Student Activism

Will H. Hays, first president of the MPA
For a large portion of the 20th century, depictions of many things in film - including gay interactions - were prohibited.
Landon Cider, Murray Hill and Adam All
Part of the theatrical world for centuries, drag has now gained mainstream popularity. Let's look at the underrepresented world of drag kings.
Kenneth Williams, who used Polari as innuendo on the radio
Queer people have existed throughout history in the face of discriminatory legislation. Here’s one way they survived when existence was illegal.
Drag queen protesting in front of a bus
Many students are too young to remember Section 28, but the impact on the gay community is still felt to this day.
Princess Diana shaking hands with an AIDS patient
Pride is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and remember their struggles. Here, we break down the HIV crisis of the 80s.