Gwen Matthews

Gwen Matthews

Gwen is a writer who has an education degree, a social work background, an extensive knowledge of vegetables, and a devotion to queer revolutionary politics. She lives deep in the woods of Maine with two dogs, a magnificent partner, and an ever-growing collection of plants.
  • Will LGBT Republicans Choose Trump?

    Republican candidate for president, Donald Trump, has notoriously alienated many voters with his bigoted, inflammatory, and hyperbolic statements. In the past, he has placed the blame on blacks and hispanics for violent crime in America. In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, he has claimed that racism no...
  • Video Highlights Financial Motives Against LGBTQ Discrimination

    On Thursday, the United Nations Human Rights office, as part of their Free & Equal campaign, launched a new video to raise awareness regarding discrimination against people who identify as LGBTQ. The video, narrated by openly gay actor Zachary Quinto, addresses issues often raised by LGBTQ advocates including homelessness,...
  • Ben Carson’s Anti-LGBTQ Rhetoric

    Ben Carson, Republican candidate for president, has made it unequivocally clear that he does not support the LGBTQ community. His most recent remarks illustrate his embrace of the now repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy in the military. On Saturday, he rhetorically asked why lesbian, gay, and bisexual...
  • ‘Bold’ New Conservative Site Courts Minorities

    On Monday, another news media website launched into the competitive, and fairly saturated, online world. Because the major news outlet players – the online, television, and print media spheres – are almost untouchable when it comes to what is breaking, most other sites focus on niche audiences, specific political...
  • Dobson Laments ‘Losing the War’ Against LGBT People

    James Dobson, founder of the expressly homophobic organization, Focus on the Family, confessed recently that the anti-gay movement has “lost the entire culture war.” Speaking to televangelist Andrew Wommack on his show, The Gospel Truth, Dobson lamented that the entire culture has changed, based on the June 26, 2015...
  • Trans*H4CK Fights For Diversity In Tech

    Trans*H4CK was born as a necessary response to a much-discussed phenomena: the tech industry is overwhelmingly composed of white, cisgender men. Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, a black transgender man, was struggling to land a job post-graduation, and felt that his gender identity was often the reason he didn’t obtain...
  • What I’m Thankful For As An LGBTQ Advocate

    This year has been comprised of victories and tragedies for the LGBTQ community. And while it is undeniably important to mourn the losses – especially remembering transgender and non-binary individuals who have lost their lives through violence this year – we also need time to reflect on what we...
  • Advocates Call For Boycott of Zoolander 2

    The release of the trailer for the upcoming move, Zoolander 2, has prompted a call for its boycott by some LGBTQ advocates. Zoolander 2, set to premier on February 12, 2016, is a follow-up to Ben Stiller’s original hit Zoolander, released in 2001. Like the original, the movie stars...
  • Social Media Messages on Trans Day of Remembrance

    November 20th is the official Transgender Day of Remembrance where advocates and allies take time to remember and mourn the violence and hatred directed towards transgender people. Many took to social media sites to express themselves about the day. Cherno Biko created a video where she speaks of the...