QSaltLake Magazine http://gaysaltlake.com Utah LGBT news, bars, views, arts Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:08:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://gaysaltlake.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/cropped-Q_bug-32x32.jpg QSaltLake Magazine http://gaysaltlake.com 32 32 Q&A: Joe Jonas on gay clubbin’ with Nick, flattering advances and how a Jonas Brothers reunion could ‘easily happen’ http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/24/qa-joe-jonas-on-gay-clubbin-with-nick-flattering-advances-and-how-a-jonas-brothers-reunion-could-easily-happen/ http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/24/qa-joe-jonas-on-gay-clubbin-with-nick-flattering-advances-and-how-a-jonas-brothers-reunion-could-easily-happen/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:08:43 +0000 http://gaysaltlake.com/?p=36007 Nick Jonas isn’t the only one going to gay clubs like a good ally — his older brother, Joe, enjoys a night out with the gays too. And the best part? Sometimes they even go together. As if that wasn’t enough, Joe is taking his new sound to the clubs with a disc drenched in the […]

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A tale of this ain’t yo mama’s turkey http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/20/perils-petunia-pap-smear-tale-aint-yo-mamas-turkey/ http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/20/perils-petunia-pap-smear-tale-aint-yo-mamas-turkey/#comments Sat, 21 Nov 2015 00:18:49 +0000 http://gaysaltlake.com/?p=35950 The road to a peaceful Thanksgiving afternoon food coma is fraught with danger and excitement. The holidays are quickly approaching.  Normally, this time of year brings about great additional stress, due to the necessity of attending family gatherings. Customarily, I sit at the Thanksgiving table, stuffing my girdle past the fail-safe point with turkey and […]

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‘Tis the season http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/20/mr-manners-tis-season/ http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/20/mr-manners-tis-season/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:55:57 +0000 http://gaysaltlake.com/?p=35952 It’s beginning to look a lot like … holiday shopping time! The holiday shopping season is upon us and with it comes people with short fuses and total disregard for common courtesy toward fellow shoppers. The fact that most stores set out Christmas decorations the day after Halloween indicates that the holiday shopping season is […]

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Losing my religion http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/20/queer-shift-losing-religion/ http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/20/queer-shift-losing-religion/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:02:05 +0000 http://gaysaltlake.com/?p=35966 A new report from Pew Research shows that religion is losing ground as more people drop out of organized churches. According to the report the shrinking number of Christians and their loss of market share is the most significant change since 2007 (when Pew did its first U.S. Religious Landscape survey) and the new, equally […]

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Open enrollment for health insurance. http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/20/q-health-open-enrollment-health-insurance/ http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/20/q-health-open-enrollment-health-insurance/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:57:52 +0000 http://gaysaltlake.com/?p=35955 It’s that time of year … not the holidays but open enrollment for health insurance. This began on Nov. 1, 2015 and ends 90 days later on Jan. 31, 2016. Many people still question whether or not health insurance is necessary. For those of you considering getting on PrEP or those that already are, making […]

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October http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/20/october/ http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/20/october/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:18:12 +0000 http://gaysaltlake.com/?p=35927 By Ked Kirkham October tinges the valley. Green ash burnished to gold, Foothills redden with maples And sumac, The bench brightens With the yellowing poplar. Sunflowers have faded, Paled Thistle are brittle Even while Rabbit Bush finds its glory. What of you, With this October sun? I look back Over seasons, Over years. October. There, […]

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Treating our trans* children http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/19/treating-trans-children/ http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/19/treating-trans-children/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 02:45:43 +0000 http://gaysaltlake.com/?p=35892 by Rixt Luikenaar In 2007 my second child was born and until the ultrasound at 18 weeks clearly showed it was a girl, I was convinced I was having another boy. Growing up, this child resisted wearing dresses and ponytails from the moment he could and at age 2 made it clear he was a boy. At age […]

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Homophobia http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/19/lambda-lore-homophobia/ http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/19/lambda-lore-homophobia/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 01:37:08 +0000 http://gaysaltlake.com/?p=35963 Homophobia is a word that is consistently misused by people to mean hatred of gay people. This was not the original intent of the word, as it was created as a clinical diagnosis for someone who has an irrational fear of homosexuals often acting out in aggression toward gay people. If you simply hate gay […]

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Rhapsody in Violet http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/19/princess-kennedy-rhapsody-violet/ http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/19/princess-kennedy-rhapsody-violet/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 22:46:19 +0000 http://gaysaltlake.com/?p=35959 On Dec. 5 at Metro Bar we shall be having yet another one of the RuPaul Drag Race (RPDR) queens gracing our fair city. It seems to be the common feeling that the RPDR queens are like cilantro, you either like them or you don’t. When asked if I was interested in interviewing Mx Violet […]

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A truly heroic gift http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/19/whos-daddy-truly-heroic-gift/ http://gaysaltlake.com/news/2015/11/19/whos-daddy-truly-heroic-gift/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:37:05 +0000 http://gaysaltlake.com/?p=35945 This issue of QSaltLake is full of great holiday gift ideas. But Kelly has already given me a gift to last a lifetime. In fact he’s given it to my entire family. Kelly donated a kidney to my big brother, John. Like most siblings growing up, John and I had a love/hate relationship.  Being five […]

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