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Final Project: Musical Composition, Society, LGBTQ Families, and Adoption

While working on my last article, a reflection on the Katie Hill ordeal that was all over the news as October transitioned into November, I ran across this news headline: “Pence praises rule that would let adoption agencies exclude gay parents.” It… Continue Reading →

Sexuality in the 21st Century

According to the Human Rights Campaign, sexual orientation can be defined as “an inherent or immutable enduring romantic or sexual attraction to other people.” In the last decade, the seemingly black and white topic of sexuality and sexual orientation only… Continue Reading →

“Local health center reports ‘drastic’ increase in STD, HIV rates in Hampton Roads”

The LGBT Life Center in Hampton Roads noticed an increase in sexually transmitted diseases.  Over the past six months there has been 254 cases, which is a 20% increase.  The LGBT Life Center is also seeing an increase in HIV with 31… Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk about Sex… In School

In the year of 2019 there has been a huge shift in the society’s embracement of sexuality and sexual orientation. Over the years many have grown to accept the LGBT community and adapted the world to include all identities in our everyday… Continue Reading →

Homosexuality within the NFL and NBA

The LGBTQ community has faced discrimination in many aspects of life throughout history. In professional and high-level amateur sports this is also true. In many different sports, LGBTQ individuals are faced with unfair treatment motivated by homophobia. Often LGBTQ athletes… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Artistic Collage of Media Representation

  The thematic topic that I choose for the semester was fashion in fiction, focusing in the fictional areas of literature, television, and cinema and the roles they play regarding the expression of one’s gender and sexuality.  Because of this… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Bisexual Men and Fashion Claymation

  For my project I created a video about a topic many bisexuals can relate to, which is how to present oneself in public. In the video, Ben, my protagonist, is getting ready to go to a gay club. It… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Photographic Journey of Black Lesbians

  Tanesha Blake is a student in WMST 495, “Gender, Fashion, and the Body.”

Final Project: Bodylorists of Hampton Roads Instagram

  Check out @bodyloristsofhr to view the full project! With each photo is also a portion of the interview with an important message. You do not have to be a member of Instagram to view this art. To start this… Continue Reading →

Representation within the LGBTQ Community

Growing up I was very interested in shows like Xena: Princess Warrior and Sailor Moon. Looking back I now understand these shows had queer (even if it was very subtle) characters and, even though as I child I didn’t understand… Continue Reading →

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