Privacy of Gender Identity Must Be Respected

The latest season of the CBS series “Survivor” has sparked controversy when contestant Jeff Varner outed fellow castmate Zeke Smith as transgender, as reported by Vanity Fair. Though it was heartening to...

Netflix Series Shows the Rise of HipHop

“So I can ease the pain that life can bring/Help them find the peace their spirit needs/I have been chosen for just what to do/To make a world of love for me and you.” So goes the refrain of “I’ll...

Social Movements Should Not Be Commercialized

Pepsi’s divisive new ad featuring Kendall Jenner has received much criticism since its release, as it rightly should. In placing Jenner at the head of a protest, Pepsi fabricates the image of a white savior...

YouTube Restrictions Silence LGBT Voices

Directors of operations at YouTube have recently made updates to their methods of video filtering. On Monday, March 20, The Advocate reported that the company had updated the categories of videos that would be...

One Day at a Time

During a time of debate in our country over immigration, identity and acceptance, one of Netflix’s newest releases, “One Day at a Time,” takes these themes and addresses them flawlessly. The reboot of...