Diversity Center Celebrates 25 Years
When Steve Weybright returned to Santa Cruz from the Vietnam War after 15 years, he found that he didn’t know anyone. Going back to the community as an older person, he said, made it hard to meet people, but the Diversity Center gave him the…
India Paves the Way to Gender Progress
India’s Supreme Court officially recognized the addition of a “third-gender” category in a landmark ruling on April 15, bringing LGBT international attention in the media. Judges and lawmakers in the U.S. should pick up the pace.
Sami, I Need to Talk About Sex
No doubt the “sex-talk” has been traditionally, more or less, awkward — maybe your parents sat you down after dinner one night or pulled you aside before you asked out a love interest. Such conversations may have missed a few important details or failed to address certain areas you were curious about.
Transitions: Voices of the Trans Community
Uncovering or exposing the trans community on campus to give it a much needed and deserved attention. Highlights the personal struggles—both emotionally and physically—that trans-identified individuals face everyday as well as educates the student body on the community and the implementations the UC has made to facilitate a safe trans environment. Also discusses medical benefits provided by student insurance, and services available at the health center as well as locations off campus.
Slugs in the Spolight: Abbott’s Open Arms Support Queer Community
Deborah Abbott, director of the Cantú Queer Resource Center shares her personal experience as a heterosexually married lesbian and how such experiences have helped her communicate and counsel many struggling queer students and staff.
Combating Homophobia: A Global Issue
While gay rights groups have celebrated some victories regarding equal marriage rights, homophobia persists as a global issue.