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SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

04/25/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Searching for the right job is no walk in the park. College grads would be hard-pressed to name a bigger source of stress than answering the dreaded question, “What comes next?” But for gay and transgender Americans, the job search is made all the more difficult by the […]

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 […]

CW’s ‘Supergirl’ shows TV’s first transgender superhero

CW’s ‘Supergirl’ shows TV’s first transgender superhero

11/01/2018 By Rachel Krotseng | Staff Columnist The focus of Supergirl has always been equality and change, and now it is making history by casting Nicole Maines for the role of Nia Nal, a cub-reporter at Cat-Co Worldwide Media, television’s first transgender superhero. The current political divide between people on matters of immigration is reflected […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Women’s March awakens PGH feminism, calls for unity

Women’s March awakens PGH feminism, calls for unity

01/25/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor On an unseasonably warm Sunday morning, the streets of downtown Pittsburgh began to fill with a united and diverse crowd. The City that Always Sleeps had seemingly woken up. The 2018 Pittsburgh Women’s March began at 11 a.m. on Jan. 21 on the steps of the City County […]

Anti-trans Amendment in CHIP bill causes controversy

Anti-trans Amendment in CHIP bill causes controversy

By Charlie Megginson | Staff Columnist 11/1/17 Read any newspaper in Pennsylvania, and you’re likely to see this headline: It could soon be illegal for transgender youth in Pennsylvania to receive healthcare under the Children’s Health Insurance Program. But before you get upset with out-of-touch lawmakers in Harrisburg, let’s dig a little deeper into the […]

Trans people deserve equal protection under law

Trans people deserve equal protection under law

By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor 10/12/17 Every time the United States administration does something stupid, I think to myself, “Well, at least it can’t possibly get any worse than this.” And then it does. We’ve hit a moral rock bottom, and instead of offering a ladder, Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke out the shovel […]

Munroe Bergdorf wrongly fired from L’Oreal after activism

Munroe Bergdorf wrongly fired from L’Oreal after activism

By: Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor The makeup industry has a reputation of not being inclusive for people of color. However, the most recent debacle with L’Oreal has brought about a discussion of racism with recently fired ambassador Munroe Bergdorf. Bergdorf is a black, queer transgender woman who recently claimed the title of the newest […]