Tag: transgender

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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Bathrooms make LGBTQ+ students uncomfortable

Posted Dec. 3, 2014 | Printed Dec. 1, 2014 Amber Jones | Special to Viewpoints The issue of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning+ rights on the Riverside City College Campus continues after a year on the back burner. “As a transgender person, I have an anxiety of public restrooms, so if I am at

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