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Les-bi honest, coming out is hard

Les-bi honest, coming out is hard

By ERIK MEDINA Imagine a boy named John. He’s gay and until recently, didn’t want anyone to know because he feared abuse, neglect and even abandonment. He waited for the right time and finally decided to come out. Surprisingly, John’s parents embraced his announcement while offering hugs and kisses. This is a dream for many […]

Still fighting for LGBT equality

Still fighting for LGBT equality

by TRAVIS BRAASCH In this decade, the gay rights movement has accomplished more than anyone could’ve thought possible during time of the senseless assassination of Harvey Milk in 1978 or during the start of the Stonewall riots in 1969. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex marriage can […]

Stonewall left hung out to dry

Stonewall left hung out to dry

by David Pujol The Stonewall Riots, which took place at the Stonewall Inn, located in New York City, were an influential part of LGBTQ history. It paved the way for many of the rights that LGBTQ individuals have today. To have Hollywood misrepresent that history by whitewashing it in a new film to sell tickets […]

The humanity of “The Unmentionable Mann”

The humanity of “The Unmentionable Mann”

On the shelves Sep. 25, Pima instructor Brian Alessandro’s debut novel, “The Unmentionable Mann,” delves into a mess of human emotion, depravity and eccentricity. By DANYELLE KHMARA The first novel by Pima Community College instructor Brian Alessandro debuts Sept. 25, ready to charm, tantalize and disturb. The cover of Alessandro’s novel, “The Unmentionable Mann,” is […]