Rock and roll legend Bruce Springsteen pulled a concert venue from his lineup in Greensboro, N.C., after a new law was enacted that requires people to use the bathroom according to the gender that’s on their birth certificate. Following Springsteen’s April 8 announcement, “Summer of ‘69” singer Bryan Adams pulled the plug on his Mississippi… Read More Should Celebrities Be the Ones to Speak Up?
Although gay marriage was legalized in the United States by the Supreme Court on June 26, 2015, members of the lesbian gay bisexual transgender (LGBT) community are continuing to fight for even the most common rights they deserve, including the ability to adopt a child. Statistics show that there’s five times the amount of LGBT… Read More Two Fathers are Better Than None
Bullying in the American education system has, is, and always will be a significant problem to students and staff alike. Kids being laughed at, or made fun of because of choices they have made, or ridiculed for things they may not be able to control has been something that students find hard living with, and… Read More LHS Making a Way for LGBT Acceptance
Junior Tricia Tolles has been an inspiration for many students at Ledyard High School. After recently coming out about her sexuality, she has set a prime example that she hopes others will follow. The message is clear- be yourself. Tolles has generously agreed to open up about her personal experiences to help support the overall… Read More Coming Out and Facing the World
Ever since celebrities like Ellen Degeneres and Elton John became the symbol of the gay rights movement and have come out as being gay, it has become more usual to see one celebrity or another coming out. When Degeneres came out on a Time magazine cover in Feb. 1997, she had no idea that she… Read More More Than a Lifestyle
The right of same sex marriage has brought up much news and controversy over the last couple years. So far, out of the 50 states, 35 are allowing same sex. However, that leaves fifteen states which still have bans. Some of the states are in the process of getting the bans repealed, but most remaining… Read More States With Legalized Same Sex Marriage
Just hearing the song on the radio, you can tell “Take Me to Church” has a deeper meaning than many of the popular songs heard today. However, the music video has instantly hit another level, from the symbolism of the chained box to the gruesome treatment of the characters. The video is focused around the… Read More More Than a Song
Over the past few years, the gay rights movement has made many strides towards equality. On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which exclusively allowed civil recognition of heterosexual couples, unconstitutional under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees equal protection. Since then, several court rulings took… Read More Has the LGBT Movement Won?