‘Colette’ aims to honor scandalous novelist, but comes short

“Colette,” starring Keira Knightley as Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), follows the French novelist and actress whose husband took credit for her work for years until she asserted herself as a writer and began to publish under her own name, famously taking up a string of female lovers along the way. The movie follows Colette from her marriage through her […]

On Queer: On sex and anxiety

Confession time: I’m terrified of sex. As much as I love being intimate with other men (my friends can attest, I am very gay), thoughts of sex immediately turn into concerns about my body, or sweating, or how my hair looks ridiculous when disheveled, or an overwhelming lack of confidence in my own appearance. It’s […]

On Queer: On home (and Hogwarts)

As the saying goes, “Home is where the heart is.” But for many LGBTQ people, figuring out where that is can be more than a little bit complicated. As Harry Potter said when asked how he felt about returning to Privet Drive, “Hogwarts is my home.” I’m always a fan of reading queer allegory into just […]

On Queer: On sexual assault

When I went home for the summer after my freshman year, I decided to go on Tinder. There would be no chance of running into someone from school, and thus it couldn’t be awkward. After many conversations that started and ended without going anywhere, a girl and I decided we would go on a date. It […]

On Queer: On call-outs

Even in these times, I believe that most people are well-intentioned. We want the best for each other. We want each other to be happy, healthy and successful. We want to treat our friends and family well. Yet, we have to acknowledge that we, as individuals, have unique identities that may result in different experiences. […]

On Queer, On White Picket Fences

When I was little, my favorite TV show was Leave it to Beaver. The show focuses on young Theodore Cleaver (“the Beaver,”) his brother, Wally, and their parents, June and Ward. The Cleavers’ life is perfect in that white picket fence sort of way: Wally is on the football team, June and Ward never fight, […]

Mark Brimhall-Vargas to leave role as Chief Diversity Officer

Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Mark Brimhall-Vargas will be leaving his position at Tufts on Jan. 10 after a year and a half of serving in the role. He will assume the role of Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Brandeis University upon his departure. In a Nov. 2 email from Provost David […]

On Queer: On Tinder

I made a Tinder account during my senior year of high school. I never saw myself as the type of girl to use a dating app, but it was hard for me to meet other LGBTQ+ people without it. I always found that the high school dating pool for queer students can be small and […]

On Queer: On coming out to my dad… sort of

He turns off the radio. “So… you’re gay.” It’s not exactly a statement, not exactly a question. My father and I are driving to meet the rest of my family for Thanksgiving dinner. What surprises me most isn’t my father proclaiming my sexuality when I had not told him, but rather that he was defining […]