Opinion: Won’t be erased

Hands surrounded by flowers hold up flags signifying different gender indentities
Alexander Hong/Senior Staff

At a time when the rights of these individuals are being threatened on a daily basis, the Berkeley community as a whole must stand up. Everyone is capable of perpetuating transphobia, and therefore, everyone must combat the culture that marginalizes transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people.
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Unpacking privilege

Queerly Political

For someone who identifies within the LGBTQ+ community, I feel as though I constantly have to justify my queerness, on top of the stigma I face every day from the heteronormative world.
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Queer incorporated

Queerly Political

The reality of the matter is that once Pride Month ends, this “inclusion” does as well — until next year during Pride.
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I kissed a girl and I liked it

Queerly Political

From the moment I became aware of sex, the lack of accurate and LGBTQ+ information misguided me at a time when I should have been able to make informed decisions about my sexuality and my body.
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The scarlet letters: HPV

Queerly Political

It felt humanizing to receive health care that respected my sexual orientation. The doctors at Planned Parenthood understood that neither gender nor sex is a binary.
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No narration without representation

Queerly Political

Although I felt validated, I also felt on edge, waiting for the narrative to end. I was anticipating the inevitable destruction of their relationship because that’s what normally happens to queer folks in pop culture.
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I can see queerly now

Queerly Political

So dear straight people: Stop invalidating the exploration and questioning of sexuality. My queerness always existed before my public debut.
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Curb your entitlement

Queerly Political

Fellow white members of the LGBTQ community, we need to do better. It’s not enough for us to not be racist — we need to be actively calling out racism within our own community and ourselves.
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