The Paisano

Transgender Rights in Pakistan

Illustration by Amber Chin

Maha Qadri

November 13, 2019

Dr. Tahir Naqvi, an associate professor of anthropology at Trinity University, hosted the “Legal and Political Terrain of Transgender Rights in Contemporary Pakistan” talk on Nov. 8, at UTSA. Naqvi discussed information he collected over a one-month trip to Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Lahore....

Locked into discrimination

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Anthony Saldana

October 18, 2018

“If there were someone armed in my school, I would have been the first one gone,” said a terrified student from Stafford County Middle School. Phrases like this have been said countless times after school shootings like Columbine High School, Santa Fe High School, Alpine High School and countless...

Letter to the editor: Active anti-facism

Letter to the editor: Active anti-facism

Jade Follette

April 17, 2018

This commentary is a response to the recent piece titled “Casual fascism” by Peyton Dillberg which was published in the Paisano newspaper on April 10, 2018. That piece defends the right to voice views of white supremacy and takes the position that neo-Nazi hate speech should be allowed under princip...

Satire: Hail to the chief

Cade Brashear

September 13, 2017

Hail to the chief! Our great leader Donald has checked off one of the most important issues threatening our country today, the LGBT agenda trying to get their kind into our powerful military. On Aug. 25, Trump issued a presidential memorandum directing Secretary of Defense James Mattis and the acting Se...

Meet Jade

Meet Jade

Enrique Bonilla

March 7, 2017

"The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy,” read a sincere and simple statement on the cover of the Jan. 2017 issue of National Geographic. Avery Jackson, the 9-year-old girl quoted on the cover, is transgender. Jackson belongs to a part of the LGBTQ+ community on ...

Transcending transphobia

Transcending transphobia

Enrique Bonilla

March 2, 2017

Two months into a Trump presidency, America has seen some major setbacks in the course of social progression. Barack Obama, who had enacted several measures to progress the rights and equal treatment of the LGBTQ+ community is now sitting on the sidelines as Trump rescinds them. Last week, directives we...