Across the country, gay bars have been impacted by the pandemic in different ways, some fully shutting down, others going on hiatus, still others contributing to their community’s welfare by arranging food drives. As spring arrives, so does renewed hope.
LGBTQ communities across the U.S. had lost many of their gathering places already. Now, there are even fewer venues, but some community veterans are maintaining, if not reinventing, themselves in unsettling times.
Spaces where validation, loyalty, and a sense of solidarity are critical for any marginalized sector. The lesbian community is no exception. The glue of nightlife spaces is the DJ—adjusting, sensing, and transforming the atmosphere with music.
Little person takes big step, writes kids book about his life
Charlie Higdon was born with achondroplasia, a common type of dwarfism. Realizing he stood out from others, Higdon decided to educate children and adults that shorter limbs shouldn't be a target for hurtful comments.
When it comes to college achievement, the presence of a Black male professor can have a positive impact on the overall success of Black students. So why are there still so few Black male educators on college campuses?
After experiencing the dark side of the Seattle music scene, Mitch Luther moved to New York to join C3, a Christian Church that meets in unlikely venues. These days, he continues to rock, but now in Jesus' name.
Growing up, Francesca Aoki Biller knew her family looked slightly different from her mostly white, Jewish peers. But questions about religion and ethnicity weren't of much interest to her parents, so she started asking her own questions.
Zola Chatman, a Chicago-based artist, musician and community organizer, says her Blackness, Queerness and Transness sit in a place that refutes so many societal norms when it comes to defining American identity.
Mara Kumagai Klein (née Fink) explores her family's experiences in the internment camps during WWII. Mara spent the summer interviewing family members and revisiting the camps with them. She wondered "Why am I angrier about it than they are?"
Traditional food connects family’s past and present
Jennifer Chau, the newly elected county attorney in Palacios, Texas, and her father, Lin Van Chau, the city’s first Vietnamese mayor, talk about how important food has been during the family's journey from Vietnam to Texas.