Stonewall Paper – Final

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Liz Velez Dr. Kimon Keramidas Queering the Web 4/5/2017 Stonewall: A White Man’s Narrative June 28th in 1969 would mark the first of a five-day-long riot that would act as the opening shot of the [...]

Milo Yiannopoulos Final

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Liz Velez Dr. Kimon Keramidas Queering the Web 4/5/2017 A Liberal Defense of an Alt-Right Troll Heroes come in many forms, and for the Alternative Right, it came in the form of an effeminate gay [...]

LGBT-themed Children’s Books

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Regarding the methodology of selection for the books that are examined herein, it is important to note that these books have primarily been chosen because they are “firsts” - often, the first to concern a [...]

Asian Americans LGBT and Their Families

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Introduction The issues of gay, lesbian, and bisexual Asian Americans are both diverse and complex in terms of cultural, social, religious, and psychological themes (Liu and Chan, 2003). This paper will focus on first generation [...]

Criminalizing Queerness: Black/PoC Films Before Moonlight

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Pariah (2011) The success of Moonlight (2016) winning Best Picture at the Oscars was not only a phenomenal achievement for a low budget film about queer people but also a triumph for representation [...]

The Evolution of Performative Drag Spaces

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Throughout history performing while wearing drag, was a tool actors used to convey a character’s appearance while giving them more personality at the same time. In theatre, it is the ritualistic principal of putting on [...]

The Influences of Fanny and Stella’s Trial on the Present Day

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Historical norms with regard to sexuality and gender are heavily embedded into any society and what seems to go unnoticed is the people that helped pave the way for some of these changes, because our [...]

Iconic Photos of LGBT and African American Rights Movements

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Introduction to Topic and Main Argument: Photos and pictures often say more than a thousand words ever could. Many photographs were taken during the civil rights movement and the LGBT rights movement, when the two [...]

Transgender Athletes in the United States

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

In recent years, transgender athletes have been pushing toward more opportunities to compete in athletic competitions and be included in professional leagues, and on the whole they’ve made measurable progress. One of the most effective [...]

The History of NYU LGBTQ Activism

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

In the late 1960s, two new forces were finding their feet in Greenwich Village. Gay liberation was coming out of the closet and into the streets, clashing with the police and making waves in public [...]

Sarah McBride

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

In 2012, Sarah McBride came out as transgender in an op-ed after ending her term as Student Body President at American University. Her coming out gained widespread media attention, and came at a time when [...]