Spectrum Hosts Prom for Queer Students

April 15, 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Spectrum QSA at UVU hosted a Queer Prom on Saturday, April 2. This prom was intended to provide queer college students an opportunity to experience prom in a way that validates their identities and promotes authentic expression.  Drew Cannon, theater education major and president of Spectrum, has been working on making Queer Prom a […]

Federal investigation against BYU dismissed

February 23, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brigham Young University was placed under a federal investigation by the U.S. Department of Education, due to complaints about the treatment and discipline school administrators dealt to LGBTQIA+ students. The investigation has since been dismissed. The investigation came to fruition due to a complaint concerning the school’s actions in March 2020. In the most recent […]

House of Representatives passes H.B.302 – a direct attack on the LGBTQ+ community according to democrats

February 28, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Feb. 18 –The Utah democratic party published a press release in response to the passing of H.B. 302 in the house of representatives.  H.B. 302 first and foremost requires schools and other educational facilities to strictly designate interscholastic athletics based on sex, which is defined by the bill as “the biological, physical condition of being […]

UVU post-election committee offers support to students

November 2, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Near the end of September, J.C. Graham, UVU’s director of Crisis Services, reached out to multiple groups across campus to establish a neutral initiative intended to provide support for students after the election. Individuals from various Students Affairs departments, such as Student Health Services, Ombuds, Multicultural Student Services, LGBT Student Services, Center for Social Impact […]

Latter-day LGBTQ+: Melissa Heaton

June 23, 2020

Reading Time: 5 minutes Melissa Heaton* knows she’s been pansexual for a while. She describes that as being attracted to people based on who they are, not based on their outward appearance or gender. Personally, Melissa feels that people don’t take her sexuality seriously when she is in a relationship with a male, and that outsiders might assume she’s […]

Latter-day LGBTQ+: Preston Jenkins

June 16, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Preston Jenkins, a junior studying public relations at UVU, was the second of nine kids in his LDS family. Preston knew that he was born gay. When he hit puberty, he couldn’t relate when other boys were talking about girls. “[Being gay] is just one piece of the big puzzle that is Preston Jenkins,” he […]