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Dalley: No Apology Will Come To LGBTQ Latter-day Saints

Dalley: No Apology Will Come To LGBTQ Latter-day Saints

By Nathan Dalley

September 29, 2019

In a recent address to a crowd at Brigham Young University, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stated that, “The truth is, however, that in the beginning — in the beginning — marriage was ordained by God! And to this day it is defined by Him as being between a man and a wom...

‘Censorship is Not a Viewpoint:’ Marriott Library Hosts a Banned Books Event

‘Censorship is Not a Viewpoint:’ Marriott Library Hosts a Banned Books Event

By Joseph A. Moss

September 22, 2019

On Sep. 19, 2019, the J. Willard Marriott Library hosted the sixth annual Banned Books event. The event focused on censored books that have been taken out of schools or libraries. Typically, a book is banned because a reader finds its materials to be against their views or beliefs, and requests a...

Scott: Teach children LGBTQ rights by turning on the TV

Scott: Teach children LGBTQ rights by turning on the TV

By Elise Scott

June 17, 2019

  It can be difficult to imagine a teacher having a personal life outside of school — especially when they are a tall, ageless, anthropomorphic rat. For 23 years, Mr. Ratburn, the eternal third-grade teacher in the beloved children’s television series "Arthur," has been a sort of auxilia...

Grief, Faith and Gay: Coping With Loss When Faith and Sexuality Collide

Grief, Faith and Gay: Coping With Loss When Faith and Sexuality Collide

By Amy Loret

April 2, 2019

  When faith and sexuality collide, stories involving personal feelings of grief and loss experienced by those in Utah and the University of Utah's LGBTQ+ community are common. "Grief, Faith, and Gay: Coping with Loss when Faith and Sexuality Collide" was hosted by the U's College of Social Work...

LGBTQ Youth Sat in Front of Governor’s Office Demanding an Apology. They Got One.

LGBTQ Youth Sat in Front of Governor’s Office Demanding an Apology. They Got One.

By Christina Giardinelli

March 8, 2019

  A group of LGBTQ youth advocates staged a sit-in at the Utah state capitol on Thursday and were later joined by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox. The group of about 30 teens who identified as LGBTQ had spent the afternoon outside of Gov. Gary Herbert’s office demanding that he apologize for the death...

Police Contact the Suspect of an Apparent Hate Crime Caught on Video

Police Contact the Suspect of an Apparent Hate Crime Caught on Video

By Christina Giardinelli

February 19, 2019

  Correction: a previous version of this article incorrectly stated that a senate bill amending hate crime passed the senate, the bill is still in the senate and will receive a committee hearing from the chamber on Thursday. The article has been updated to include this information. One wo...

Bill Seeks to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors in Utah

Bill Seeks to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors in Utah

By Amy Loret

February 1, 2019

  “Conversion therapy” is any of several dangerous and discredited practices aimed at changing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Equality Utah, a group that advocates for equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns, is pushing for legislation that would curb c...

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