• Why LGBTQIA TV Characters Are Important

    The problem with TV shows isn’t that there aren’t enough LGBTQIA characters (although that is a problem); it’s the characters that are LGBTQIA are not represented properly. Shows like Glee, The 100, and Faking It give us these characters that we can finally relate to and then kill them off, ...
  • GROWING UP GAY

    As a curious young girl, I found myself questioning everything—including my sexuality. I often wondered why I was rarely attracted to my male peers and found females much more appealing. One day my nine-year-old self decided to test a theory. I was going to kiss a girl. This would be ...
  • WHY DO WE HAVE TO “COME OUT” TO PEOPLE?

    Coming out is a very controversial issue. Some would rather gay people not come out, but conform to their idea of gender norms instead. Others want us to come out so they can either distance themselves or just be in the know. We in the LGBTQIA community (and our allies) ...
  • OVERCOMING OBSTACLES: WHAT ADHD TAUGHT ME

    Being a hyperactive child is rather normal, but usually this hyperactivity fades away about the same time maturity rises. With some, that is not the case. According to the American Psychiatric Association, 5% of children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As you get older, adults are less understanding of ...
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    ARTSY AUSTIN

    What’s the first word that pops into your head when someone mentions Austin?  That word is “weird” right? If you said yes, I don’t blame you; Austin flaunts its uniqueness on t-shirts, bumper stickers, and even graffiti all around the beautiful city. I spent some time in Austin. I got ...
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    Kaitlyn Finn

    Kaitlyn began writing poetry when she was nine years old, and from that point on, knew that writing was for her. Her dyslexia and ADHD has not stopped her from pursuing her passions. When she isn’t putting pen to paper, she's traveling, finding cool places to eat, or making music. ...