The Kirkwood Call

Call Ed: Education equality

As an established community, LGBTQ+ studies deserve to be included for a non-discriminatory education. 

TKC Staff

October 4, 2019

Overlooked, ignored, excluded. Imagine going through years of school and never learning about yourself. This is the reality for LGBTQ+ students throughout the United States. As an established community, LGBTQ+ studies deserve to be included for a non-discriminatory education.  On Aug. 9, Illinois passed legislation requi...

(Same) sex education?

“If you're not having straight sex you’re on your own.”

Jonathan Munroe, news features writer

March 6, 2019

*Name changed for anonymity “If you're not having straight sex you’re on your own,” Suzy* said. “When I first thought about having sex, I knew there wasn’t any information, not even a pamphlet in the nurse's office.” For the 26% (81/314) of students like Suzy, LGBT sex education is not prev...

LGBT+ Podcast | The Chick-fil-A controversy feat. Spencer Kates

LGBT+ Podcast | The Chick-fil-A controversy feat. Spencer Kates

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

February 13, 2019

In this episode of The Kirkwood Call's LGBT+ podcast, Logan Crews sits down with Spencer Kates, junior, to discuss political stereotypes and LGBT people as well as the recent controversy over Chick-fil-A. ...

Complicit consumerism

photo by Kara Rieger

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

February 4, 2019

I’ve heard a million times that I’m lucky. I’m lucky I was born in 2000 to the Crews family in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. I’m lucky I came out as queer and transgender to open arms and only slight awkwardness. I’m lucky I don’t have to shield myself from violent discrimination. I...

LGBT+ Podcast | LGBT+ students answer anonymous questions

art by Celia Bergman

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

December 10, 2018

Today on The Kirkwood Call’s LGBT podcast, five LGBT students (Logan Crews, Rosie Doyle, Stella Luciano, Ryleigh Palmer and Aaron Wise) will be answering anonymous questions submitted by other KHS students. We cover topics from pronouns to what it means to “look” gay, and we hope to cover even ...

Creating a change to be proud of

Creating a change to be proud of

Amara Harper and Ryleigh Palmer

November 30, 2018

At Pulse Nightclub the red and blue lights flashed following reports of gunshots in the club. Nobody knew how many were dead. Friends and family anxiously awaited as they crowded around their loved ones, wondering if they made it out alive. 49 members of the LGBT community died in the second most deadly mass shooting America had ever seen June 12, 2016 at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Flor...

We’re still here

We're still here

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

October 22, 2018

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LGBT+ Podcast | Current events

LGBT+ Podcast | Current events

Logan Crews and Izzy Colón

October 8, 2018

Logan Crews and Izzy Colón talk about the most recent and prevalent news in the LGBT community. Have ideas for more LGBT+ Podcasts? Let us know by leaving a comment. ...

Using the restroom in peace

Using the restroom in peace

Logan Crews, opinions editor

February 24, 2018

I didn’t realize how much of a luxury it was to pee in public until I no longer felt safe in a binary bathroom. Even though my body didn’t physically change when I came out as transgender, I no longer feel welcome in women’s restrooms. Even though my mind is male through and through, I’m not ...

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Logan Crews, opinions editor

January 22, 2018

Ding. I rolled over to grab my phone that hadn’t stopped vibrating since the night before. Pressing the home button, I already knew what I would find. Another question dropped in my ASKfm inbox from a bewildered classmate. There were about five or six anonymous messages waiting for my reply already,...

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