Disney recently announced that its newest release, Beauty and the Beast, is going to feature a gay subplot. Scrolling through my Facebook feed, I saw cries of “Why?” and “I’m boycotting this movie!” from the conservative community, but, I also saw an outcry from the LGBTQ+ community. You see, LeFou translates to “The Fool.” This gay character is literally “The […]
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There’s no doubt that our words have impact. From our earliest days in elementary school, we’re told to watch our words. Even when your words may seem well-intentioned, the people on the receiving end may not agree. Especially when you’re talking about a person’s personal life, you don’t get to decide that their word choice is wrong. The biggest example […]
While I was home for reading week, I was treated to a news story about my local hospital being the most generous in terms of blood donation. That’s heartwarming. Their slogan is “it’s in you to give,” after all. I’d finish that slogan as “it’s in you to give—as long as you’re not a man who’s had sex with another […]
Summer after summer we watch many cities gather to celebrate LGBTQ communities around the world. This year there is a pride festival coming to Kitchener-Waterloo, also known as the tri-cities. Alex Chunaco, the coordinator of this weeklong festival, expressed how meaningful this event is for our communities. “Since 1995, pride festivals have had traditions of being held in the area,” […]