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Finding the rainbow: Pride in London hosts first Pride 10K, empowering LGBTQ+ community

Finding the rainbow: Pride in London hosts first Pride 10K, empowering LGBTQ+ community

by Nina Gee, Co-Design Editor

June 23, 2019

London-based volunteer organization Pride in London held the very first Pride Run 10K on June 9. The half-marathon, which was set up with help from The Race Organizer, another London-based organization that sets up non profit runs for charities all over London, was fundraising for the annual London pride par...

Heart of Harker: Being LGBTQ+ at prom

Heart of Harker: Being LGBTQ+ at prom

by Emmy Huchley and Raphael Sanche

April 25, 2019

Prom season is upon us, and we’re all expecting the cute asks, matching outfits and cheesy slow songs. But for Harker’s LGBTQ+ students, prom isn’t just a time of fun traditions. With every promposal or slow dance, we wonder how the people around us are going to react. More often than not, the...

India passes historic legislation allowing constitutional freedoms for gay citizens

India passes historic legislation allowing constitutional freedoms for gay citizens

by Arushi Saxena and Irene Yuan, Global Editor and Reporter

October 17, 2018

Rainbow flags draped the streets as happy couples, surrounded by clouds of multi-colored confetti, danced, embraced and kissed on the steps of courthouses across India following the landmark decision by its Supreme Court to strike down Section 377, a ban on consensual gay sex. Following years of ...

With rainbows and red, GSA celebrates National Coming Out Day

With rainbows and red, GSA celebrates National Coming Out Day

by Nina Gee and Emily Tan

October 15, 2018

The applause is deafening. It lasts two, three, five, ten seconds longer than any announcement made that day. Within the sea of red lining the bleachers, students with rainbows streaked across their faces lead the applause, and Raphael Sanche (12), after delivering a heartfelt speech on his gender identity...

Pulse of the People: Bay Area Pride parades highlight love, support

Pulse of the People: Bay Area Pride parades highlight love, support

by Sara Yen, Assistant Features Editor

September 1, 2018

Crimson crosses over to tangerine, meeting sunny yellow then lime then azure before finally merging with violet. These colors form a common variation of artist Gilbert Baker’s rainbow flag, created in 1978 to represent gay pride and the LGBTQ+ community. The Stonewall Riots started after the police...

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