In one of my earliest memories, my socks are slick on the floor of my parents’ bathroom. Intentionally leaving the lights off, I take a plastic bin off the back of the toilet and gently place it on the floor.
Somewhere between fumbling to lay out a map of print distribution and sending tweets and trying to write this column last night, the reality of everything finally hit me: For me and the other seniors here, this is it.
When I was a senior in high school, I stayed up all night writing an essay for an LGBTQ scholarship. The prompt was something along the lines of, “How have you worked to change the perceptions of gay people in your school?”
It was Alaska who made me fall in love with drag. And, truthfully, it was Alaska who made me fall in love with being queer.
In the world of writing for a living, I think a degree of regret is part of the writing process. I don’t know a single time I haven’t read back over something and stumbled over a line that makes me wince — wished that I’d changed the tense or found an adjective with another syllable.
In a senior year trailing in the wake of anti-queer violence, anti-trans legislation and — as of writing this — whispers of an executive order to roll back LGBTQ rights, a girl’s gotta find solace somewhere.
Thanks to their quasi-candid kiss during the Golden Globes last week, Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds have set the internet abuzz, with media outlets that are typically aware of queer topics swirling out blogs on how funny, cute or otherwise charming the encounter was.
Duke men’s basketball indefinitely suspended Grayson Allen on Thursday after he received a technical foul for tripping Elon guard Steven Santa Ana during Wednesday night’s game.
Jim Obergefell was the main plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. He will speak and have a book signing at the Institute for Arts and Humanities at 2 p.m. on Friday.