Crimson staff writer

Becina J. Ganther

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Rainbow Flag

The Ideas Behind the Words

Words matter. And the language around gender, sexuality, and identity is constantly changing.

BGLTQ Office Fifth Anniversary

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays?

To any BGLTQ person who’s struggling with an unaccepting home this holiday season, I want to reaffirm that you’re deserving of unconditional love.

Widener Library

Filling the Holes in History

Faculty in all fields need to be better equipped to create comprehensive curricula that cohesively address issues of race, gender, sexuality, and other identifiers.

“Nazis go home! Trans rights now!”

When Trans Lives Are Under Attack

We must be vigilant today, tomorrow, on Nov. 6, and every day to help defend trans existence.


Cis Queers, We Have a Problem

We can’t hide behind queer identities to absolve us from the real harm that cis people create in perpetuating transphobia.


Supportive Queer-munities

One of the key reasons that I’ve become more comfortable being openly myself is because of other queer people around me making themselves visible.

Rainbow Pride

Even Without a Rainbow Pin

For those of us who are not out in all or certain spaces on campus, know that your community is fighting to make this world a more welcoming place, and we’re here to support you regardless of your level of outness.


More Than a Friend

To queer people who are in un-affirming friendships, know that you deserve to be wholly seen and embraced by all of your friends.

Goodbye, Simon

While I love Simon and the youthful innocence he represents, he does not represent me or the majority of queer experiences.


Let’s Talk About (Straight) Sex

If sexual education isn’t BGLTQ-inclusive, it has failed and harmed a part of the population that it’s supposed to be empowering.


The Hypocrisy of Anti-BGLTQ Black Christians

Black queer and transgender people exist, and you cannot support black liberation unless you support the liberation of all black people.


Put a Ring on It?

Marriage isn’t the end-all-be-all of the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. It never was, it never will be, and any suggestion that it is is naive at best and detrimental to the movement at worst.


Sticks and Stones

It’s incredibly important to allow people the agency and space to figure out who they are and label, or not label, themselves as they please.

Op Eds

How—and Why—to Practice Self-Care

Remember, you are more than your degree, more than your activities, and more than your schedule. First and foremost, you’re a person, worthy of respect, care, and comfort, from others and yourself. Setting aside bits of time each day to care for yourself can help you be a more fulfilled, complete person.


Embracing the Spectrum

Shattering binary structures isn’t just beneficial for people who live outside of them—although that should be reason enough, as an issue shouldn’t have to benefit the majority in order for it to be deemed worthwhile.