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Why we should stop using the word homophobic

Why we should stop using the word homophobic

Lexi Kayser, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under LGBTQ+, Opinion

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. Mysophobia is the fear of germs. Hemophobia is the fear of blood. And homophobia is the fear of...gay people? As an English major, I have lots of opinions when it comes to words, their roots, their meanings. I’m a total word geek, to be candid with you, and on...

Driving for Justice

Driving for Justice

Caroline Lipski, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Black Communities, LGBTQ+, News

What started as an old delivery truck has grown into a network of four “mobile museums” with the mission of driving the conversation surrounding culture, race and identity. These mobile museums, dubbed The Justice Fleet, "foster healing through art, dialogue, and play,” said Amber Johnson, Ph.D., asso...

Why Pride?

Why Pride?

Callie Calamla, Contributor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Commentary, LGBTQ+, Opinion

A brief history of pride community events: Recorded pride gatherings date back to 1969, when queer/LGBTQ+ people rioted in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. Since then, pride celebrations have ranged from designated pride months and pride parades to varying pride...

Halloween Party for Progress

Halloween Party for Progress

Mary Adcock, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, LGBTQ+

On Friday, Oct. 27, the St. Louis Worker’s Education Society (WES) hosted a punk-rock revolution-themed Halloween party at their headquarters on South Jefferson Avenue with a book sale and flea market.  People came dressed in costumes from popular culture and politics while lights and loud music cam...

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