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A schism of the soul: Being LGBT and Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is okay with Mormons being LGBT — so long as they don’t act on their attractions. “There’s a kind of schism within our souls when we’re being told we have to choose between our sexual…

Guide to gay marriage

(Image courtesy The New Press) ‘Before I Do’  By Elizabeth F. Schwartz, afterword by Jim Obergefell The New Press $14.95 20 pages The box was too small for a toaster. There was no pony in there, no new car, not even a stuffed animal. The…

My Four-Year Resistance

Fuck, America. We really did it. We really let this happen. We really let him become President. Today I will not be watching Trump’s inauguration. I will not dignify our great democracy’s history by celebrating a man with such blatant…

Why I’ll Probably Never Attend a Uni Ball

“People deserve comfort in their own bodies, to express how they feel,” says one former student union officer. “To force people into a gender-specific costume is demoralising”. Across many universities, I found queer societies eschewed…

Oscar’s baby steps

Natalie Portman is considered a likely Oscar nominee for her work in ‘Jackie.’ (Photo courtesy Fox Searchlight) Without a doubt, when the ceremony for the 89th Academy Awards is broadcast on Feb. 29, it will look much different than last…