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Rainbow Connection: Diamond’s case highlights equality needs, rights in prisons

Intersectionality is the idea that different oppressions, such as racism and sexism, compound and affect each other in unpredictable ways in the lives of people who are part of multiple marginalized groups.  For example, feminists must take into account the effects of racism on black women in working…

Transcending transphobia: How to be a better ally

There is currently a major debate going on concerning the rights of transgender people — that is, people who do not identify with the gender they were assigned to when they were born.  The question of whether trans people and their gender identities should be treated with equality…

LGBT youth homelessness: Out of the closet and onto the streets

LGBT youth homelessness: Out of the closet and onto the streets

Youth homelessness is a major problem in the United States. A 2013 Department of Justice report estimated that there are over 1.6 million homeless youth in the U.S. Homelessness is especially common among LGBT youth, due largely to family rejection of children and teenagers over their sexual orientation…

Florida lacks ban on LGBT discrimination

LGBT people in 29 states, including Florida, can legally be fired from their job, denied rental of a…

Rainbow Connection: Bans protect youth from ‘conversion therapy

I am from a conservative religious family that thinks being LGBT means being broken.  When I came out…

Rainbow Connection: Marriage equality not end of road

Rainbow Connection: Marriage equality not end of road

The marriage equality movement has made incredible strides over the past few years.  In the summer of 2012,…

Holidays bring LGBT body image to light

In just a few weeks, Eckerd students will be going home for winter break. For many, that will…

Rainbow Connection: Catholic church moves towards LGBT acceptance

In October, the Catholic church almost made a monumental leap toward greater respect for its lesbian, gay, bisexual…

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