The Guilfordian

Safe spaces create community, aid learning

Kathleen Herbst, Staff Writer

September 2, 2016

The University of Chicago has recently brought the topic of trigger warnings and safe spaces back to public discussion. In a letter to incoming first-years, the dean of students declared trigger warnings and safe spaces detrimental to the learning process. This seems to be a basic misunderstanding...

Queerness, human rights still issues in Israel

Paige Nehls, Guest Writer

February 26, 2016

By 2020 the Gaza Strip could become uninhabitable, according to the United Nations. The small Palestinian territory, which is about the size of New Jersey, hosts around 1.8 million people. So where are they supposed to go? Dr. Sa’ed Atshan, professor of peace and conflict studies at Swathmore College...

Passing as straight not the same as being straight

Olivia Neal, Opinion Editor

March 6, 2015

We live in a world where what you appear to be matters more than what you are. There’s no better example of this than straight-passing. This phrase defines someone who identifies as queer but doesn’t fit the stereotypical queer image or who is in a relationship that appears to be heterosexual. Many...

Allison making NC history as first trans* party chair candidate

Allison making NC history as first trans* party chair candidate

Brianna Parker, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

Janice Covington Allison is making history as the first transgender candidate for the North Carolina Democratic Party chair, but the journey is not without roadblocks. Allison made waves in 2012 when she became the first transgender delegate to attend the Democratic National Convention. By announcing...

Gay rights not the ‘new’ civil rights; both equally important

Olivia Neal

March 7, 2014

Which is more important to fight: racial oppression or gay discrimination? This shouldn’t be a question we ask ourselves. The two are equally important, and those who call themselves advocates of equality and fight for one should fight for the other. The conflict between civil and gay rights...