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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

Queerly Beloved

Diets are garbage. I’ve always hated the idea of dieting. Though I understand why people moderate what and when they eat, I’ve never felt the need to, so I hate being told that I don’t have a choice in the matter. Part of being chronically

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Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

On Jan. 1, news broke that Russia had allegedly hacked and guided the 2016 US presidential election. Democratic and Republican nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaigns were followed worldwide by anxious audiences. While all eyes were trained on the outcome of the voting polls,

QUEERLY BELOVED // Gem Sheps

The Women’s March on Denver was one of the single most empowering movements I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. Standing in the middle of a crowd of 200,000 people who I knew were like me and wanted to protect people

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QUEERLY BELOVED: Gem Sheps

The game is over. I never thought my love for a show could die in a matter of seconds, but this week I was proven wrong. What was hopefully the final episode of the BBC’s Sherlock, “The Final Problem” aired this past Sunday and disappointed

Queerly Beloved: Gem Sheps

I swore this day would never come, but I cannot even trust myself anymore. I must confess. I watched an anime. I’ve always been adamantly against watching anime because my ADD makes it extremely difficult for me to pay attention to anything that isn’t in

Queerly Beloved: Gem Sheps

This year, I’m thankful that I managed to avoid nearly all political talk with my family over Fall Break. And, yes—it was as difficult as it sounds. With the election having just passed, there’s no doubt that politics was a popular table topic during Thanksgiving.

Queerly Beloved: Gem Sheps

In the words of great fictional political leader Leslie Knope, “I… Sad.” The night of the election, when production night at the Sentry office had finished, I went to my friend’s house and I sobbed. I cried thinking about the possibility that Trump might win,

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Queerly Beloved: Gem Sheps

This column will reach a changed America. I am writing this just moments after voting in my first presidential election. It was painful, both literally and physically; I had to stand in line for 30 minutes, which is not easy for someone with chronic pain

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Queerly Beloved: Gem Sheps

The end of October is just a few days away, and with it comes the end of LGBTQ+ history month. What better way to celebrate than with a gay Halloween weekend? The first night of Tracks Halloween starts this Thursday, Oct. 27, and if it’s