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Trial For Equality: Gavin Grimm poses case to Supreme Court

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Gavin Grimm, like many other transgender students and people all over the world, just wanted to use the bathroom: a basic human function. After receiving the okay from his high school principal, he began to use the boys restroom as opposed to girls, which caused a stir within his community. The situation was taken to…

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FemiNO: Non-intersectional feminism and its harmful effects on diverse women

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Katie Guttenberg holds a sign showing support of trans women that reads “Support your sisters not just your cis-ters” at the New York City Millions Women march. Photo by Jon Guttenberg. Feminism is defined as “the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes”. This definition shows how feminism is…

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Transcend: Students delve into transgender student issues

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Now, more than ever, students are becoming more open about exploring their identity and are more comfortable with being their authentic self, but this has come with a big price. Laws such as HB2 , and movements such as the one to repeal the HERO act have had heavy impacts on the rights of transgender and…

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Whose Rights?: Transgender people have rights stripped due to HB 2 law passing

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Kai Bovik (10) walks downtown during Austin Pride with a transgender pride flag. Photo by Lauren Breach LGBTQ+ youth are slowly beginning to gain the freedom and the acceptance of those around them such as the right to marry the person they love regardless of gender, ensuring them a future they deserve. However anti-LGBTQ+laws such…

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LG(BT?): Bisexual and trans people face erasure within communities

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Erasure can be defined as the removal of a person, place, or thing. Erasure has also been modified over time to mean “overlooked” and “ignored.” Over 40% of bisexual people have considered suicide. 75% of transgender youth feel unsafe at school. 100% of people interviewed said that both these groups were erased outside and inside…

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