XY Magazine

“Here at XY, we feel that sex education for men has been unacceptably overlooked. Abstinence-only education is just not adequate, especially since ‘increasing emphasis on abstinence education is positively correlated with teenage pregnancy and birth rates.” Good sex education should encourage all people to feel comfortable with their bodies and give them proper information to […]

Faking It—It’s Complicated

“While MTV’s Faking It pushes heteronormative boundaries by including queer characters in prominent positions and depicting these characters exploring their queer identities in complex ways, it ultimately privileges heterosexual relationships, continuing to marginalize its queer characters. We present a revision of the show, entitled The Trials and Tribulations of Amy Raudenfield, which presents a more […]


Schloss Charlottenburg

By Casey Schuller We’ve reached our final class day in Berlin!  Most of us still have one more full day left, but tonight will be spent finishing work and trying to do some last-minute bonding. I think leaving for all of us will be bittersweet. Berlin has been amazing, yet so many of us are […]


Nadine Saeed and Katrin Jullien of the Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh

By Casey Schuller After a little confusion about our meeting place this afternoon, we met Nadine Saeed at Heidi’s apartment. We all snuggled in on and around the bed in the common room as Nadine started to tell us about her work in remembrance of Oury Jalloh. Nadine has been an activist for 5-6 years […]