Non-binary activists discuss gender identity

Non-binary activists discuss gender identity

Non-binary activists Jacob Tobia and Tyler Ford discussed their experiences as gender-nonconforming individuals at the first all-school assembly of the year Nov. 6. To begin the assembly, Tobia read a part of their memoir, “Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story,” which touches on their experience of growing up while hiding their identity from society. “When queer people […]

Pollyanna Conference members discuss sexuality, gender norms

Upper school faculty members attended the third annual Pollyanna Conference at the Middle School Nov. 2. In accordance with this year’s theme, “Everybody, Everybody: Reimagining Gender and Sexual Orientation in Our Schools,” representatives from 15 schools around the country discussed diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as how to become more welcoming toward members of […]

GSA raises awareness through Rainbow Skate night

The Roy G. Biv Social Committee had their first opportunity to attend Rainbow Skate Night, a social event designed to unify the LGBTQ+ community and allies. The Moonlight Rollerway held Rainbow Night, which was dedicated to raising awareness for members of the LGBTQ+ community, allowing the attendees to interact with not only their fellow students […]

Write of Passage

Write of Passage

Sophie Kim ’19 smiled against the bright lights as she took the stage. After working with the LGBTQ+ performance group QueerWise and serving on the school’s slam poetry team, Kim had become accustomed to sharing her words in front of an audience. “I think on stage in that moment, I was really trying to feel […]

Senior named LA County Youth Poet Laureate

Sophie Kim ’19 was selected as the 2018 Los Angeles Country Youth Poet Laureate from a record number of applicants.  Over the course of the next year, Kim will also work with Penmanship Books to publish a compilation of her original poetry. The Youth Poet Laureate is an initiative of Urban Word Los Angeles, an […]

Students make app for censored teens to express thoughts, stories

Huddled around their computer, Ari Sokolov ’19 and Izzy Reiff ’18 smiled at each other and clicked the mouse, officially launching the beta for the Trill Project, a safe, anonymous network for LGBTQ teens living in socially repressed countries. “We were amazed at the instant response from the LGBTQ community we received,” Sokolov said. “[Before […]

Word Wizard: Cardin creates LGBTQ crossword puzzles, raises money for charities

Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and science teacher Nate Cardin created Queer Qrosswords, an organization that raises money for LGBTQ charities and encourages inclusivity of the LGBTQ community in crossword puzzles. Cardin raised $16,000 for charities since Queer Qrosswords launched last month. Donors give money directly to charities then send a confirmation email […]

“And what’s that got to do with us?”

People who know me are more than aware that, despite not actually being in the cast or crew, I have not been able to stop talking about “Cabaret” for the past two months. It’s one of my favorite musicals of all time, and the sentimental value of it being the last fall musical I’d see […]

Students show their support for the LGBTQ community

Students show their support for the LGBTQ community

Marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, students and faculty showed their support for the school’s LGBT community with rainbow hearts on their chests. Gender Sexuality and Awareness Club and P10 members, along with some prefects and faculty members, passed out pride stickers to students and faculty in honor of the global celebration of […]

Proud to be LGBT: Profiling GSA and P10

Proud to be LGBT: Profiling GSA and P10

On the night of the election, upper school science teacher Nate Cardin and his husband looked solemnly at each other. Their searching eyes asked each other the same question: “Will we be able to stay married?”   After finding out that the new government housed leaders who had rescinding marriage equality on their agendas, to […]