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LGBTQ+ pride flags line the entrances to Weber State University on March 26. Photo credit: Weber State University

Encircle creates connections for the LGBTQ community

Ally Nelson April 12, 2021

LGBTQ youth are three times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers. Forty-eight percent of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt, according to Encircle’s...

People show their pride support all over the state by hanging flags outside of their homes. (BriElle Harker / The Signpost)

‘Don’t fear, I’m only queer’

Breanna Hart August 22, 2020

In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 22-year-old college student, was found tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He had been burned, beaten and left for dead when a passing bicyclist found him....

Graphic by Delaney Nye

Navigating being queer and Hispanic

Skyler Hudson September 18, 2019

Those who are a part of both the LGBTQ community and the Hispanic community have a unique set of challenges that stem from culture, religion, politics, racism and classism. The intermixing of the various...

Take a walk on the cultured side

Take a walk on the cultured side

Alyson Johnson February 9, 2019

Ogden City's fine art community opened its gallery doors to the public for the First Friday Art Stroll, which takes place the first Friday of every month. The First Friday Art Stroll is a community function...

Do not lock me in a box

Do not lock me in a box

Melissa Jensen October 6, 2017

I was nine when I happened upon a letter from my dad’s young lover, who later died from the effects that AIDS had on his frail body. I didn’t understand what I had read, only that this man...

Una anciana camina por una calle llena de escombros en Roche a Bateau, Haití el 9 de octubre.
(Source: Tribune News Service)

Mundo Hispano

Paula Ninataype October 11, 2016

El premio Nobel de la Paz 2016 se presenta al presidente de ColombiaDespués de 50 años de guerra civil por fin llega la paz a Colombia. El Comité Nobel de Noruega, en Oslo, anunció...

Sally Ride communicates with ground control during a Challenger mission in 1983. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

LGBT community has deep STEM roots

Kellie Plumhof October 9, 2016

Members of the LGBT community have contributed greatly to the fields of science and technology, but many of their accomplishments go unsung, simply because of their sexual orientation.October is national...

LDS exodus: Apostates are driven over the edge

LDS exodus: ‘Apostates’ are driven over the edge

December 17, 2015

It seems counterintuitive that anyone who self-identifies as queer would seek or maintain membership within the LDS church, let alone encourage their children to participate, considering the organization’s...

LGBT Equality: The Struggle Continues

LGBT Equality: The Struggle Continues

Tanoya Poulsen December 2, 2015

The LGBT community, allies and proponents of equality rejoiced on June 27, 2015. The Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled in favor of legalizing gay marriage across all 50 states....

Janet Mock, an advocate for transgender womens rights, spoke at Weber State University on Tuesday. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)

Janet Mock tackles LGBT issues

Nathan Cragun November 19, 2015

Within the past five years, the United States has been the epicenter for LGBT debates, discussions and progress. One of the core participants of this latest wave is Janet Mock. “Telling our stories...

Hundreds celebrate Supreme Court ruling

June 26, 2015

"Tonight is the night, we will fight till it's over," came lyrics from loudspeakers at City Creek Park in Salt Lake City. A song may have never captured so many emotion so well. On Friday night, just...

WSU graduate conducts LGBT studies in Northern Ireland

September 4, 2014

Getting a bachelor’s degree is hard work. WSU graduate Joshua Behn took it to the next level by taking his studies abroad, spending four months in Northern Ireland to complete his senior capstone project. Behn...

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