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Nichi Bei News columnist Amy Sueyoshi is the provost at San Francisco State University, where she previously was the dean of the College of Ethnic Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in history from UCLA and has authored two books titled “Queer Compulsions” and “Discriminating Sex.” She is also the founding co-curator of the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco. She can be reached at sueyoshi@sfsu.edu. The views expressed in the preceding column are not necessarily those of the Nichi Bei News.

  • The 21st century student is queer and trans

    The 21st century student is queer and trans
    The 21st century student is queer and trans

    America is in the midst of another culture war. Currently, the American Civil Liberties Union is tracking more than 480 anti-LGBT bills1. In Oklahoma alone, legislators introduced 54 anti-queer and […] READ MORE

  • On the value of education

    On the value of education
    On the value of education

    California institutions of higher education, as well as those across the nation, are facing what experts are calling an “enrollment cliff.” Fewer students are going to college, in large part […] READ MORE

  • Freedom of speech

    Freedom of speech
    Freedom of speech

    In the spring of 2023, conservative writer and speaker Ian Haworth showed up at University at Albany – State University of New York as part of a program sponsored by […] READ MORE

  • The CRT Culture Wars

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    As summer rolled into fall I had thought the worst of the culture wars on Critical Race Theory (CRT) was over, or that at least it would never make it […] READ MORE

  • QTAPI Awareness Week

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    On Saturday, May 22, as San Francisco gradually opened, a modest group of Asian and Pacific Islander queer and trans folks and their friends gathered in June Warner Plaza in […] READ MORE

  • The pronoun revolution

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    In January 2016, more than 300 linguists, lexicographers, grammarians and etymologists — all members of the 127-year-old American Dialect Society — gathered at the Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. where […] READ MORE

  • Trump and queers

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    In 2018, Colorado State University political scientist Ernesto Sagás noted that with the legitimization of “bad hombres, shithole countries, (and) nasty women” coming from the White House, we need ethnic […] READ MORE