Parenting Paradox

2012-02-09T16:59:51-05:00February 9th, 2012|LGBTQ, TORCH|

By Morgan Yesterday I was on the train when I overheard a teenage boy talking to his friend about gay parenting. He said “I think it’s fucked up when two men or two women try to raise a kid. Their child is bound to end up fucked up.” His friend replied “Word. If I didn’t [...]

Now is Your Chance

2019-06-19T16:46:58-04:00December 5th, 2011|Bullying, Gender identity, LGBTQ, TORCH|

By Amy MTV is trying to cast LGBT teens aged 15-25 for an upcoming special about being gay!   Now is your chance to speak out about being gay.  Millions of gay teenagers are being bullied for their sexuality just because people are ignorant about what it means to be gay and how hard it is to be [...]

“What did you say?”

2019-06-19T16:46:59-04:00November 8th, 2011|LGBTQ, TORCH|

By Amy We are so influenced by the gender roles society gives us that many of the things we say are based on this strict role without being conscious of it. Often, when words come out of our mouths that really are based off of this gender role, we offend those around us who are [...]

What Else Can You Say to Convey “Gay”?

2019-06-19T16:46:59-04:00October 26th, 2011|LGBTQ, TORCH|

By Morgan “That’s so gay.” “We have a pop quiz? Gaaaay.” “This song is so gay!” The funny thing is, I truly do believe most people when they tell me that they don’t  mean the term in a derogatory manner. I am frequently assured that “well, when I say ‘gay’, I don’t actually mean ‘gay’…I [...]

Martin Luther King Jr. Is My Homosexual Role Model

2019-06-19T16:46:59-04:00October 11th, 2011|LGBTQ, TORCH|

By Morgan Imagine the perfect civil union (provided such a thing could exist) in which gay couples truly do have the same rights as those which heterosexual married couples have enjoyed since the institution was first established. The implications of this civil union are such that a gay couple can share all of their assets, [...]


2019-06-19T16:47:00-04:00September 22nd, 2011|LGBTQ, TORCH|

By Donte Recently in the news, President Barack Obama signed the "Don’t ask, Don’t tell" repeal meaning the policy prohibits military people from discriminating against or harassing secretly homosexuals or bisexual service members. I found it was more justice for LGBT people since they can be proud and open with their sexuality while in the services, so I’m happy for them ‘cause we should be who we are [...]

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