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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

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Queerly Beloved: Gem Sheps

I’m really tired. The only way this could be considered LGBTQ+ news is because I’m a lesbian, but that isn’t the point of this column. I am so tired. I feel like I haven’t slept in over a year. One of my many chronic illnesses

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Queerly Beloved: Gem Sheps

LGBTQ + History Month events continued this week with the celebration of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. Coming out as queer can be incredibly unnerving; it’s almost impossible to tell how family and friends will react, and the repercussions of coming out can

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Queerly Beloved: Gem Sheps

The month of October is upon us, which means we can now look forward to pumpkins, scary movies, and LGBTQ+ pride. October is national LGBTQ+ History Month in America, created to bring awareness to LGBTQ+ people and our achievements. To kickoff the month’s celebrations, I’m

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Queerly Beloved: Gem Sheps

Everyone who knows me knows that I love Sherlock Holmes. I don’t know where the obsession came from; I watched an episode of BBC’s Sherlock when I was 15 and I’ve been hooked on the character ever since. When I started watching the show, reading

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Gem Sheps: Queerly Beloved

As a chronically ill student I spend a lot of time in bed, and even more time watching TV. What else can you do that requires no physical energy and has nothing to do with homework? One of my favorite shows is Star Trek; I

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Gem Sheps: Queerly Beloved

Thursday nights at Tracks night club are 18+ nights and the only time I’ll be able to go to the club until I turn 21 next year. Places like Tracks can be an oasis for people in the LGBTQ+ community—it can be difficult to meet

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GEM SHEPS: Queerly Beloved

After a weekend of vacationing in my terrible hometown, I’ve been looking forward to being back on our nice, progressive campus. My hometown of Woodland Park isn’t diverse—I knew about three out queer kids in high school out of a total of 700, and pretty

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GEM SHEPS: Queerly Beloved

We are gathered here today to discuss the resources we have access to as LGBTQ+ students. The GLBT Student Services (GLBTSS) office is one of the major LGBTQ+ friendly resource centers on campus. It can be found in the Tivoli, and it provides information to

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Gem Sheps: Queerly Beloved

Queerly Beloved, we are gathered here today to have a talk.As a community I am happy to represent through the news section of the Sentry, we have made some incredible strides. Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in all 50