Post Tagged with: "LGBT"

How should journalists approach inclusive pronouns?

How should journalists approach inclusive pronouns?

Journalists are still grappling with how to strike a balance between using inclusive pronouns and making sure readers understand them, according to Canadian Press editor Stephen Meurice. A panel on language representation in media was held by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre at the Rogers Communications Centre on Friday, Sept. 30. Among the panelists were freelance journalist and queer media […]

by Oriena Vuong· · education, Media, News, On Campus, students
In Touch magazine's Photoshopped cover of Bruce Jenner as a woman.
(Courtesy Mike Mozart / Flickr)

Society failing to ‘trans-ition’

This version corrects mistakes in paragraphs two and nine, changing female to woman; six and 12, changing transsexual to trans person; and paragraph seven, changing heterosexual to cisgender.  When In Touch magazine Photoshopped Bruce Jenner’s face onto Dynasty actress Stephanie Beacham, she told Inside Edition that she thought it was funny. The photo, meant to portray how Jenner would look […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
U.S. Consulate employees give blood at a Toronto clinic as part of President Obama’s National Day of Service.

Canadian Blood Services considers reducing donation policy that affects gay men

Last month, Canadian Blood Services launched a public survey addressing the possibility of a change in blood donation restrictions. As the agency’s policy stands, men who have had sexual contact with another man (MSM) within the past five years are not eligible to donate blood. An email statement from CBS says: “A further reduction may be possible in the future and […]

by Michael Lyons· · News, Off Campus
Ryerson student documents experiences of the transgender community

Ryerson student documents experiences of the transgender community

Markus Harwood-Jones, 22, proudly wears his heart on his sleeve. He emanates confidence donning a sweater with words from anti-apartheid social activist Desmond Tutu: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” The quote is fitting for the Ryerson University sociology major who is creating a documentary about transgender experiences in Canada […]

by Christina Ciddio· · Features, Uncategorized
Homophobia still trumps performance in professional sports

Homophobia still trumps performance in professional sports

The first openly gay player in the NBA, Jason Collins, played his first game for the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, since coming out last summer. His performance was forgettable, but the implication behind his appearance was undeniable. It was a huge step for the sporting world’s LGBTQ community. However, despite homophobia in sports culture looking like it’s losing steam, […]

by Matthew Kennedy· · Editorial, Opinion
The Ram in the Rye is Ryerson's campus pub. (Ryersonian file photo)

Around Campus: February 24-28

For the Rye local: Stimulate your mind after reading week and challenge your friends to another round of PubStumpers at the Ram. Beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24, the game tests its players on everything from TV trivia to Bible knowledge. For the culture crazed:  If you’re interested in learning more about the First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities […]

by Bryan Sparrow· · Arts & Life, Top stories
Facebook now has more gender descriptors than 'male' and 'female'. (Courtesy Facebook)

Facebook adds more than 50 gender identity options for profiles

Facebook offered an early Valentine’s Day present to the LGBT community. On Feb. 13, the social networking site introduced more than 50 gender identity options for users’ profiles. From who choose to be non-gender conforming, to individuals that consider themselves two-spirited – the mixing of gender roles in Aboriginal communities – the website now recognizes that things are not so […]

by Bryan Sparrow· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
A sports journalist and his ethical lapse

A sports journalist and his ethical lapse

In order to be a good journalist, you must be a good person. Throughout my time in journalism school, that phrase has been frequently repeated and I couldn’t agree more. It was recently brought to my attention that Grantland, a website for sports journalism, published an article exposing the creator of a revolutionary golf putter as transgender against her wishes. […]

by Arti Panday· · Editorial, Opinion

Letter from the editor: public sex always news

There are a number of hot-button subjects in the world that will provoke an adamant and immediate emotional reaction no matter how they are covered. Last week, The Ryersonian witnessed this first-hand by publishing an article that revealed a gay website promoting campus washrooms as places to meet up for public sex. Titled “Ryerson bathrooms are gay sex hot spots,” […]

by Sean Tepper· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, Uncategorized