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Days Before the Election, Mayoral Candidates Speak on LGBTQ Issues at Town Hall

Days Before the Election, Mayoral Candidates Speak on LGBTQ Issues at Town Hall

By Miacel Spotted Elk

October 30, 2019

On Monday evening at The Hinckley Institute, mayoral candidates Luz Escamilla and Erin Mendenhall spoke on issues pertaining to Salt Lake’s LGBTQ community, with only days left until the general election.  Hosted by The LGBT Resource Center and The Hinckley Institute, the event was moderated by...

Christopherson: Where Were the Bi Flags at Campus Pride Week?

Christopherson: Where Were the Bi Flags at Campus Pride Week?

By Nain Christopherson

October 30, 2019

Update: A Pride Week Committee member reached out to our staff to let us know there was a bi flag on the walkway during Campus Pride Week. We've left this article as is since the arguments still stand, but we acknowledge there was no real error on the committee's part and thank them for their attention to ...

LDS Church Pushes Back Against Proposed Bills that Would Ban Unethical Therapy Techniques

LDS Church Pushes Back Against Proposed Bills that Would Ban Unethical Therapy Techniques

By Natalie Colby

October 23, 2019

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an official statement encouraging amendments to both the  Psychologist Licensing Act Rule and to the Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rule, on Oct. 15, the last day allowed for public comment on the acts. The Psychologist Licensing Act Rule and Mental Health Professional Practice Act Rule w...

Reese: Solving Gay Loneliness by Finding Community

Reese: Solving Gay Loneliness by Finding Community

By Isaac Reese

October 20, 2019

Much of this article is based around Michael Hobbes’s article “The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness,” and I believe it is important to disclose that Michael Hobbes and myself are both speaking from the perspective of gay, white, cisgender men who come from supportive homes. Our experiences of growing...

Dalley: Gay Former Conversion Therapists Can Keep Their Apologies to Themselves

Dalley: Gay Former Conversion Therapists Can Keep Their Apologies to Themselves

By Nathan Dalley

October 3, 2019

Conversion therapy is attempting change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Also known as “reparative” therapy, conversion therapy employs a variety of techniques to “correct” LGBTQ+ people, such as ice cold showers, social isolation, physical pain and even electroshock treatment. This practice has been...

Gaymer Night: Representation, Support and Inclusivity

Gaymer Night: Representation, Support and Inclusivity

By Christopher Payne

October 1, 2019

  October is LGBT History Month, and we are heading into Pride Week here at the University of Utah. To kick everything off, the LGBT Resource Center will be hosting “Gaymer Night” in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Building on Sept. 30. Now, I’m particularly excited for the ev...

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...

Barron: Utah Needs Comprehensive Sex Ed, Not Limitation and Ignorance

Barron: Utah Needs Comprehensive Sex Ed, Not Limitation and Ignorance

By Morgan Barron

September 22, 2019

“The worst part is that by the time parents find out, if they ever do, the children will already be damaged.” This dramatic line appeared in a stock form letter circulated by the Utah Eagle Forum at a recent meeting of the Utah Board of Education. The Eagle Forum attended to protest the current U...

Reese: The LDS Church has a White Nationalist Problem

Reese: The LDS Church has a White Nationalist Problem

By Isaac Reese

September 10, 2019

  White nationalist activity is on the rise in the United States, and the state of Utah is no exception. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah’s most dominant religious and cultural influence, has always had fringe white nationalists within its membership, many of whom first ...

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