In our Health and Porn Bound Together story in Issue 205, a wrong name was printed for Kate Sinclaire. We apologize for this error.
How Russia’s oppressive laws brought a global community together
The holidays bring with them a chance for reflection, an opportunity to look back and examine our mistakes and achievements over the last year. For the international GLBTQ* community, the biggest story of 2013 has undoubtedly been the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games. And boy, was there a lot to learn from in this saga.
How Russia’s anti-gay stance is playing into Putin’s persona, and the different ways we choose to represent ourselves
The labels we choose are our masks. Whether we identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, or straight, we are making a conscious decision to hide certain aspects of ourselves and highlight others. Our mode of identification becomes a mask, and in this issue, OutWords has chosen to examine the difference between our public masks and private world.
As GLBTQ* students flock back to the classrooms, will they be met with increased homophobia?
As debates over bullying, homophobia and impressionable minds continue to rage all over the country, the OutWords editorial team has been wondering what GLBTQ* youth will encounter as they head back to the classroom.