Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Pride rewind: A look back through time

Pride rewind: A look back through time

Sophia Hwangbo, Online Editor, Photographer May 22, 2023

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Pride events

Pride events

Isha Sinha, Reporter May 19, 2023

Students can also get involved with Pride Month through attending Pride events. Pride festivals and parades, open to everyone, are a fun way to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and meet new people. The festivals allow students to engage in pride-related activities by partying, dancing and having fun....

LGBTQ+ literature

LGBTQ+ literature

Annabel Honigstein, Forum Editor May 19, 2023

To engage in Pride Month, students can read books by LGBTQ+ authors or with LGBTQ+ themes. Over the years, LGBTQ+ literature has navigated changing social tides and legal restrictions. These stories serve to educate readers who do not identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as provide characters...

From past to present: Celebrating pride month

From past to present: Celebrating pride month

Zoe Leontis and Safina Syed May 19, 2023

Celebrated every June, Pride Month honors the LGBTQ+ community and their fight for equality and acceptance. During this month, members of the community and allies come together through events to commemorate queer history, uplift voices in the community and educate individuals. These events include parades,...

Community members hold signs with supporting messages for LGBTQ+ community

School board candidates, community leaders host rally to stand up for LGBTQ+ community

Amann Mahajan, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2022

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that,” school board candidate Nicole Chiu-Wang said, quoting Martin Luther King Jr.. “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” These words kicked off Sunday’s community rally, which took place in King Plaza and lasted from...

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill stifles LGBTQ expression

Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill stifles LGBTQ expression

April 18, 2022

On March 7, 2022, Florida’s state senate passed the Parental Rights in Education bill, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) advocacy groups. On March 28, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law. The law’s most controversial clause is...

Anti-transgender legislation: Recent state bills place physical, mental health of transgender youth at risk

Anti-transgender legislation: Recent state bills place physical, mental health of transgender youth at risk

Becca Wu, In-Depth Editor May 25, 2021

“I spend my free time [playing] with my cats and chickens, FaceTiming my friends and dreaming of when I will finally meet Dolly Parton,” Kai Shappley, a transgender 10-year-old, said in her testimony before the Texas Senate Committee of State Affairs. “I do not like spending my free time asking...

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