With rising Islamophobia and the threat of a travel ban, the struggles of daily life for Muslim Americans have also increased. Join a group of Egyptian-Americans as they celebrate ramadan, struggling to preserve their identity and traditions.
After decades of legal battles, gay and lesbian couples were granted the constitutional right to marry in all 50 states in June 2015; one year after that, a gunman opened fire on a gay nightclub in downtown Orlando, killing 49 people.
Despite the tragedy in Orlando, members of the LGBTQ community enjoy more rights and public acceptance than ever before. AIDS is no longer a death sentence and pride parades are held in every major U.S. city. For the first time, a majority of Americans (55%) support gay marriage, according to the Pew Research Center.
The following piece is a multi-part journey through the hardships of a gay black man, a transgender woman and a bisexual woman living in New York City in 2017, all of whom currently attend or once attended New York University. The photographer, Jesús Ian Kumamoto, followed each as they went about their lives and asked them what it truly means to be queer in 21st-century America. The black-and-white format of the photography attempts to capture the raw essence of the subjects’ emotions.
Although these are young LGBTQ New Yorkers finding their bearings among the chaos of youth and city life, their experiences differ vastly. What they have in common, however, is overwhelming: they all feel, in one way or another, forgotten by their own community and the larger discourse on LGBTQ people.
Victor Leonard: Black and ‘Unwanted’
Alex Hoffman: Transgender, but Human First
Patty Boutin: Bisexual, but Not Your Sex Toy
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New York City is home to many DJs of color, including DJ Rekha, DJ Ushka, and DJ Yana Allpa. Hear what some DJs have to say about mixing night life with social justice.
What do New Yorkers have to say about Donald Trump’s first months in office?
NYU journalism’s Reporting: Multimedia hit the streets to find out.
Inspired by some of their own students’ struggles with incarceration, two teachers from Teaneck, NJ started Write to Matter to help people returning from prison regain a sense of normalcy through art.
On November 9th, while Donald Trump celebrated his first day as President-elect, thousands took to the streets to protest the election results. During the protest, NYU students and alumni shared their reactions to Trump’s election. Produced, shot, written and edited by Kirby Pate. All footage is either my own or used with permission from CNN through NYU Journalism. Originally aired 11-15 on NYU’s campus news show NYU Now (formerly NYU Tonight).
At a university that tends to hold the arts in a higher standing than sports, student-athletes deal with low interest and travel challenges. Through it all, though, those who compete for the Violets take pride in decades of history and accolades.
The LGBTQ community and the New York Immigrant Coalition both held marches to Trump Tower (Fifth Avenue location) this past weekend.
Inspired by his love of culture, identity and ‘othered’ beauty, NYU Gallatin fashion student Victor Leonard looks to the outside world, today’s political climate, his black identity and the power he finds in otherness as he prepares for his premiere collection in this spring’s NYU Gallatin Fashion Show.
By Jennie Neufeld
Who says college students these days are too busy looking at their cellphones to embrace activism? Maritza Rico and Audrey Parry challenge the notion of the passive millennial with their podcast, Murder Weather, a platform for dialogue, getting involved and making a difference.
By Lucy Yeho Hwang