Pence & Hamilton: An American Distraction
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Pence & Hamilton: An American Distraction

Last Friday, Vice President-elect Mike Pence took time from his busy schedule (which this author can only imagine consists namely of monitoring his running mate’s Twitter use) to see the pop culture phenomenon that is Hamilton: An American Musical. The cast took notice and Brandon Victor Dixon (aka Aaron Burr) addressed Pence personally: “We, sir, we … Continue reading

Why Black Mirror’s “San Junipero” is Everything
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Why Black Mirror’s “San Junipero” is Everything

Black Mirror, a descendant of the Twilight Zone and a product of society’s quickly expanding technology, is known for its suspenseful and twisted storylines. In episodes past, the show has explored obsession born of jealousy, perfectionism to the point of self-destruction, voyeurism, and the fragility of humans as they use futuristic technology to act out … Continue reading

“Straight-Passing Privilege” Isn’t Real and Here’s Why
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“Straight-Passing Privilege” Isn’t Real and Here’s Why

Within the LGBTQ community, there’s a concept called “straight passing privilege.” Straight passing privilege implies that individuals in the community who are in opposite-sex relationships or present as more femme or masculine depending on their gender have privilege denied LGBTQ individuals who are in same-sex relationships and present as queer. At face value, there’s merit to the … Continue reading

A Queer Guide to the 2016 Election
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A Queer Guide to the 2016 Election

No matter who wins in November, big changes are coming to the LGBT+ community. Same-sex marriage and equality have been hot topics and fringe issues in the past, but their enormous presence in  presidential campaigns is really surprising.  In the history of this country, there has never been political platforms that have such extreme views regarding queer … Continue reading