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Activist Spotlight: ‘The Cultural Reset’ connects BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists, fans and music executives to create a more inclusive industry

(02/07/21 4:16pm)

American University alum Nick Lee has spent the past seven months uplifting the voices of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists through his organization, The Cultural Reset. Aside from the site’s usual artist interviews and album reviews, Lee has a mission for Black History Month — “all Black everything.”







LGBTQ+ Activist Spotlight: How Alexis Arrington turned her favorite topic of conversation into an educational web series

(10/12/20 8:04pm)

American University senior Alexis Arrington enjoys talking about queer history. But, while quarantining at home, she found herself unable to talk about it without her normal audience of friends and classmates. So, Arrington decided to turn her casual conversations into a web series — “Everyone’s Gay: A Look into Queer History.”




LGBTQ+ Activist Spotlight: Intersectional Ally Network gives space for discussion of LGBTQ+ BIPOC experiences

(08/12/20 10:11am)

American University alumna Catie Davis has long been interested in intersectional advocacy. With the creation of her new organization, the Intersectional Ally Network, she is merging her passions for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC advocacy for a greater cause.


#StillWe Pride Month hopes for more representation, stands with BLM

(07/03/20 4:29pm)

Stephanie Bortruex, co-chair of American University’s LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Affinity Group, said her proudest moment, within the organization, was marching in the 2019 Capital Pride Parade. After nearly a year of anticipation and working with the University for even more support in the 2020 parade, Capital Pride’s cancellation was a disappointment for the organization, Bortruex said.