My Racing Stripes Are Rainbows

By Emma Coakley Emma graduated from the University of Louisville in 2016 with degrees in Anthropology, Political Science, and Sustainable Agriculture. Emma is now working at Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling in Louisville, Kentucky. I will never forget the first time someone called me a lesbian to bully me in middle school. A few boys would ask me why I never had a boyfriend and would … Continue reading My Racing Stripes Are Rainbows

Dismantling Internalized Homophobia

By Logan Adams Logan graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, in 2018 with a degree in Human Services and Counseling. Logan is currently serving at a local non-profit in Louisville, KY.   “Hey, do you want to march in the Louisville Pride parade with me?” After reading this text a few weeks ago, panic and shame ensued. My friend who works at a … Continue reading Dismantling Internalized Homophobia

Transgender Incarceration and Kamala Harris

By B. Clark Clark is an undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. Transgender visibility week serves as an important and influential time for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex people across the world to come together through social media and community work to create an atmosphere of support and acceptance. It also creates a platform to address the challenges and systematic forms of discrimination that our … Continue reading Transgender Incarceration and Kamala Harris

Marsha P. Johnson, the Revolutionary

By Nico Lueba Jones Jones is a second year at Sarah Lawrence College. Marsha P. Johnson was born on August 4, 1945 in Elizabeth, NJ. She self-identified as a street queen and “transvestite” at a time when the word transgender did not yet exist, but she always called herself a woman and used “she” pronouns. The P stands for “Pay It No Mind,” and that … Continue reading Marsha P. Johnson, the Revolutionary

“From Cowtown to Gaytown”: Kansas Politics and Gay Rights in Wichita, KS

By Korbin Painter Korbin Painter (he/him/his) is an M.A. candidate in the History Department at the University of Iowa. He was born and raised in Kansas and he is an alumnus of the University of Kansas. His research interests include LGBT history of the United States and Germany, focused on LGBT politics, social movements, and the history of emotions. Korbin can be contacted by e-mail … Continue reading “From Cowtown to Gaytown”: Kansas Politics and Gay Rights in Wichita, KS

The Mattachine Society: Henry “Harry” Hay and Harold “Hal” Call

By Marian Phillips Marian is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History program at Sarah Lawrence College. A year ago, when I began my Master’s research on homosexuality during the 1950s in America, I was certain that there was an abundance of research on the topic. I didn’t think there was anything more to discover that John D’Emilio, David Allyn, Estelle Freedman, Allan … Continue reading The Mattachine Society: Henry “Harry” Hay and Harold “Hal” Call

Shout for Abortion

By Marian Phillips Marian is a first year in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Content warning: Abortion. Over the past few months, Americans have witnessed bill after bill proposed to restrict abortion access in multiple states. At this current juncture, these states include Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, and Alabama. State senators have taken it upon themselves to decide what every individual that is … Continue reading Shout for Abortion