Editorial

Editorial

A woman reunited with her seven-year-old daughter after they had been separated for four months in immigration detention. Credit: Hope Hall/ACLU.

Children being separated from their parents by ICE are experiencing intense trauma - identified as life-altering “toxic stress” by the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics - at the hands of our government. ...
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Stephanie Sandberg/LPAC

Trump has erased references to LBTQ people from federal web sites; reversed protections for trans prisoners, setting them up to be victims of increased brutality – and tried to ban trans soldiers from the military. ...
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Author Christie Hardwick writes: Cuba is just an example of how we construct "otherness." We buy into a narrative without checking any facts in the story. We perpetrate the treatment of the “other” through our ignorance and lack of curiosity about what is the truth and what is the full story. ...
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Stephanie Burt

This spring’s anniversary edition of the transgender young adult classic Being Emily features an all-new introduction by Harvard professor Stephanie Burt. In addition to being an internationally-recognized poet and one of the most influential poetry critics of her generation, Stephanie publicly came out and transitioned at Harvard in 2017. ...
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The anonymous woman in bed beside me adamantly shakes my shoulder. She had a name last night. She must have; as part of my hook-and-line, I complimented her “pretty name” and said, “It suits you.” Unless a woman’s name is Mavis, I normally compliment her pretty name. ...
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Ji Chamosile

After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) high school shooting in Florida on February 14, the voice of youth is finally being heard. They want to put an end to violence. Students are standing up to adults, pushing for change, not just prayers. ...
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When my relationship with my long-term girlfriend came to an end, so did a part of me that existed when we were together. She was my first real girlfriend. ...
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Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein’s work heavily features homosexual content and a queer aesthetic, but she nonetheless became both a mass-market celebrity and, eventually, a respected and canonical writer. Somehow, she publicly profited from her homosexuality during homophobic times. ...
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According to a 10-month study, The Stork OTC increased sperm score concentration at the cervix by an average of 323% in 85% of couples compared to those sperm score values at the cervix with natural intercourse. ...
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel/Amazon Prime

Susie Myerson cracks wise, but she’s ultimately on her own. If this TV show were made 40 years ago, she’d be played by Eve Arden or Rose Marie (though Susie plays more like Morrie Amsterdam’s “Buddy” from The Dick Van Dyke Show) as the tough talking cheerleader for the aspiring gal with the can do spirit. ...
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