Category: LGBTQ (page 1 of 2)

Using the Restroom Shouldn’t be this Hard

Picking a restroom has probably never been a struggle for you. You find the male or female stall and walk right in. No trouble. But imagine a situation where the signs on the wall are not male or female. There are two signs and you don’t fit into either of them. That’s unfair. Continue reading

Spell(ings) Check

A few weeks ago, Margaret Spellings started her job as the new UNC system president. However, she was not welcomed with open arms and smiles. Instead, several college campuses planned and executed a walkout to protest Spellings. Continue reading

Same-Sex Kiss to Protest Margaret Spellings

In just about two weeks on March 1st, Margaret Spellings will officially become the next system president of the University of North Carolina (UNC), succeeding Tom Ross who was previously forced out by the system’s Board of Governors. She will earn $775,000 annually, potentially receive performance bonuses, and have the right to use a presidential home. It is in front of this home – on Valentine’s Day –that students were planning to gather as part of the “Same-Sex Kiss to Protest Margaret Spellings” event. However, this event was cancelled very late in the process because of concerns from people who believed the event was a “deflection and whitewashing of Spellings’ record as a racist businesswoman and debt collector.” Continue reading

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