Much has changed in Utah — and across the nation — since fall 2007, when student-journalists first covered the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer community.
So, reporting students focused on this beat during fall semester 2012. They covered Pride Week at the University of Utah in October and tweeted during events (#UofUPride). They also reported on other issues in the community, including: bullying; the Pinkdot campaign; Affirmation, a group for current and former Mormons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; homelessness; the U’s transgender housing policy; and The Bad Kids, a Salt Lake City group that challenges stereotypical images of drag queens.
Student-journalists were: Sascha Blume; Kourtney Compton; Matt Ellis; Jake Gordon; Paul S. Greco; Carson Huiskamp; Rachel Jackson; Daylan Jones; Chad Mobley; Valeria Moncada; Adrienne Purdy; Madeline Smith; Connor Wallace; Ainsley Young.
Find links to their stories and read their blogs and bios by clicking on a name above, or by selecting Blogs & Bios from the drop-down box, at left. Stories also can be located by clicking on a Tag or selecting a topic such as Education from the Categories box.
Multimedia storytelling (best viewed in full-screen mode, and use the slideshow controls, rather than the green buttons that appear on the screen):
- Take a personal tour of the Paper Moon bar.
- Take a photographic tour of Temple Square and meet members of Affirmation, a group for gay and lesbian Mormons
- Meet the band at RaeRe’s rehearsal.
- See inside the Homeless Youth Resource Center.
- Media misrepresentation of gay and lesbians.
- Homeless LGBT youth take refuge at Volunteers of America shelter.
- Experience pinkdot, a movement for straight and gay Utahns.
Stories published during fall semester 2007 included articles about Pride Week at the University of Utah; pieces about Equality Utah and GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation; profiles of QSaltLake, the local LGBTQ newspaper; and an article about the Goodtime Bowling League, which donates money annually to a variety of Salt Lake City charities.
Find links to their stories and read their blogs and bios by clicking on a name above or by selecting Blogs & Bios from the drop-down box, at left. Stories also can be located by clicking on a Tag or selecting a topic such as Education from the Categories box.