last weekend with an impressive rating from critics and an important story to be told, Love, Simon is a narrative that people are excited to hear. With a rating of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Love, Simon opened at a solid $11.5 million. The movie has a […]

Kevin Spacey comes out amidst sexual assault allegations

Kevin Spacey comes out amidst sexual assault allegations

By Duke Staff 11/1/17 Following the scandal surrounding the mounting allegations of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein earlier this month, more victims have been inspired to come out and speak about their experiences within the hushed world of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. The latest allegations come from Anthony Rapp, a Broadway and […]

Disney Channel to feature first openly gay character

Disney Channel to feature first openly gay character

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor 11/1/17 When you think of Disney Channel, what comes to mind? Is it jamming to the Jonas Brothers in Camp Rock, or firing up ye olde desktop in your father’s office to play videogames on the station’s website? Regardless, there’s a good chance that gay rights aren’t one of the […]

‘Paper Girls’ makes a socially-conscious return

‘Paper Girls’ makes a socially-conscious return

By Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer Paper Girls returned early August with its third trade paperback collecting Issues #11-15, following 12-year-old Erin and her fellow Stony Stream paper girls in their displacement to the far past. Faced against long-extinct megafauna and cavemen in high-tech gear, the girls find themselves in another temporal fight for their […]