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Stranger Than Fiction | Matthew Kriese

To say the presidency of Donald Trump has been without controversy is to be painfully distanced from the news reverberating from the Oval Office. The rhetoric of Trump has been sharp and has usually managed to cause some form of uproar across the nation. So,

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

The past nine months have been wild. Somehow, that feels like an understatement. From my personal life to the state of the nation, it feels like everything around me has changed so radically that I’m not the same person I was when I started working

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

The most hypocritial comment I hear from “allies” on a regular basis is, “I don’t care what people do in the bedroom, but I don’t want to hear about it, you know?” These people who consider themselves allies of the LGBTQ+ community believe that they’re

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

In 2014, former President Obama issued Executive Order 13673, which required companies and employers to prove that they were compliant with federal workplace policies. It was signed alongside Executive Order 13672, which provided federal protection of LGBTQ+ employees against discrimination. Until March 27, employers had

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Bork Bork Bork // Bones

This is Bones McCoy of the U.S.S. Enterprise, reporting from the inside of my kennel because I just had my balls ripped out of my body and I’m not allowed to leave the apartment. This has been the worst week of my short life. I

Queerly Beloved// Gem Sheps

Buckle in, kids, it’s time for a lesson on LGBTQ+ terminology from yours truly. With as many terms for sexualities and genders as there are nowadays, people are bound to get confused. It happens. Language is an ever-evolving beast that cannot be reigned in for

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

I had always hoped that by the time I was an adult I would have everything figured out, and for a while, I did. On my 18th birthday, I was a soon-to-be high school graduate and upcoming college freshman. I had been accepted into the CU

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

This week, Trump did what many LGBTQ+ people have been expecting since the moment he was inaugurated and rescinded the federal protection of trans students with regards to “the bathroom order.” In May of last year, Obama announced that, under Title IX, transgender students had

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

In case anyone was wondering, working two jobs and going to school full time is something you really shouldn’t do when you’re chronically ill. Going to college alone is a task that requires an incredible amount of dedication and energy. Taking a job alongside that

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

This Valentine’s Day is my first time celebrating while dating a girl, and it is wild. I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day because it’s always felt like yet another excuse for straight people to celebrate their undying love for each other. I