All posts by Jenna L.

Lyons: Trans Rights Are Under Attack (Again)

The Trump Administration recently released a memo detailing a proposal that would greatly limit transgender peoples’ rights, safety, and freedom of expression. A new definition of sex that does not include gender identity is up for debate. According to The New York Times, the memo from the Administration states “The sex listed on a person’s birth ...

New U.S. Visa Policy Draws Ire from LGBTQ Groups

On October 1st, a new policy went into effect banning visas for unmarried partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations officials. This new regulation will also impact U.N. ambassadors, U.S. embassy staff, employees of international organizations working in the U.S., and foreign military members stationed in the United States. Partners under these categories will need ...

Yes, Flint Still Exists; Yes, Their Water is Still Contaminated

As of April 24, 2018, Flint, Michigan has been three years without clean water. That’s 1,000 days without adequate water to shower, cook, or even drink. Here’s a refresher on why: In April of 2014, Flint officials decided to switch their water supplier in order to save money. While the new pipeline was under construction, ...

Lyons: Dear LGBTQ Students

Dear LGBTQ Students, This letter is to let you know that you have a right to be here. I know that this campus doesn’t always feel welcoming. Sometimes our value of Benedictine hospitality doesn’t extend as far as it should. If you’re in the closet, you know that there are people who “disagree” with who ...