Although the Indiana situation turned out to be a comedy of errors, the right is deadly serious about its “religious freedom.”
This whole experience has me thinking though about the LGBT community on Ithaca’s campus. Now, one misconception some of the world has and that I find ABSOLUTELY problematic is that drag queens and transgender people are the same. That’s not true. It can be, I suppose, but it’s not always the case. In fact, I’ve seen on the Ithaca College campus, people cross-dressing and claiming that “gave them some insight into what it’s like to be transgender.” That’s wrong. There’s no other way of putting it.
The results of the Fall 2012 Campus Acceptance, Inclusion and Fairness Survey — commonly known as the campus-climate survey — indicate many perception gaps concerning inclusivity at Ithaca College among different identity groups.
This is an excerpt from an essay published in an anthology titled “Queer Youth and Media Culture,” edited by Christopher Pullen (2014, Palgrave MacMillan).
Student Talking Circle accepting applications
The Diversity Awareness Committee has an initiative, Student Talking Circle, which will be led by professionals and provide a safe space for dialogue.
The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia ended Sunday (Feb 23), much to the relief of networks that aren’t NBC, and to the chagrin of people who were finally, slowly, falling in love with the idea of seeing a different permutation of skiing every night.