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Joe Cagley

Failed by U.S. health education

LGBTQ+ hurt by institutional disregard Based on a study conducted in 2014, the CDC estimates that “gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men account for 70 percent of new HIV infections in the United States.” Considering that queer men make up only a small fraction […]

National Day of Silence at SPU

On April 27, a small group of SPU students gathered at Tiffany Loop in observance of National Day of Silence, a protest dedicated to raising awareness against queerphobia and LGBTQ+ hate crime. Protesters, encouraged not to speak for an entire day, symbolize the silencing of queer youth as […]

Netflix’s Queer Eye combats gay stereotypes

Original series Queer Eye provides refreshing representation of gay identity TV and film consistently portray queer folk as the bullied, the depressed and the closeted. This type of victimization not only presents troubling representations for queer people to reflect on, but affirms stereotypes that queer identity is characterized […]

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