With each word, you sent sharp knives through my chest. “You’re too pretty to be a lesbian” you told me, and then cracked a smile. However, there was something you didn’t notice. I am pretty because I am a lesbian.
Homelessness among LGBTQ youth is quickly reaching epidemic proportions within America — and it is even more intensified for LGBTQ youth of color, like myself.
“Dirty Computer” is truly an album for this generation of outcasts and open minds, as it is refreshing to see a black woman in music going against the grain and doing what she’s been capable of doing all along.
On May 4, members of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) rallied on Spelman College’s campus to protest injustice the LGBTQ+ community at Spelman has faced in recent weeks.
Instead of spending the movie chasing after a lost love, Simon is chasing love within himself and the people around him in a way that has never been captured on the big screen before.
I could relate hard to the Simon character, even though I’m straighter than a stick. All I wanted for him in the end was happiness.
For a love story, nothing about the film is sappy or clichéd, nor is the movie ever cynical or shy in how it tells this story.
Coupled with the fact that Valkyrie is a black female, she serves as a direct reflection of my own reality.
After embracing my authentic self during the span of an academic year, I packed my bags to head home — and, with my clothes, conditionally put away a part of myself.
Atlanta has numerous opportunities for queer teens to feel valued, whether that means hanging, getting accessible health care or finding housing.