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Sumra: Australia’s marriage referendum shows flaws of democracy

Eish Sumra, Columnist

November 20, 2017

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

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

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 I don’t remember how old I was when I first started to reali...