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J. K. Rowling and the Tirade of Transphobia

J. K. Rowling and the Tirade of Transphobia

Peter Soprunov, Editor-at-Large

January 24, 2020

In 1997, J. K. Rowling published the first book in the Harry Potter series. This seven-part saga sold 500 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling series in history, and making Rowling the wealthiest author in history. Even more impactful was Harry Potter’s penetration of not only its contemporary popular culture, but of the chil...

Beachwood School Board Sets Example on Transgender Bathroom Controversy

Beachwood School Board Sets Example on Transgender Bathroom Controversy

The Beachcomber Staff

August 28, 2016

On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. LGBTQ people, who waited decades to have their rights affirmed, celebrated with parades in the streets and smiles on their faces. Many conservative states have reacted negatively to this progressive decision. One o...

District Administrators Comfortable With Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive

District Administrators Comfortable With Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive

Jinle Zhu, News & Layout Editor

August 25, 2016

On May 13th, the Obama administration directed public schools to provide transgender students access to restrooms that match their gender identity. Although this directive is not a new law, it was issued in order to clarify Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. The directive is in the form of ...