Army Reservist Kendall Oliver

Army Reservist Kendall Oliver

Thank you Kendall Oliver for sharing your story. Every day Christians and those from other faith backgrounds find reasons to be exclusive of LGBT people. It takes a lot of bravery to not only push back on policies that hurt us, but also to tell others what has happened to us. You did something courageous in a way. In the face of what Soulforce calls “spiritual violence,” you went back to the Barbershop to confront the owner and give...

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Reclaiming My Gender at My Christian University

Reclaiming My Gender at My Christian University

Who says that persistence doesn’t equal progress? Title IX is a law that has been swooping into conservative Christian schools everywhere. It allows Universities and Colleges to discriminate against students and faculty based on how the religion views homosexuality and gender identity. The only problem is that not all schools have decided which side of the line they fall on. While several schools have filed for Title IX provisions, other...

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Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith

When we think of Will Smith we think of a hunky cis man in a tank top kicking aliens from Independence Day. We think of the last man on earth trying to find a cure for zombies in I Am Legend. We also think of ┬áthat timeless rap theme song that opened each episode of the Fresh Prince of Belair. One last thing we think of? Maybe the hit “Just The Two of Us,” that was written, performed and award winning when his son Jaden Smith was...

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November Transworthy News

November Transworthy News

Oh the places you will go! The phrase goes far beyond the Dr. Seuss classic, often handed out at graduations and milestone birthdays. Looking back over November it’s been quite a month for trans visibility. Why don’t we call it a milestone month. While 2015 has shown to be one of the most transphobic and violent years in US history, it has also revealed some remarkable changes. November just takes the cake ya’ll, and thus the...

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Trans Day of Rememberance

Trans Day of Rememberance

The statistics are ghastly, but even in the wake of their deaths we have to honor the glory of their lives. Trans Day of Remembrance, which comes every November 20th, stands as a tribute to those who came before us and as a macabre reminder that there is much work to be done. Over the year 23 transgender women were murdered, most of which happened in the first two weeks of the year. The Advocate took the time to remember their faces and their...

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