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Victor M. Feraru
Victor Feraru is a Law School student. He received his B.A. in English Writing (with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies) from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Feraru was the 2008 winner of The Nation Magazine college writing contest with his piece titled "Transcending Trauma." His autobiography, Victor's Luck, will be published in 2016.

Feraru was President of Guilford College's student government association and a senior staff writer for the Guilford College paper, The Guilfordian. He contributes to multiple publications and is a self proclaimed nerd.

For more information about Victor's book visit his website.

Entries by Victor M. Feraru

Gay Poles Give Hope This Holiday Season!

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 9:46 PM

Chaz Stevens is at it again, doing what he does best: shaking up the establishment to further everyones civil rights.

Stevens, who doesn't sugar coat his words and disdains injustice, holds truth to power.

In December of 2013, Stevens thought that the...

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The Republican Stance on Refugees Reeks of Privilege

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 1:53 PM

The Paris attacks have intensified the debate of whether Syrian refugees ought to be allowed in the United States. Let's hit the pause button on the relentless theater-of-the-absurd that is a 24-hour news cycle of infotainment to actually consider for a moment the implications of what is only...

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The Netflix of Luxury Watches?

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 12:29 AM

The introduction this year of high-profile tech and design exemplars Apple Watch and Ikepod Megapode Date have gotten people in a tizzy. The humble watch has got our attention again for the first time since the first iPhone commandeered our device-lust way back in 2007. This means Netflix-for-watches startup Eleven...

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A Gay Festivus (Pole) for the Rest of Us?

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2015 | 9:42 PM

What would you do with a six-foot pole?

That's how my 2013 conversation started with Chaz Stevens, the civil rights advocate who erected a 6-foot-tall Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus Pole in the State Capitol of Florida, a reminder for the need of the separation of church...

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What the Liberal Arts Did for Me

(12) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 5:53 PM

Several years ago, driving down Friendly Avenue, in Greensboro, North Carolina, my mother pointed to Guilford College and said, "You will go there." Her words hung in the air like a dense fog. Guilford has been compared to a lot of things, like Hogwarts Academy. It is the...

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Speaking Truth to Power Through Affirmations?

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 4:12 PM

Stephanie McMillan has devoted most of her adult life to speaking truth to
those in power through multiple books that illustrate the destructive
effects of capitalism.

On Facebook and her own website McMillan shares The "Daily Affirmations for
Revolutionary Militants
" which are popular...

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Is Capitalism All That Bad?

(2) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 4:57 PM

Why is capitalism bad for the world?

Stephanie McMillan, an award winning writer and political cartoonist attempts to answer that question and explain what capitalism means to those who don't have a lifetime to study its concepts, in her book Capitalism Must Die....

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Is Our Indifference Making Us Sick?

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 2:34 PM

I am not here to shame you, but I will not feed you a pack of lies.

In people of color, those in the third world and intravenous drug users, and also in the gay population, the prevalence of HIV, the virus that...

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North Carolina: Providing a Voice for LGBT Community

(2) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 6:18 AM

My idea of hell is being forced from one cocktail party to another.

Yet, one recent Saturday night, I enjoyed finding myself dressed in a tuxedo, one minute shaking hands with our mayor, and the next congratulating two ladies on their recent marriage.

Tuxedos, long, elegant dresses, fancy and wonderful...

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HIV Exposure?

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 7:04 PM

Impulse Group South Florida, a non-profit organization that focuses on the health of the gay community in the region (Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties) takes the HIV/AIDS epidemic very seriously.

The group is dedicated to educating about HIV, especially in areas and with groups where new infections continue to...

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Favoring Transphobia?

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 4:35 PM

A rhetorical debate, uneducated politicians, and a couple of religious extremists, flanked by a coalition of folks determined to see equality, set the stage for some very harmful journalism last night in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Many groups, including Equality North Carolina and The...

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Kiss Me, Kill Me?

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2015 | 12:52 AM

Imagine the last thing you remember is confronting your boyfriend in an agitated state. You wake up, he is dead; you are the prime suspect. Bad trip, eh?

That is the plight of Dusty, one of the characters in Casper Andreas and David...

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Dear Mass Media: Allow the Truth to Breathe

(2) Comments | Posted December 14, 2014 | 7:09 PM

I was a young teenager, but I recall the Los Angeles riots that took place in response to the acquittal of the police officers responsible for beating Rodney King in 1992.

His mistreatment, caught on a VHS tape, was a springboard for the marginalized community to...

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After a Gay Man Is Set Ablaze, a Community Comes Together (UPDATE)

(310) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 11:33 AM

On Friday my last words regarding Stephen White, who friends refer to as Steve, was Godspeed. I, along with countless thousands across this nation and the world, hoped for a speedy recovery that would never come.

During a benefit being put on by The Q...

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After a Man Is Set Ablaze, a Community Comes Together

(37) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM

A man who happens to identify as a gay male is fighting for his life after being brutally beaten and set on fire.

His name is Stephen Patrick White, and he is 46 years old. He is a U.S. Army veteran who lost part of his leg while guarding...

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Ebola, Politicians and Our Rudderless Ship?

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 9:46 PM

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans are similar in that most of the victims are people of color.

Where Katrina immediately captured our nation's attention, killing over 1,800 people, Ebola's effects are less understood than those of a weather disaster, but these two...

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While Others Celebrate, Some in the Queer Community Wonder if Not Now, When?

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 5:49 PM

With the Supreme Court's recent ruling not to interfere with the lower Court's decision on marriage equality, making way for same sex couples to be legally wed, it seems the path is now open for marriage equality in the State of North Carolina, among others. However, the ruling does little...

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The Wedding of Anna F.: A Haunting and Yet Exceptional Read

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 4:38 PM

The New York Times has called author Mylène Dressler's work "Splendid."

As a student in her classroom I was often captivated by the ways in which she taught me to learn how the English language worked. To read behind the lines and soak in literature for what it is:...

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There Is A Lot To A Name

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 8:28 PM

There is a lot to a name.

As a child I was told that being named Victor Lopez was an honor. I was named Victor because I was my father's first-born American son. Having conquered communist Cuba by making it to America, he named me Victor. Although...

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An Open Letter to Florida's Attorney General

(37) Comments | Posted May 31, 2014 | 7:31 PM

Dear State Attorney General Pam Bondi,

I am sure this will be difficult for someone with flawless teeth to hear, but you are a bigot. I could not think of anything more intelligent to call someone who thinks she is so entitled to oppose LGBT rights. So...

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