Intersection

Fierce and Fearless: A Year After Pulse

Fierce and Fearless: A Year After Pulse

It’s been a year since the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen walked into Pulse with an arsenal and claimed the lives of innocent club-goers. Safe spaces suddenly seemed treacherous and inclusivity yet again took a backseat to xenophobia. Entire communities were once again being painted with the […]

The Gay’s Gaze: Intersectional superheroes

The Gay’s Gaze: Intersectional superheroes

In 2015 there was a rumbling among fandoms and film blogs about a new Netflix series called “Sense8.” The rumor was that this show was one of the first to finally find a way to diversify their cast and plotlines to accommodate alternative lifestyles. Could it be real? A show where we’re not promptly killed […]

Denver Health Doula Program: Bringing bliss to birth

Denver Health Doula Program: Bringing bliss to birth

I partake in the nesting and the apprehension, though I am not the mother bearing ripened fruit… I am merely a shadow, a backdrop, a soft hand appreciating the curvature of her rosy flesh… I am a welcoming sigh as the stirring slips into something more, something poetic and sure… Laboring is an art form… […]

One nation, under drag

One nation, under drag

A call rings out over the PA the last Friday of every month at the popular gay nightclub Tracks. “Everyone get in your most uncomfortable positions!” announces Morgan Taylor, the club’s manager. The doors swing open and an onslaught of neon and sequin royalty bursts through. This night is unlike any other at Tracks. Tonight […]

Making change: The $20 turns toward equality

Making change: The $20 turns toward equality

The catalyst making the biggest change to our currency since 1929 started with some housekeeping. The Advanced Counterfeit Deterrence program was established to stay ahead of counterfeiting, which is the primary driver for currency redesign. In June 2013, the ACD recommended to the secretary of the treasury, Jacob Lew, that the $10 note be the […]

Paying it no mind: Honoring my ancestors

Paying it no mind: Honoring my ancestors

The deep purple and blue hues that once seemed to complete carefully painted eyelids, and angry red gashes that were carved just inches from neatly styled wigs, now cannot be found. Their protest signs, once dripping with fresh ink of political scrawlings, are now carefully fashioned safety pins and rainbow duct tape placed securely over […]

White Feminism Is Not Why We March

White Feminism Is Not Why We March

Community members and students gathered Saturday, Jan 21 at the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services office to participate in the Women’s March on Denver.  “Those of us that are going [to the march] from Women’s Studies are trying to be really intentional,” said Andy Putman, assistant to the director of IWSS. “It’s not only […]

Taking space: Bi/Pan/Fluid Awareness Day

Taking space: Bi/Pan/Fluid Awareness Day

Bisexual, Pansexual and Fluid Awareness Day was more than just a lecture or social gathering; instead, it took the form of an exercise, one that gave participants a chance to walk in the shoes of another’s sexuality. What blossomed from this experience was an in-depth conversation about Bi+, Bi-phobia, Mono-sexism and the erasure of fluid […]

How to date a feminist: A guide

How to date a feminist: A guide

My boyfriend is awesome. He is supportive and kind, the best cuddler in the world, and his sleepy morning rambles are on par with Daoist philosophy. My boyfriend is awesome, but I honestly believe myself and my feminism, that is, my belief in the equality of all genders, races, sexualities, abilities, etc., flummoxes him sometimes. It can’t be easy […]

Colorado Springs unlikely candidate

Colorado Springs unlikely candidate

The boom that was Sen. Bernie Sanders political revolution ended like a monstrous bonfire, consuming too much fuel and burning itself out. yet, despite it’s resolution, the David and Goliath narrative remains prevalent in the minds of Sanders supporters. For supporter Misty Plowright, the love for these kinds of tales was kindled so much so that […]