Article by John Wigger, University of Missouri-Columbia What is it about televangelists Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker that continues to fascinate nearly 35 years after the fall of their evangelical empire? Jim Bakker still makes headlines selling survival food and miracle cures from his television compound near Branson, Missouri. WhileContinue Reading

When BB23 started, we discovered that we had been blessed by–at the least–a pretty decent cast. On top of that blessing, we got day one feeds so we could witness the early alliance formations. One of these alliances is The Cookout. They seemingly formed to ensure that this season wouldn’t be a repeat of past seasons where the people of color are alienated and then eliminated pretty early on.Continue Reading

Article by Rachel Allison, Mississippi State University and Chris Knoester CC BY-ND For all of the gains LGBTQ people have made over the past few decades, sports remain a highly visible reminder that homophobia and transphobia persist. In recent years, more professional athletes, from U.S. women’s soccer team player TiernaContinue Reading

Article by Elizabeth Saewyc, University of British Columbia; Ace Chan, University of British Columbia, and Ashley B. Taylor, University of British Columbia Trans and non-binary youth in Canada continue to experience targeted violence and discrimination, however, according to the 2019 Canadian Trans and Non-binary Youth Health Survey, they are thrivingContinue Reading

Article by Benjamin Hanckel, Western Sydney University and Shiva Chandra, Western Sydney University During COVID-19 lockdowns, a major concern for LGBTIQ+ communities, mental health professionals and academics was that young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning, intersex and asexual+ people may suffer from being stuck in transphobic, biphobic orContinue Reading