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LGBTQ+ Spotlight

Insights and analysis from students engaging with and learning from people who hold queer identities through interviews detailing their journeys as well as their individual agency. This project was made possible through a collaboration of the Anthropology of Sex and Gender course with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, more specifically Stephen Loveless who provided resources and connections to willing LGBTQ+ participants.

  • Liliana Quinn Interview

    “Liliana Quinn Interview”

    By Renee Cobrea

     Renee Cobrea

    Renee Cobrea is a History major hoping to someday obtain a doctorate in Colonial Latin American studies. She is passionate about social justice, colonial history, and late night snacks.

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  • What would happen if they found out?

    “What would happen if they found out?”

    By Chaziti Eaton

     Chaziti Eaton

    Chaziti Eaton is a junior at UNCO studying psychology and sociology with a minor in Gender Studies. Chaziti's preferred pronouns are she, her, hers. She plans on getting her masters after she obtained her bachelor's degree. She chose to minor in Gender Studies because of a professor she met here at UNCO. “Ather Zia is such an amazing teacher and I have learned so much being in her classes. I am so thankful for her and the classes she teaches!”

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  • When Google's Your Teacher

    “When Google's Your Teacher”

    By Dani Thompson

    Dani Thompson (she/her/hers) is a senior majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Gender Studies. She is fascinated with Gender and Queer theory and looking at the development of societal structures and norms. She would like to implement these interests into the cultivation of this website and with her own research into bioarchaeology once she graduates.

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  • The Beauty of Dualism: The Story of Levi Franklin 

    “The Beauty of Dualism: The Story of Levi Franklin”

    By Renee Goergen

     Renee Goergen

    Renee Goergen is a Biology major with a Minor in Anthropology at UNC. She grew up in Greeley, attending a more conservative elementary and high school making her own queer identity something very important to her, and a key factor in who she socialized with. Fostering a comfortable community has always been important to her. Her ethnography focuses on a member of the community she helped build up in her years in high school, as well as focusing on the ability to balance seemingly polar opposite social communities.

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  • the path of least resistance

    “the path of least resistance”

    By Shelby Bundy

    Shelby Bundy

    Shelby Bundy (she/her/hers) is a senior at UNC majoring in Anthropology, and will be the first in her family to obtain a Bachelors' Degree. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to Greeley to finish her degree and for a change in environment. She currently works nearly full-time at the Humane Society of Weld County and hopes to stay within the animal welfare industry after she graduates in May. On the topic of gender, being in a community such as UNC has also helped Shelby embrace her identity as asexual/grey-ace. She took a class in Fall 2018 with Ather Zia, where she was able to collaborate with a friend to complete the paper titled "The Path of Least Resistance."

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  • Gender Blending and Indian Fusion

    "Gender Blending and Indian Fusion: A Look at Gender Identity in the Context of Culture"

    By Kiana Green

    Kiana Green

    Kiana Green is a sophomore at the University of Northern Colorado. Her pronouns are She/Her/Hers. Kiana is currently an Anthropology major and a Human Services and Spanish double minor. Kiana is passionate about social justice issues and wants to use her education to continue learning more about people from different cultures. 

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Disclaimer: The opinion expressed in each article is the opinion of its author and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the PUGS editors, Gender Studies program, or UNC. Therefore, PUGS e-zine carries no responsibility for the opinion expressed thereon.