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Sumra: Australia’s marriage referendum shows flaws of democracy

Eish Sumra, Columnist

November 20, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last Tuesday evening, news broke that marriage equality had been given a resounding vote of approval in Australia. It came after a long, hard-fought campaign that saw ugly public battles between celebrities, politicians and citizens....

Letter to the Editor: Coming out is a personal process no one can rush

October 23, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

In response to the brave student who shared his story of accepting his sexuality: I also don't remember how old I was when I figured out I wasn't just slow to hit puberty, but that I actually liked guys. And only guys. I didn't even believe...

The Spectrum: Before coming out, I have to learn to accept myself

October 17, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected] I don’t remember how old I was when I first started to reali...

LGBTQ groups across Northwestern campuses form coalition

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter

February 26, 2017

Filed under Campus, Student Groups

Five LGBTQ groups joined to launch the NU Queer Coalition to create more opportunities and coordination across communities between the Evanston and Chicago campuses. The groups in the coalition represent students from different...

The Spectrum: Coming out as bisexual is not as sexy as you may think

Allyna Mota Melville, Guest Columnist

November 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

I’m a two on the Kinsey scale. Developed in the late 1940s to categorize sexual orientation, the Kinsey scale is based on a sex-positive, action-based approach. Zero is 100 percent heterosexual, and a six is 100 percent homose...