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Stating the obvious

Editor’s note: The following article contains graphic descriptions of violence and offensive language towards queer folx and people of color that may be troubling to some readers. Matthew Shepard remained tied to a fence for 18 hours after his attack; his attackers had beaten him so badly that, when he was discovered, blood covered his…

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…

Sexual life at Stanford

The word “hookup” is still fertile ground for some good old-fashioned parental disapproval. Casual hookups, however, have changed their perceived status from taboo to commonplace liberating behavior. Unfortunately, casual sexual interactions alone are often intertwined with the idea of sex-positivity. This promising, yet at times, narrow societal perception can make people feel restricted. More than…

Nevin Caple speaks about LGBTQ inclusion in collegiate athletics

The final event of the Gender and Sports Speaker Series was held Wednesday and featured Nevin Caple, a strategic diversity consultant on LGBTQ inclusion in sport. Caple sits on the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Advocacy Committee and is a founding member of the Nike LGBT Sports Coalition. Students, athletes and not, and community members gathered in Kissick Auditorium to engage in conversation on how to best promote an inclusive community.

Aced it

Flirting, dating, hooking up, Tinder, breakups gone wrong, Valentine’s Day surprises gone right; a significant portion of conversations on this campus (and content in this section of The Daily) revolves around relationships, sexual preferences and hook-up culture. Stanford prides itself on its openness and inclusivity, and judging from the condoms in front of RAs’ doors,…

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…