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Married on Sunday, fired on Monday: Law professor argues before Supreme Court in support of LGBTQ+ employment protections

Karlan’s oral argument was the first of the court’s new term. The case is a consolidation of two, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, both of which address the fundamental question as to whether Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination based on a person’s sex also includes sexual orientation.

Creating community

Editor’s note: The following article contains references to self harm and suicide as a result of homophobia that may be troubling for some readers. In 1970, Maud Hanson Nerman ’71 published an anonymous op-ed in The Stanford Daily titled, “Adjusting to Gay Life.” After trying and failing repeatedly to convince herself she was straight, Nerman…

Queer cohesion?

The student identified as “Basil” has been given a first-name pseudonym, since they requested anonymity for privacy reasons. Additionally, the student identified as “John” asked that his last name be kept anonymous for privacy reasons. “There are few spaces for cis gay/bi men on campus. We party here.” That was the original title of an…

Donald Trump will never be an ally

Given the somewhat unpredictable nature of the Trump presidency, it might be easy to assume that his recent call to decriminalize homosexuality is just as inexplicable as the rest. After all, how could a president who elected an openly homophobic vice president, called for the dismissal of trans people from the military and slashed queer…

‘Tom of Finland’: A strong biopic of Finland’s iconic gay erotica illustrator

Dome Karukoski’s biopic “Tom of Finland” brings to light the salient effect Touko “Tom” Laaksonen’s work and life had on the gay community. Gaining prominence in the 1950s-1970s, Tom’s audacious and venereal erotica helped to give pluck and validity to a people ostracized beyond measure. Through this compelling, albeit conservative work in regards to its…