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Kasich Signs Order Against Gender Identity Discrimination

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Gov. John Kasich has included a new category into state protections against discrimination in an executive order he signed Wednesday. But those protections might not last very long. Kasich’s order includes gender identity, which wasn’t included in previous executive orders or in state law on discrimination. This is a change for Kasich, who says he’s a conservative but… Read More

Queer Touring Bands Find Their Own Spaces in Athens, Ohio

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By Devon Hannan Between bars and commercial venues, lines can be blurred in terms of what makes a safe space actually a safe. For bands on tour, efforts made my space owners around the country soon become very apparent. Are space owners actually providing a safe space to include artists of all backgrounds and identities… Read More

Finding Diversity in Theater

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Young people all across the country are speaking up and calling for a more inclusive culture that celebrates a wide diversity of experiences. OUtlet reporter and freshman theater major Seth Eggenschwiller explores students’ push for their vision of a more diverse and inclusive theater division at Ohio University. Here in Athens, diversity is a noticeable… Read More

Queer Fashion

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Fashion has historically been a means for folks to facilitate and express cultural elements through identification and unification. Queer fashion specifically has helped LGBTQ+ individuals recognize, meet and connect with other members of the community. The OUtlet’s Delaney Murray and Juli Holbert explore and define queer fashion through the decades. “Queer fashion” has always existed,… Read More

Generational Activism

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Activism has long, historical roots in the United States that are sewn into the Constitution. The right for individuals to peaceably assemble has, and does, pave the way for groups to achieve political goals. But has activism changed? The OUtlet’s Juli Holbert takes a look at how different generations view protest and activism. Nina Richner,… Read More