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Defined Out of Existence

WHITE HOUSE MEMO UPSETS TRANSGENDER COMMUNIT The identity of transgender people is at risk of erasure in the eyes of the government. The New York Times released on Oct. 21 a memo from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) arguing that government agencies — such as Education, Justice and Labor — need to…

Protecting Pronouns

RESPECTING TRANS PEOPLE IN LIFE AND DEATH I knew SJ Brooks, who recently died in a tragic mountain lion attack. Instead of retelling the details, I’d like to skip the horror and tell you a little more about them as a person. SJ was an inspiring member of our community, a good listener and an…

Coming to SCC: “Kumu Hina”

TRANS LIFE IN HAWAII All over campus, signs read “You are welcome here” and that includes LGBTQ people. The award-winning film, “Kumu Hina,” shows how universal acceptance was the norm in  traditional Hawaiian culture and how this tradition is being restored in Hawaii today.   “Kumu Hina” documents the life of Hina Wong-Kalu, a transgender…

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Many Voices, Many Sides

“LARAMIE” SHOWS HOW FAR WE’VE YET TO GO President Barack Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act on October 28, 2009. SCC’s “The Laramie Project” focuses on one of the bill’s namesakes, Shepard, an openly gay student who was murdered in Laramie, Wyo., in 1998. Nearly 20 years ago,…

Laramie Project

“The Laramie Project” features 15 SCC theater students playing over 70 different real life individuals from Laramie, Wyo., following the death of openly gay student Matthew Shepard. The cast shares quotes from the characters they play that spoke to them in some way. Photos by Trina Griffin TweetSharePin

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