Tag Archives: LGBTQ

A student offers perspective on homophobia at Denali

By Alaya Scarlett and Ines Villarreal Senzatimore  Staff Writers Many schools struggle with homophobia on campus. Summit Denali High School is no exception. Despite the progressive views that Denali has, many students agree that the subtlety of homophobic comments still makes an impact on the school environment. Sabrina Lee, a sophomore at Summit Denali, spoke on her perspective regarding the

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The LGBT community faces social issues

By Alaya Scarlett and Ines Villarreal Senzatimore Staff Writers The LGBTQ community enompasses people from a wide spectrum of sexualtites and genders. While there has been an improvement in acceptance and support for the community both globally and locally, homophobia is still very prevalent. 1. How many people are in the LGBTQ community? An estimated 11 million adults in the

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Bay Area teachers who promote LGBTQ acceptance create welcoming school environments

By Brian Bodestyne, Jenny Hu and Darren Macario  Staff Writers Schools in the Bay Area need to support the LGBTQ community. Many schools use a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) club, but not everyone does because students might not feel comfortable creating or joining such a public group. Therefore, schools should show support for their LGBTQ communities by encouraging teachers to

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Summit Shasta confronts the concept of safe space

By Katie Scribner and Amanda Yon Staff Writers When walking through the Summit Public Schools: Shasta campus, you see signs / banners / stickers in multiple classrooms calling that room a “safe space,” a space where everyone is welcome, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation or religion. The staff also constantly tell students how this school is a welcoming

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Minority students are asking the Denali administration for the support they deserve

By Kyle Kobetsky and Evangeline Si Staff Writers The Summit Denali Queer Straight Alliance was started in the fall of 2018, with the intent of creating a safe space for queer kids at Denali. Around the time the QSA was formed, the school held a Club Fair, intending to promote different clubs or social gatherings within the Denali community. During

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LGBTQ members of the Tahoma community find inconsistent support

By Erick Godinez, Kaitlyn Kelley and Joshua Rivera  Staff Writers  At Summit Tahoma, the Human Sexuality Expeditions course put up posters around the campus saying, “Be Yourself Out Loud And Proud,” “The Heart Wants What It Wants” and more encouraging words. Rebecca Breuer, the Human Sexuality teacher, talked about the inspiration behind these posters. She explained that the project was

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Student and teachers offer opinions on the LGBTQ community at Tahoma

By Kaitlyn Kelley Staff Writer Words are a very powerful tool, especially in a school setting where derogatory words can hurt the most. As kids struggle with self-confidence issues already, we really should reconsider our choice of language toward others. Words and phrases like “that’s gay” shouldn’t be allowed at any school, as they are derogatory and don’t make people

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Students explore identity at Everest

By Meredith Espinosa Staff Writer For Round Two of Expeditions, Everest Public High School added a new class: Identity. This afternoon-only class explores the concept of identity and how it applies to students. However, since the class is brand new, there are only seven students actually in it. This seems bad at first, but having a small class size gives

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Prejudice against the LGBTQ community affects today’s youth

By Eliza Insley and Kai Lock Staff Writers The LGBTQ community faces discrimination and lack of representation in America’s generally hetero-normative society. There have been some leaps of progress in the past decade with legalization of same-sex marriage, for example, but the new legal ability to be able to marry just scratches the surface of LGBTQ issues. Mistreatment of the members

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