I was born in the UK to Muslim immigrant parents. Although not religious, we were a conservative; culturally Muslim family. Saying it was hard growing up in 1970/80’s Britain, is an understatement! What the world viewed of Britain was the royal family and Monty Python. However, my reality was as far removed from that as possible. My upbringing in my industrial town, can only be described as downbeat. Racism, and the violence that accompanied it, was the backdrop to my formative years.
Everyone needs an anthem. “Trans is Love” is my anthem for the transgender community. It’s about the immense struggles we face, the joy and euphoria of coming out as our authentic selves, and the fighting spirit inside each and every one of us. My name is Marissa Kay. I’m 27 years old, and I am […]
In the world of Animation, LGBTQ representation is rare. Queer women are almost solely used as selling points to straight men, and queer men are used as selling points to straight women. When I decided to direct and animate an independent project, I never set out to make a film specifically to combat this.
Individuals with AIDS/HIV are facing New Challenges with Company “No Fault” Attendance Policies. This YouTube Video Shines a Light on the United Airlines No Fault Attendance Policy, that Terminated a Flight Attendant with AIDS.
Wheaton College on “Christ-Centered Diversity”: At Wheaton, we believe that honoring God in everything we do includes honoring him in relationships that bring together people from different ethnic backgrounds. That’s why we’re committed to cultivating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff who reflect the wide spectrum of God’s Kingdom.
I never realized how crucial awkwardness was to being a true LGBTQ+ ally. Recently, the pronoun they changed my mind. They has evolved beyond plural, into a singular pronoun for an individual with a non-binary gender identity. For some folks, they works well, while she or he doesn’t. But the word they, used in this way, seems to cause discomfort. I’ve heard many complaints and (in my admittedly limited experience) these are the most common.
My name is Drew Adams. I am 16 years old. Two years ago, I came out as transgender. I had spent almost 15 years of my life as a girl, but I realized in my heart and my soul that I am a man. Well, maybe not a man yet, since I was only 14, but I was definitely a boy.