Author: Deon Sumer

Old Goodwood Plantation

OnSite Design has recently purchased and began to plan a subdivision around the Old Goodwood Plantation. The subdivision is being promoted as a historical place to live: The plantation’s story is being framed as a love story and the streets will be named after other plantation owners. To view the official website, click here:http://www.adeliabr.com/press-release To view Gary Chambers’ original article, click...

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Lady Gaga: Gay Icon; Gay Activist

Lady Gaga has 146 million single sales, six Grammy Awards, and leads in most rankings dealing with being an influential figure. Because of these standings, the LGBTQ community is fortunate to have her as an activist.   Even deeper, Lady Gaga has true roots in the cause. She explains in an open letter that she even suffers Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from all of her experiences in being discriminated against. From her recent Super Bowl performance, to standing a gay flag on top of a mountain, to her non-profit organization, Born This Way, Gaga cares and is making strides....

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Building Sets & Girls’ Building Sets

For many years, retail stores have separated any item it can by male and female as far as display and marketing tactics go. Hair products, hygienic products, medical supplies, and many other products are organized and marketed differently in retail stores by gender. Today’s society leans on labels quite a bit. Dating back to hundreds of years ago, there was only male and female. Then, more labels came to rise: transsexual, cross dresser, etc. Now, there is a label that makes labels themselves unnecessary. Genderqueer means a person does not identify as either male or female. Genderqueer falls under...

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Love Has No Labels

Love Has No Labels is a campaign created and promoted by the Ad Council. The Ad Council creates public service announcements about select issues. According to the council’s website, its “think tank”, the Advisory Committee of Public Issues, determines what issues the council will put its time and resources into. Love Has No Labels was launched in 2015. The campaign uses print, social media, television, and other forms of media platforms to display different pairings of race, gender, ethnicity, ability, and age in loving, everyday couples. The campaign has a strong focus on race and ethnicity in expressing diversity...

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Target: They’re Getting Ahead

Today’s society leans on labels quite a bit. Dating back to hundreds of years ago, there was only male and female. Then, more labels came to rise: transsexual, cross dresser, etc. Now, there is a label that makes labels themselves unnecessary. Genderqueer Genderqueer means a person does not identify as either male or female. Genderqueer falls under the transgender category. To break this down from the basics, transgender means that a person does not identify with the gender the he or she was assigned at birth or would typically by assigned at birth. Genderqueer should not be confused with...

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