Latinx: an inclusive or offensive word?

For many, a language is a kind of living being that is in constant movement, in permanent evolution. With the passage of time, certain words or phrases that are not used often are eliminated, and new terms are also incorporated. Now, there are expressions that try to define us as a community. These existential words can spark controversy, and…

Oh God, Where Art Thou

It’s the middle of 2022, pandemics linger, wars are underway, economic equity is distant, human and individual rights teeter on a pinpoint, even the planet itself is reeling with extreme disasters heading towards collapse. Moreover, people are becoming overwhelmed. Even those who try to ignore the greater world’s problems and focus on themselves are losing…

Tension Mounts with North Carolina’s LGBTQ Community and State Legislators Over ‘Don’t Say Gay or Trans’ Bill 

It had been six years since I stepped foot at North Carolina’s legislative building when HB2 was signed into law by former Governor Pat McCrory. This bill restricted transgender people from using bathrooms consistent with their gender. On the outside, the building seemed too small for the gravity it demanded. I could feel the heat…

Beware of the Porn Trap

As the Carolinas LGBTQ community celebrates 2022 Pride and attention is at its highest, it’s a good time to take a look at an issue that doesn’t get discussed enough and churns through young people at an ever increasing rate.  Names have been changed to protect privacy and any other similarities are purely coincidental. In…

Is it time to repeal the Second Amendment?

In a Buffalo, New York grocery store, an 18-year-old male shooter killed 10 and injured 3 others, most of whom were African Americans. While people were still burying the dead in Buffalo, an 18-year-old male shooter at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas killed 19 young students and two teachers. I love life, and I…

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