Niall Calvert, Wesleyan University
The Netflix documentary thrusts the veiled, often ignored pseudoscience of this illegitimate practice into the spotlight.
Savannah McCracken, University of Arizona
The U.S. soccer team’s loss at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics revealed some Americans’ unpatriotic bias against them.
Despite society’s increasing acceptance of LGBTQ+ relationships, queer couples trying to plan their marital ceremonies often face homophobia.
Kiera Baity, Kennesaw State University
In his newest hit single, Lil Nas X reignites both satanic panic and the fear of Black rock, while many are questioning why the video is just so controversial in the first place.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
These comments might not be explicitly homophobic, but they display the privilege of straight people and trivialize the negative experiences of queer women.
Chase Cutarelli, Columbia University
Eric Cervini’s historical opus describes how homophobia within American law enforcement bears a striking resemblance to racist policing practices.
Rose Younglove, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Although we’re finally seeing positive depictions of the LGBTQ+ community in film and television, that was definitely not always the case.
Maya Butler, Baylor University
Smollett, if guilty, is stupid. But the politicians, no matter what, were self-seeking.
Caleb Edwards, Michigan State University
Games like ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ and ‘Monster Prom’ show how games can subtly influence users’ opinions.
Sema’Jay Hall, San Francisco State University
How Kenya’s ban of forced anal exams on suspected gay men can influence LGBT change.
Megan Batt, SUNY Cortland
Can someone be a member of the LGBT+ community and still be homophobic? Absolutely, and it happens more often than you’d think.
Grace John, Rutgers University
Activist Jean Chong and other LGBTQ+ individuals voice their concern for the rampant homophobia in Asia, noting that progression is still distant.
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