Saturday, July 24, 2021

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EVERYONE DESERVES A CHANCE TO A FAMILY

BEING PART OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY SHOULDN’T TAKE AWAY YOUR CHANCE TO ADOPT OR OF BEING ADOPTED An estimated two million LGBTQ+ individuals are interested in adopting —a lot of potential parents for a system constantly aging out children instead of finding them adequate homes. The reason that LGBTQ+ people...

IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE REINVENTING YOURSELF

NEW YEAR NEW ME CAN BE HARD WHEN THE TRAUMA IS ONGOING “New Year, New Me” can be inspirational and transformational to some,  helping set yourself in motion for the new year. This is not the case for everyone. Speaking from experience, this slogan has the potential to be emotionally...

LGBTQ+ TERMS TO KNOW IN SPANISH

TOGETHER WE CAN LEARN TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE IN SPANISH Translating from one language to another poses challenges because some words or phrases don’t have a simple translation. The word “epalagoso”  in Spanish, for example; a word that can not be directly translated into English. Although its direct translation means...

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE X IN LATINX

SPANISH IS CHANGING TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE AND THAT’S OKAY Language is created and therefore subject to change. Spanish is not the only language that has changed over time. Adaptation in language can be observed over time in English, French, American Sign Language, and almost every other language out there....

ELLIOT PAGE CAME OUT AS TRANSGENDER AND WE’RE SO PROUD OF HIM

LET'S USE THIS MOMENT TO BE BETTER ALLIES   The media erupted with the news that Elliot Page has come out as transgender, and it’s amazing to see the wave of love and support that he received. The media outlets were quick to fix their pronouns and skillfully avoided deadnaming them. ...

TO THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY: THERE IS POWER IN YOUR FAITH

RELIGION IS NOT CLOSED TO YOU. The honest to God truth is that whether you are Muslim, Jewish, or Christian and LGBTQ+—your God loves you. While religious institutions that have been colonized and rebranded for the sake of condemning and excluding may not love you or welcome you, it’s important...

TRANSMEDIA REPRESENTATION

HOW THE MEDIA CONDITIONED THE PUBLIC TO RESPOND TO THE TRANS EXPERIENCE Oftentimes we find ourselves mimicking what we see on our screens. It’s why embedded content is so effective in reaching audiences. Seeing a character do something creates a reaction in our real lives. For example, kids believe they...

BLACKOUT TUESDAY

ECONOMIC BLACKOUT IN SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT Protesting with our money is not a new idea but on  July 7 it was an important one. Calvin Martyr said so in his video that sparked the flame for Blackout Tuesday. He called back to the boycotts of the civil...