The Tulane Hullabaloo

Letter to the Editor: In wake of climate survey results, LGBTQ+ students cannot be ignored

sexual violence

February 7, 2018

Walking into Kendall Cram last week, I knew the numbers for non-heterosexual* students would be high. I did not know how high. My first question was, why? Now, I have a theory. Many of us have spent our lives fighting for freedom of expression, freedom to love who we love. This freedom can be life-giving,...

The Price to Be Queer looks to create a dialogue on the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ dynamics

Flyer for the event this Wednesday

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

January 30, 2018

“Within Black Greek Life, heterosexuality is considered the norm amongst its members and therefore gets perpetuated, leaving people who identify otherwise out of the conversation,” Sydney Monix, vice president of the Nu Mu Citywide Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, said. Recogni...

Newcomb adds digital archives to document LGBTQ+ history

The Newcomb Archives at the Newcomb Institute is diversifying its historical archives by adding its first-ever completely digital-born collection to preserve the history of LGBTQ+ activism in New Orleans.

Fiona Grathwohl and Nile Pierre

December 7, 2017

"Trans history is woefully underrepresented in the historical record," Sam Stover, archivist for digital initiatives at the Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library Special Collections, said. "In fact, there's a long history of erasing, minimizing or denying the trans community's existence and impact — even i...

Louisiana court ruling violates constitutional protections of LGBTQ+ Louisianians, Tulane students

Quinn Burke, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

At the beginning of the month, The First Circuit Appellate Court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, upheld the overturning of Governor John Bel Edwards' executive order protecting LGBTQ+ people employed in the state government. The executive order was declared in violation of the Louisiana Constitution...

Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity, the Well co-sponsor Glam Jam

Event attendees tested their knowledge of queer trivia to win prizes on Oct. 26 in the LBC.

Cynthia Jin, Contributing Reporter

November 9, 2017

"There was lots of good poetry, lots of spiciness, no shoes. I would come again and again and again," freshman Sydney Thomas said about the second annual Glam Jam variety show, which took place Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Glam Jam is described by its director, under...

Kevin Spacey undermines coming out experiences of others

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

November 9, 2017

Last week, actor Anthony Rapp revealed that Kevin Spacey had sexually harassed him at a young age. In a public statement tweeted , he apologized for his conduct and revealed that he wanted to live openly as a gay man. Since Rapp's confession, others have come out accusing Spacey of incidents of sexual harassment. Though it is difficult to discern Spacey's actual intention, the tweet ultimately used coming out as...

Universities should not condone hateful student organizations

University organizations must forego spreading hate on campuses.

Quinn Burke, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

Reactionary movements are defined as those seeking to "advocate the restoration of a previous state of social affairs." And following the "It's Okay to be White" signs that have cropped up across campuses all over the U.S., colleges are facing a new reactionary movement. One of those campuses is...

Gov. John Bel Edward’s LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination executive order overturned

A timeline of the executive order's process.

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

November 6, 2017

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order concerning "equal opportunity and non-discrimination," banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in state agencies, department, boards, or entities. Wednesday, Nov. 1, the First Circuit Court of Appeal up...

Slang 101: An intersectional guide to contemporary slang

Slang 101: An intersectional guide to contemporary slang

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Associate Editor

October 7, 2017

Every year, dictionaries add new slang words to their catalogues. Slang permeates our everyday lives so deeply that we sometimes don't even realize when we are using it. Tracing the origins of these popular slang words, now largely overused by white millennials, reveals that most of them have their or...

Student Org Spotlight: NAMI On Campus promotes mental health discussion

finding intersectionality together

Story Sullivan, Contributing Reporter

September 28, 2017

The National Alliance on Mental Illness On Campus is a student-led organization that seeks to foster a judgment-free community to discuss mental health and work to de-stigmatize the issue on campus. The club aims to educate people about mental illness and normalize the conversation regarding mental h...

Intersectional Confessional: Marginalized students reflect on Tulane party culture

Intersectional Confessional: Marginalized students reflect on Tulane party culture

Daniel Horowitz, Canela Lopez, Megan Plotka, and Nile Pierre

September 28, 2017

With a recent No. 1 Party School ranking, it cannot be denied that going out at Tulane is a unique experience. For those with identities outside the white straight cis majority, party culture is a different situation entirely.

Hashim Walters, mayor for the millennials

Hashim Walters, mayor for the millennials

Nile Pierre, Intersections Editor

September 14, 2017

During his sophomore year at Birmingham Southern College, Hashim Walters decided to run for mayor of New Orleans. Two years later, the 22-year-old is the youngest candidate in the 2018 mayoral race and is calling on his fellow millennials to bring about change in the city he calls home.  Walters gre...