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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...

Northwestern asks graduate student applicants optional question on sexuality

Alice Yin, Assistant Campus Editor

September 30, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus

Northwestern recently added an optional question about sexuality on its application for The Graduate School. The question asks if the applicant “self-identifies as a member of the LGBTQI community,” according to a news...

Northwestern graduate student named Point Foundation scholar

Tyler Pager, Assistant Summer Editor

July 8, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A.J. Singletary was walking down the street in Washington D.C. when he was attacked by a group of three men as they repeatedly shouted homophobic slurs at him. After the attack, Singletary, who identifies as gay, decided to...