LGBTQ

Trump’s Trans Ban: Discrimination or Distraction?

Trump’s Trans Ban: Discrimination or Distraction?

In a series of tweets released earlier this year, President Donald Trump stated that the government would no longer accept transgender people into the military. After the long awaited 2010 repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” President Trump’s decision is a move against the U.S. having an inclusive military. President Trump cited the rising costs […]

Witch Collective hosts 34 local small businesses

Witch Collective hosts 34 local small businesses

Shoppers looking for locally made products perused through 34 socially conscious vendors during the two-day Winter Solstice Market held at the Mercury Café on Dec. 2 and 3. The weekend sale, organized by Witch Collective, highlighted the work of small business owners of color and LGBTQ vendors. According to their website, Witch Collective is a […]

Auraria reflects on a year of President Trump

Auraria reflects on a year of President Trump

Nov. 8 marked one year since the country’s political fault lines split into deep fractures and President Trump was elected to office. Through activism and protest, most MSU Denver students are learning to cope with their frustration at the current political situation. “I have come to accept reality right now. I believe there’s really nothing […]

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 […]

Westminster speaks against conversion therapy

Westminster speaks against conversion therapy

On Sept. 25, the Westminster City Council passed a proclamation banning conversion therapy. The controversial practice is often targeted at LGBTQ youth. Although the document is not legally binding, the city chose to take a stance on the issue. Conversion therapy, also referred to as reparative therapy, are treatments that claim to change a person’s […]

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 […]

Trans-students protected on Auraria

Trans-students protected on Auraria

MSU Denver President Stephen Jordan issued a statement making it clear that the university’s non-discrimination policy will still protect transgender students regardless of the federal decision that was recently made. On Feb. 22, President Trump withdrew federal protections for transgender students. The decision is now being left up to the states. There are still many […]