Reading Time: 2 minutes The LOVELOUD Pride Festival returned to Utah for the second time since being shut down from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Professor Chad Emmett was a “closeted” academic at BYU for years. After recently coming out, he has some advice for LGBTQ+ students and allies.
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 […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes “There is a place for us,” Matt Easton said. “We do belong. At places like BYU … it’s not just that they can learn to tolerate us, but they need us. They need our voices, and our ideas, and our creativity. That is what makes a community beautiful.”
Reading Time: 4 minutes By Arty Diaz When Dr. Wendy Watson-Nelson was announced to be the 2021 commencement speaker, my disappointment quickly turned to pain and frustration. This news came only after seeing my own endorsement of Utah Valley University as a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC students appear in the 2021 State of the University […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]