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Celebrating Pride Month With Film

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By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

June 14, 2020

  Pride month is a time to celebrate and increase visibility of the LGBTQ community. Members of the LGBTQ community have long faced terrible amounts of hate, discrimination and exclusion. Because of this, June is an important month to remember how far society has come in terms of love and acceptance....

Scott: True LGBTQ Allies Don’t Out

Scott: True LGBTQ Allies Don’t Out

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

May 20, 2020

  “Living your truth” is a staple in many stories of coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community. Its platitudinous ring aside, embracing the truth can free a person of a long-held sense of shame, assuming they have done so on their own terms. When someone else commandeers the story, coming out...

Maxfield: New Ministerial Language Isn’t Enough to Reframe a Shaming Ideology

Members of the gay community hold up signs protesting a General Conference address from Boyd K. Packer and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' position on homosexuality. (Photo by Richard Payson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Lynda Maxfield

March 30, 2020

  For most of my life, I was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I even served an honorable mission some years back. But, I no longer identify with many of the religion’s ideologies — including that members of the LGBTQ+ community are not permitted to live...

Letter to the Editor: The ASUU Assembly Voted for the Increase of Police Presence at the Union, So I Resigned

Picture of Ermiya Fanaeian, former ASUU Assembly Rep. for the David Eccles School of Business. She is standing next to a wall that reads

By Letter to the Editor

March 6, 2020

The views expressed in this letter are not from a writer at the Daily Utah Chronicle and do not express the views of the opinion desk or the Chronicle as a whole. My name is Ermiya Fanaeian, and I am a former elected student body official. I recently decided to resign from my el...

Barron: Incomplete Data Costs Indigenous Lives. One Utah Legislator Has a Plan to Fill in the Gaps.

Utah has been specifically identified as one of the states with the highest number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (Courtesy Flickr)

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

February 29, 2020

  In 2008, the Department of Justice released sickening statistics regarding violence toward Native American women. They found that Native Americans disappear at twice the rate per capita compared to white Americans, and that in some areas Native women are murdered at rates 10 times the natio...

Christopherson: Star Wars Doesn’t Deserve Any Credit for Queer Representation

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By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 15, 2020

  If you live in America and have friends, it’s safe to bet that you saw "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" over winter break, regardless of whether you’re a fan of the franchise. Frankly, it was hard to avoid. I got roped into spending a whole $13 to see it in 3D (the regular showing was...

Activists and Experts Discuss End of Conversion Therapy

Lieutenant Gov. Spencer Cox sits with LGBTQ youth protesting conversion therapy outside of the governor's offices at the Utah Capitol | Chronicle archives.

By Brock Bernstein, News Writer

November 24, 2019

  Mathew Shurka — the cofounder and chief strategist of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Born Perfect campaign — defined conversion therapy as “Any attempt where someone attempts to change another person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” Along with o...

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

The Mayoral Town Hall was hosted on Oct. 28 at The Hinckley Institute. ((Photo by Miacel Spotted Elk | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer

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?

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By Nain Christopherson, Assistant Opinion Editor

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saint's temple in Salt Lake City. Chronicle archives.

By Natalie Colby, News Editor

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...

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