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The Revival of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Television show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was cancelled by Fox and picked up by NBC less than a day later due to an explosion of support on social media. Taken from Google Images

Anna Goellner, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Fox cancelled the well-renowned comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in May 2018 after five seasons, and fans erupted in outrage. Twitter was flooded with anger and disappointment, distraught at the end of the ground-breaking show. Celebrities and influencers, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill...

I Am a Prince

The art was used with the permission from a DeviantArt user who wished to stay anonymous. “There's a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 percent of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, they're mismatched. That's all it is. It's not complicated, it's not a neurosis. It's a mix-up. It's a birth defect, like a cleft palate.” ~Chaz Bono

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor

May 19, 2017

Dress-up is so much fun; Little eyes glittering in the light. Dressing up like dolls, Zipping up our princess dresses And pulling on our fairy wings, Before finally putting on our crowns and mother’s heels. We live in a fantasy land with princes, dragons, and wicked witches galore.  ...

Kicking, Clawing, Fighting: A Brief History of the LGBT Community

North Forsyth junior, Noah Smith, regards the LGBT community with respect and high praise, addressing the importance of acknowledging how the LGBT community sought reform. “I think that our history is us dying,” Noah says earnestly. “After a while, everyone said, ‘All right, fine,’ but there’s still the discrimination and hatred. I think history is important for every community.”

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

“In the mid-nineteenth century, heterosexuality and homosexuality are created.” The words, coined by journalist Károly Mária Kertbeny, were written in chicken-scratch writing in a letter mailed to the Prussian legislature to equate same-sex attraction to opposite-sex attraction, to categorize...

GSA Creates Safe Community; Parents Shouldn’t Object

The picture shows two signs advertising the GSA at North High. The one on the right reads “NFHS GSA MAKE DIFFERENT THE NEW NORMAL” which is to sum up a huge part of the club’s purpose, making LGBTQ+ students feel less estranged. Photo by Diana Rodgers.

Jennifer Arena, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016

In every school, there is a population of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, etc.) students. Many of these students feel unloved, unaccepted, or isolated by their peers. Often times, this lack of acceptance from their peers can lead to very negative consequences.   Let’s...

The Fight for LGBTQ Rights is Not Over

School organizations like the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) provide a much needed safe space and support group for LGBTQ students.

Raider Report

May 10, 2016

After the Supreme Court’s historic decision to legalize gay marriage across the United States on June 26, 2015, many Americans believed that the fight for gay rights was over.  However, they could not have been more wrong, as a multitude of issues still face the LGBTQ community, especially for transgender...

Pride-Filled College Campuses in Georgia

Photo taken by Emma Franklin, a Kennesaw freshman, of the LGBT+ center at Kennesaw State University. The mission of the center is to provide a safe and supportive zone for people of all gender identities and sexualities.

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor

September 2, 2015

Going to college in Georgia can be challenging considerably more so if one is a member of the LGBT+ society, but there are still some schools that are outwardly pride positive. For the most part, college is the first time that people are on their own, and for LGBT+ members, it often is the first time...

My Thoughts vs. Society’s

Two students walk down the hallway with their fingers interlaced to show their pride for their sexuality along with who they are. It takes a lot of guts to be able to do something like this but I commend the people who are able to face the world even with all of the hate.

Diana Rodgers, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015

“That’s so gay!” Just that simple phrase when used can be meant as a joke, but to anyone who is inherently “gay”, it is seen as malice. Since when did it become a bad thing to be gay? Let me share the actual definition of the word gay. Gay means to be light-hearted or carefree, and it was...

Teen Sparks a Difference Across America

Ray Toro’s new song “For the Lost and Brave” has been dedicated to Leelah Alcorn’s death. Toro had the song written for almost a year before deciding to release it to the public. After reading about Leelah and the things surrounding her death he says that, “It is time we learn to accept each other for who we truly are.” This was in reflection of Alcorn’s death along with an overall reflection of why Toro decided to dedicate this song to Alcorn.

Diana Rodgers, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

In this day and age the terms gender and sex mean two different things. One person can be born as a male, which is their sex, but choose to identify as something other than male, which is their gender/gender identity. The term sex refers to one’s biological status whereas their gender is what one chooses...

LGBTQ+ Books and TV Shows for Young Adults

Rayne Crivelli’s room is a shrine of LGBTQ+ media, featuring movies, books, and music by gay artists from all walks of life.

Rayne Crivelli, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014

LGBTQ+ students often seek out media they can relate to through movies, television, music and books. It is human nature to look for a self-representation in the media they consume. Books and TV shows are popular for the long term connections young adults form through ongoing series and fan culture. Books Beauty Queens by Libba Bray...

Friday Links: American Politics vs. Eastern European Politics

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

March 3, 2014

Ukraine The new government of Ukraine has placed an arrest warrant on ousted president Viktor Yanukovych for the mass murder of many innocent civilians. On Tuesday, Parliament voted to send the former president to the International Criminal Court. Now on the run after being ousted from legislature...

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