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Every person has pronouns, queer or heteronormative. It is imperative for our society to not only accept those who identify with gender-nonconforming pronouns, but to respect them by properly acknowledging their pronouns.

Respect pronouns: failure to do so will destroy our society

Hannah Conn ’23, Web Opinions Editor October 12, 2021

It's sad to say that I've lost track of the number of times I have heard someone say their pronouns are: “Nor/Mal” on social media. Across platforms such as Instagram or TikTok, there has been a rise...

Dan Levy and NikkieTutorials, among other stars, used the 2021 Met Gala’s American theme to showcase the importance and power of LGBTQ+ icons and queer symbolism.

LGBTQ+ stars showcase longlasting importance of queer culture, icons at 2021 Met Gala

Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Manager September 25, 2021

The Met Gala took place in the midst of fashion week, on Monday, Sep. 13, the 2021, as opposed to its usual date on the first Monday in May, due to COVID-19 restrictions. The theme was “In America: A...

Drake’s song “Girls Want Girls” receives backlash for fetishizing lesbians on social media including Twitter and Instagram.

Drake’s ‘Girls Want Girls’ points to greater cultural issue, fetishizing queer women

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager September 22, 2021

“Say that you a lesbian, girl, me too” and “I can't wait to get off work to go and see you. Please bring your girlfriend along with you” are lyrics from a new Drake song released in early September...

Staples celebrates monumental first Pride Day with excitement, reflection

Staples celebrates monumental first Pride Day with excitement, reflection

Karina Murray ’22 June 11, 2021

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Bisexuality is defined as the sexual and/or romantic attraction to two ore more genders, normally both men and women.

Biphobia alianates, distances identifying bisexuals from LGBTQ+ community

Hannah Conn ’23, WEB Opinions Editor May 28, 2021

Homophobia, a blanket term for hate-based discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community, is a term many are familiar with today. However, a smaller, more focused term has emerged: Biphobia. By definition,...

Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” (as seen above) that were released following his latest song, Montero, are receiving backlash due to Satanic, religious and sexual themes, despite the song hitting number one on Billboard.

Lil Nas X faces divided music industry after expressing openly gay identity

Elle Vail '23, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Since his new song release, “Montero,” Lil Nas X has recieved an overwhelming and unjust amount of backlash due to him being one of few gay rappers. “Montero” just hit number one in the world on...

The exact borders of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is continuing to be reassessed from a variety of perspectives, with some officials and CIAC executives acknowledging the ambiguity of the term “sex” in Title IX. Others protest that transgender women do not belong in women’s sports because it violates the Amendment.

Connecticut lawsuit regarding rights of transgender high school athletes dismissed

Morgan Han-Lemus ’23, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Chatigny dismissed a case that attempted to prevent transgender athletes from competing in girls high school sports in Connecticut on April 25.  The case was made in...

County Assemblies vote to permit male-male couples to attend future dances

County Assemblies vote to permit male-male couples to attend future dances

Rachel Suggs '21 February 14, 2019

Rachel Suggs ’21   The County Assemblies voted in December to allow male-male couples to attend their 2020 events, the Assemblies announced in an email to Staples’ Gender Sexuality Alliance...

Supreme Court sides with baker who turned away same-sex couple

Supreme Court sides with baker who turned away same-sex couple

June 5, 2018

Bailey Blaikie '19 The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple on June 4. The decision was 7-2 and was written by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy....

Trudeaus apology commences connections to U.S. military

Trudeau’s apology commences connections to U.S. military

January 3, 2018

By: Izzy Blansfield ’18

Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage

Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage

Claudia Chen , Managing Editor May 8, 2015

This past Tuesday, May 28, the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not the Constitution protects same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said that he was worried about changing the...

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