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Illustrations by Ren Rader “I’m a queer female, but I’m in love with a straight woman. What should I do?” —Raspberry Oh Raspberry, where should I begin? I’m all too familiar with this feeling: She’s everything you could possibly want in a person. You probably get annoyed when men hit on her, and consequently feel overall worse about the situation. You tell yourself, “Well maybe she’s a little gay,” when in reality, she’s just a...

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Illustration by Andrea Nebhut Repeat after me: I, Trinitonian Reader, will date women this Valentine’s Day. Upon being asked to write a piece about queer dating at Trinity, several ideas ran through my head. Do I create an expose piece in the style of the infamous ‘web’ from the L word, outing all of the strange love connections you never expected at Trinity? Do I complain about how many times straight people asked me what...

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Illustration by Genevieve Humphreys College is often a young adult’s first opportunity to pursue an adult-style romantic relationship without constant parental supervision. This increase in autonomy can be exciting, but it can also feel overwhelming. Students often wonder, “Is my relationship good for me?” or “Is this what love is supposed to be like?” Unfortunately, college students also fall under the age group that is most likely to become victims of intimate partner violence (IPV)...

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Illustration by Genevieve Humphreys On paper, breakups should be a basic process: end the relationship, go your separate ways and never see each other again. Of course, it’s never actually that simple. If you’ve ever dated another student on a small campus like ours, odds are that you regularly run into your ex, whether it’s in class, at parties or even in your extracurriculars. I think (and hope) I’m not the only one who fell...