My Big Fat Gay Column

Rainbow Connection: Catholic church moves towards LGBT acceptance

In October, the Catholic church almost made a monumental leap toward greater respect for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members. On Oct. 5, Pope Francis called together the Synod of Bishops, an advisory assembly of bishops from all over the world, to discuss the church’s teachings on…

Looking back at LGBT persecution

Looking back at LGBT persecution

October is LGBT history month.  Let’s take a moment to remember that our history is filled with LGBT people who faced death or endless persecution for who they were or who they loved. On June 7, 1954, Alan Turing, today widely considered the father of computer science, was…

“Trans” forming Televison

The media’s portrayal of transgender people has always been a touchy subject among the trans community and people close to it. The chief complaint is usually that more often than not, even roles that would seem to be geared towards a trans actor tend to go to cispeople anyway. Chances…

Grinding rights away

It is difficult to find a group more popularly associated with hook-up culture than the LGBT community. The…

Under the crescent moon

When justifying the 2022 FIFA World Cup awarded to Qatar, in spite of the nation’s questionable human rights…

Catechism of the LGBT

I was first introduced to the concept of a gay person in an eighth grade religion class. The…

Illinois legalizes gay marriage

When I took this column on, I said that I would never write about marriage laws. I have…

The catalyst for change

In my senior year of high school, Tyler Clementi jumped from the George Washington Bridge. His cardinal sin…

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