Tag: LGBTQ+

OPINION: Mainstream media misrepresents LGBTQ+ community

By Leo Cabral Film and television are mediums I’ve always escaped to for comfort. However, that comfort slowly faded as I realized that there aren’t many people like me on-screen. The further I journeyed into and embraced my gender identity, the less I saw myself in the media I consumed. In fact, I don’t believe

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OPINION: Healthcare needs to do better for trans lives

By Leo Cabral A trip to the hospital can induce anxiety in some and total horror in others. I’m not talking about the fear of needles. I’m talking about being queer in the healthcare system. There are many reasons why transgender people express trepidation when the time comes to see a doctor — this can

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OPINION: Onslaught of conservative legislation targets LGBTQ+

By Julio Rodriguez “Our ignorance is weaponized to pass laws that hurt people,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY.  The history of this country is tainted with racist and bigoted laws that have been in place since its inception. That unfortunate tradition continues in the modern-day United States.  Arkansas and South Dakota have taken it upon

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RCC Alumna Domaine Javier discusses her struggles and successes throughout her life

By Leo Cabral Domaine Javier is a writer, actress, nurse and transgender icon, but most importantly, she is a regular human being, “just with extra sparkles.” Javier, 28, was crowned Homecoming queen at Riverside City College in 2010, earned a total of seven degrees and became a registered nurse. She has starred on MTV’s “True

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Editorial: Gender reveal parties are harmful

By The Viewpoints Editorial Board By now, the bulk of the Western world has experienced gender reveal parties — the booming trend of pink and blue social media posts, confetti and even explosions.  The trend is not a long standing tradition followed by past generations. It began with Jenna Karvundis in 2008, when, after multiple

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