Tag Archives: LGBTQ

Another Tragedy Reminds us that the LGBTQ+ Community Continues to be Discriminated: A Call to Completely End the FDA’s Ban on Homosexual Blood Donations

By: Candelario Saldana On October 2, 2017, America woke up to news of yet another tragedy: a shooting in Las Vegas[1]that left fifty-nine people dead and hundreds injured.[2]The following day, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman urged the community to donate blood to aid victims.[3]Answering her call, residents rushed to donation centers and patiently waited in […]

Is LGBTQ Discrimination Really Going Away?

BY: MICHAEL D. BRAUNSTEIN Decades after the start of the movement against lesbian, gay, transgendered, bisexual, and queer (“LGBTQ”) discrimination,[1] LGBTQ citizens have finally earned a long-sought victory. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 decision that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.[2] Although this was undoubtedly a huge […]

LGBTQ Youth in Foster Homes

BY: ASHLEY JACKSON With the recent passing of marriage equality and an increase of transgender individuals in the media, the plight of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning and/or queer (LGBTQ) individuals is, perhaps, more visible in the media than it has ever been. While this attention is warranted and past due, one subgroup […]