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Binge Bytes: ‘Banging Book Club’

Binge Bytes: ‘Banging Book Club’

By Alaikia Marielle

April 21, 2019

  From YouTubers Hannah Witton, Lucy Moon and Leena Norms, “Banging Book Club” is the witty and honest book club podcast about all things sex and gender. “Banging Book Club” is a discussion between three longtime friends and collaborators, stating, “Basically, we’re the baddest bitches in ...

Petersen: The Conversion Therapy Debate Exposed Utah’s Troubled Relationship with LGBTQ People

Petersen: The Conversion Therapy Debate Exposed Utah’s Troubled Relationship with LGBTQ People

By Josh Petersen

April 4, 2019

  When HB399, a bill banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors, was proposed in the 2019 Utah State Legislative Session, there was reason to be hopeful. In its original form, the bill won support from several key groups involved in the fight for equality, including the Human Rights Campaign,...

Loveloud Foundation Announces 3rd Annual Music Festival

Loveloud Foundation Announces 3rd Annual Music Festival

By Palak Jayswal

March 21, 2019

  Last week the LOVELOUD foundation announced the lineup for their 2019 festival, which will take place on June 29 at the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City. It will be the third annual festival hosted by this organization.  The lineup for this year’s festival includes Kesha as the head...

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...

Pride Flag Torn in Front of Restaurant Co-owned by State Senator Derek Kitchen

Pride Flag Torn in Front of Restaurant Co-owned by State Senator Derek Kitchen

By Miacel Spotted Elk

February 17, 2019

  A pride flag hanging outside Laziz Kitchen in Central Salt Lake was found torn, appearing to be ripped off by an unnamed individual, this past week on Feb. 11, 2019. Laziz Kitchen is owned by Utah State Senator Derek Kitchen, a former University of Utah alumnus, and his partner Moudi Sb...

See ‘The Cake’ and Love It Too at Salt Lake Acting Company

See ‘The Cake’ and Love It Too at Salt Lake Acting Company

By Madge Slack

February 9, 2019

  Salt Lake Acting Company’s production of “The Cake” is both heartwarming and thought-provoking. In a surprising twist for a play about homosexual marriage, this show is not nearly as progressive or provocative as many other SLAC productions. Instead, “The Cake” really delves into what...

Dan Reynolds’ Mission: Love Should Never Be Taboo

Dan Reynolds’ Mission: Love Should Never Be Taboo

By Palak Jayswal

February 4, 2019

  Utah is often forgotten in the grand scheme of things. Most references to the state are punchlines in popular culture, subjected to bad stereotypes. Which is why a band like Grammy-winning Imagine Dragons, whose lead vocalist is Dan Reynolds, is so important for Utah — a state which is m...

Barron: Chenoweth Must Match Her Performance with Activism

Barron: Chenoweth Must Match Her Performance with Activism

By Morgan Barron

January 15, 2019

  For Gay Pride Month 2017, “pop culture luminary” Kristin Chenoweth penned a “love letter” to the LGBTQ community in which she told the story of a young gay man whose life was impacted by her spiritual Christian record, “As I am.” She recalls him telling her, “I’m a Christian. I...

The Tumblr Ban on Adult Content is Problematic

The Tumblr Ban on Adult Content is Problematic

By Alaikia Marielle

January 12, 2019

  In early December 2018, Tumblr announced its plans for “a better, more positive Tumblr.” These “positive” changes to Tumblr came in the form of an all-out ban on adult content. Specifically, Tumblr tells users in their community guidelines: “Don't upload images, videos, or GIFs that s...

Petersen: Transgender People Cannot Be Erased

Petersen: Transgender People Cannot Be Erased

By Josh Petersen

November 14, 2018

  Transgender people cannot be erased. For some, this might sound obvious. A person’s gender identity is an inherent, undeniable part of who they are, and to treat transgender people with respect and dignity is not a radical political choice — it’s basic human decency. All that transgender...

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