Pride Month: Intersex and What It Means

BY THEA RICHINSON Since June is Pride month, it is important to acknowledge all of the identities under the LGBTQ+ spectrum. For example, the intersex identity. While it is celebrated during Pride month, in Europe, November 8 is known as Intersex Day of Remembrance. The day was chosen as the same day as Herculine Barbin’s birthday, a French intersex person from the 1800’s. An intersex … Continue reading Pride Month: Intersex and What It Means

Pride Month: Asexuality and the Aspectrum

BY THEA RICHINSON What does ‘ace’ mean as an adjective? ‘Ace’ specifically means ‘asexual’, which is a term that describes someone who does not feel any or a very small amount of attraction to other people. Like heterosexual and homosexual are types of attractions, so is asexuality. One way I’ve found it described easily is to think of everyone you aren’t attracted to, and project … Continue reading Pride Month: Asexuality and the Aspectrum

Pakistan’s Transgender and Intersex Community

BY ZAINAB FATIMA AND THEA RICHINSON November 8 was Intersex Day of Remembrance and November 20 was Transgender Day of Remembrance. We have come a very long way as a society when it comes to being accepting to every person. People are becoming more open minded because they realize that everyone is equal; that we all have basic human rights. However, this movement has not … Continue reading Pakistan’s Transgender and Intersex Community

Annabel, Kathleen Winter

BY THEA RICHINSON A novel all about intersex people and the struggles they can (and most likely do) face in life. This is an amazing book that teaches what intersex is and how differently people can deal with it. Although fictitious, it holds truth in its pages about what intersex people go through internally, socially, and medically. It’s about fitting in, being yourself and trying … Continue reading Annabel, Kathleen Winter

Youth and The Arts Showcase

BY THEA RICHINSON On Sunday, November 5th, Milton District High School’s Senior Concert Band and Funk Band are performing with other youth groups at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton. All groups attending are from Milton and Halton Hills and will perform for the community to show off their talent. Tickets will be available at the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, on 1010 Main Street East, … Continue reading Youth and The Arts Showcase

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit, Jaye Robin Brown

BY THEA RICHINSON Coming out once can be hard enough on anyone, but for Jo, having to go back into the closet for the sake of other people is even harder. This book shows how being religious and queer can coexist, and how being true to yourself is what’s most important. For both a religious and queer person, I feel like this is an important … Continue reading Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit, Jaye Robin Brown

World Mental Health Day

BY THEA RICHINSON Tuesday, October 10th, was World Mental Health Day. The objective of this day is to bring awareness to mental health issues and to support people who suffer from them. Louise Bradley, President and CEO of Mental Health Commission of Canada gave a statement about mental health: “Every week in Canada, 500,000 people miss work due to a mental health problem or illness.Canada … Continue reading World Mental Health Day