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The Queer Bait Debate: Can Straight Actors Play Queer Roles?

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer February 13, 2023

  Trigger warning: This article will contain usage of the term “queer” in a non-pejorative sense.   “Back for a minute. I’m bi,” tweeted “Heartstopper” actor Kit Connor....

(Courtesy Warner Media and Hanna-Barbera)

Lesbian Velma and Beyond: Consumer Influence on Media

By Zach Anderson, Arts Writer November 5, 2022

  In Hanna-Barbera’s latest Scooby-Doo release, “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!,” Mystery Inc. member Velma Dinkley was confirmed to be a canonical lesbian for the first time. Unlike many character...

The John Williams Encircle Home Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sept. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Encircle)

Shrinky Dinks and the Queer Community Find a Home in Downtown SLC with Encircle

By Drew Reynolds, Arts Writer February 21, 2022

  Tucked in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the John Williams Encircle Home is a nice space to sit and relax. Located just north of 400 South on 500 East, this is a cozy spot for queer people...

Poster for the Queer Spectra Arts Festival 2021: The Queer and Now. (Courtesy Queer Spectra Arts Festival)

The Queer & Now: The Queer Spectra Arts Festival Returns

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer May 21, 2021

  The third annual Queer Spectra Arts Festival, held May 22-23, 2021, is welcoming 43 LGBTQ+ artists from 13 different countries to showcase their work in a virtual celebration. This year’s theme...

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