Articles tagged: LGBTQ
How embracing sexual fluidity can liberate queer sexuality
I contend that being open to the idea that our sexuality can and may change can reduce queer (and perhaps even straight) people’s anxiety surrounding their sexual identity and encourage them to live their most authentic selves without fear of alienation.
It’s time we reconstruct our view of protests
“Constructive” protests are generally nonviolent and informative to the other side, with the hope that people who previously disagreed with you will come to see your cause and make concessions. If a protest doesn’t meet these goals and expectations, however, it is often written off altogether, deemed instead “unconstructive,” “unhelpful to the cause,” or in the extremes even labeled as “riots.”
Hoya Sex-a: The Voice’s 2022 sex survey
As the first brisk wave of winter air blows across campus, the Voice wants to know more about the steamy sex lives of its readers. More importantly, we want to promote a raw dialogue about sex—the carnal details, the riveting minutiae, and everything in between.
Get out your wallet, it’s time for Nomadic Theatre’s RENT!
The diverse cast invites even the most off-the-beaten-path audience member to sit down at the RENT table and feel at home.
My Policeman is a heart-wrenchingly beautiful portrait of forbidden love and its consequences
My Policeman ensures that despite their relationship’s foretold end, viewers will experience the heartbreak alongside the characters as they attempt to navigate the ramifications of the 1950s’ restrictive social culture.
Hellraiser (2022) is a twisted lesson in remaking a horror classic
After a wait of more than 30 years, our favorite “explorers in the further regions of experience” have made their sinister return to the screen, just in time for... Read more
Students walk out in protest of Mike Pence GU Politics event
On Oct. 19th, former Vice President Mike Pence came to Georgetown’s campus to speak and was met with protests and opposition.
Georgetown reinforces the gender binary, and so does its housing system
Every Hoya deserves to feel at home on the Hilltop. But for many nonbinary and transgender students at Georgetown, gender-affirming living spaces can be hard to access. As it currently stands, Georgetown’s housing system is archaic, inaccessible, and puts transgender and nonbinary students at risk of physical and emotional harm. If Georgetown wants to be inclusive of all students, the university must adopt gender-inclusive housing policies, allowing students to live with others regardless of sex or gender identity.
A League of Their Own (2022) celebrates stories of Black and queer folks in baseball
The year is 1943. With most men off at war, one question remains on every American’s mind: Who will play baseball? Enter the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), recruiting... Read more
Beyoncé, rebirthed: What Renaissance means for her legacy and more
But it’s on Renaissance where Beyoncé proves there’s no need to top herself—she instead transforms the musical geography altogether.
Lesbian bars are adapting to survive. In D.C., As You Are Bar is leading that charge.
Upon visiting As You Are Bar, Ai had a revelation. For the first time in over 30 years, she was dining out without anxiety. “It’s enough that I have to... Read more
Busting down the closet door: the weaponization of coming-out in queer media
For many queer youth, “coming out of the closet” is treated as the ultimate milestone, a crucial step before one is able to truly live their life with pride. The... Read more
It’s time we embrACE asexuality in our education system
While the same lack of resources that I’ve faced in researching my own sexuality will make it hard to create a full curriculum for asexuality, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. This curriculum must explore the fact that asexuality is a spectrum with no set level of sexual attraction experienced by every ace person.
Nellie’s Sports Bar attempts to reopen one month after security dragged a Black woman down the stairs
CW: This article references violence to Black and LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. Nellie’s reopened and broke a month-long public silence following their closure on June 13, the day after Keisha... Read more
Protesters call for Nellie’s Sports Bar to close after bar security dragged a Black woman down the stairs
Protesters gathered in front of Nellie’s Sports Bar, calling for the local community to boycott the well-known gay bar after a viral video.
Gay Men Still Can’t Easily Donate Blood: Why the FDA should end their discriminatory deferral
To be clear, I am not advocating for a complete overhaul of the pre-blood donation screening procedure for every individual; rather, I am looking for more nuance when it comes to screening homosexual and bisexual men.
Online OUTober: Virtual Coming Out Day celebrations mark LGBTQ History Month at Georgetown
Georgetown University LGBTQ Resource Center and GUPride celebrated LGBTQ History Monthand Coming Out Day virtually.
Limited on-campus housing leads to frustration, anxiety
When Georgetown released plans for the Fall 2020 semester on July 6, administrators assured that if health conditions permitted, students who had demonstrated the need for a safe place to... Read more
On The Pandemic: What fall 2020 means for LGBTQ+ students
College campuses create an environment where LGBTQ+ students can live openly, build a community, and finally accept themselves. If Georgetown forces students to continue taking virtual classes this fall, Georgetown strips queer students of the experience they signed up for. This would stifle the thriving LGBTQ+ community, of all races and classes, that I have been able to learn, live, and grow with. LGBTQ+ students need the support a college campus provides.
Acclaimed Indian dancer speaks about LGBT issues
Mesma Belsaré, an acclaimed Indian singer, dancer, artist, and transgender LGBTQ+ activist, spoke with Georgetown students about her creative process on Oct. 10. The event was co-sponsored by the LGBTQ... Read more