Racism within the LGBTQIA+ Community

Contributor: Democrat This LGBTQIA+ community had a major win earlier last month. On June 15th, the Supreme Court ruled to include members of the LGBT+ community into the interruption of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which provided equal employment and prohibited discrimination based on race, religion, national origin and sex. The recent ruling from the highest court in the land has … Continue reading Racism within the LGBTQIA+ Community

The OG’s of gay culture

Author: Landon Lai (Social Libertarian) When people think of gay culture, people tend to think of Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, and probably Britney Spears for her infamous line, “Its Britney, b*tch.”  But, what people fail to consider is that awkward silence when your mom asked if the girl you hung out with was your girlfriend, that weird moment after your dad made a slightly (more … Continue reading The OG’s of gay culture

Marsha, Joseph and Sylvia march down Seventh Avenue in 1973.

Before and After: Remembering the Stonewall Uprising

The Stonewall Uprising is most commonly recognized as what sparked the beginning of the LGBTQ+ movement. However, what many people don’t know are the events that led to the momentous night that propelled the entire movement forward. The very first public demonstration for gay rights in the United States took place in 1964. Gay men, lesbian women, and straight supporters gathered in front of the … Continue reading Before and After: Remembering the Stonewall Uprising

Ways To Stand With The LGBTQ Community

Author: Zoltan (Left-Leaning Contributor) Over the years, or over the last few weeks, or maybe even during the time it took you to read the Pride edition of Next Publius, you have decided your friends’ and family’s experiences as LGBTQ people are important to you. You realize your heterosexual privilege can possibly be used for good, but now what? It is Pride month after all, … Continue reading Ways To Stand With The LGBTQ Community

Nature vs. Nurture: A Brief Look at the Science Behind Homosexuality

Author: Molly N. (Left-Leaning Contributor) The question has been asked for decades: What, exactly, makes someone gay? The answer is still widely debated, and countless studies have set out to put the query to bed. Even so, there’s still plenty that we don’t know. It’s important to understand, too, that the reason a question is asked can affect the way the answer is sought out, … Continue reading Nature vs. Nurture: A Brief Look at the Science Behind Homosexuality