My Big Fat Gay Column

“Trans” forming Televison

The media’s portrayal of transgender people has always been a touchy subject among the trans community and people close to it. The chief complaint is usually that more often than not, even roles that would seem to be geared towards a trans actor tend to go to cispeople anyway. Chances…

Grinding rights away

It is difficult to find a group more popularly associated with hook-up culture than the LGBT community. The stigma that developed from this culture has been highly detrimental to the community at large. Naturally, then, the culture must be dying out as the LGBT community comes to the…

Under the crescent moon

When justifying the 2022 FIFA World Cup awarded to Qatar, in spite of the nation’s questionable human rights record, FIFA President Joseph Blatter had critical advice for any LGBT individuals. “I’d say they [LGBT attendees] should refrain from any sexual activities,” said Blatter. While Blatter was joking at…

Catechism of the LGBT

I was first introduced to the concept of a gay person in an eighth grade religion class. The…

Illinois legalizes gay marriage

When I took this column on, I said that I would never write about marriage laws. I have…

The catalyst for change

In my senior year of high school, Tyler Clementi jumped from the George Washington Bridge. His cardinal sin…

A watching we will go

It’s hard to find a better conduit to society than TV. Whether early in the age with great…

Modern social Iron Curtain

The balance of power changed in 1980. The Soviet Union’s Vladimir Krutov was sent to the penalty box…

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