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Queer in Action: The oppressive pressures of the heteromold

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

I was pushed into the heteromold — the institutional and self-policed mold we use to cast every boy into this identity. My peers, and even adults, pressed with varying degrees of pressure against my bones to fit me into the cast.

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Viewpoint: Roe v. Wade anniversary

BY CLAIRE TAIGMAN

It is clear that the work of activists in reproductive freedom is as important now as ever.

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Queer in Action: LGBT A-Z dictionary

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

Welcome to Queer in Action’s “LGBT A-Z Dictionary.” We’re very excited to create this reference point for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of a term or concept related to sexuality and gender.
This section is divided into three sections: relevant concepts, sexuality-related terms and gender-related terms.

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Coming out: Q&A's first Q&A

BY MICHAEL SCHRAMM

Q&A, shorthand for Queer in Action, is The Michigan Daily’s first section devoted exclusively to members of the LGBTQ community.

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Michigan in Color: A high top fade

Photo courtesy of Michael Chrzan

BY MICHAEL CHRZAN

While neither of us — me or my hair — has it figured out yet, trying to untangle an identity wrapped up in conflict and warring sides compressed into one person will be a lifelong journey I know I will enjoy, even as my comb gets caught through a couple of naps up top.

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Michigan in Color: Black Hoodies

BY WILLIAM ROYSTER

The first time I saw my birth certificate it said,

“Statistically Insignificant”

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Michigan in Color: A hard pill to swallow

Photo courtesy of Rachel Webb

BY RACHEL WEBB

I will not apologize for being a mad, Black woman. Nobody ever realizes that who I am is what got me here. Now deal with it.

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