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  • Singing a Different Tune

    Choirs adapt amid the pandemic, and look toward the future By Cara McDonough The pandemic put an abrupt stop to many activities, with no clear answer about when we’d be able to resume doing the things we love. Singing together in a group was an activity that got hit particularly...

    March 15, 2021 / Spirit
  • Creating Community

    Campus LGBTQ centers adapt to continue helping students amid COVID By McKenzie Morgan While walking to English class to take a midterm in March of 2020, then-sophomore Taylor (whose name has been changed to protect their identity) received an email from the dean of students instructing Central Connecticut State University...

    March 15, 2021 / Spirit
  • Giving Back

    12 pro-LGBTQ causes to consider this holiday season By Dawn Ennis If you thought it was hard to find the right present for the LGBTQ person in your life who has everything, brace yourself for Holiday Season 2020. The COVID-19 era has made exchanging holiday gifts more complicated than ever....

    November 6, 2020 / Spirit
  • Creating A Kinder World

    Collaborators on Connecticut-born musicals hope to put an end to bullying By Carol Latter Anyone can be the victim of bullying: young or old … rich or poor … people of any race or ethnicity … those with disabilities or without. But for those in the LGBTQ+ community, bullying is...

    September 18, 2020 / Spirit
  • Safe Haven 

    Danbury’s GSA gives students a place to be their true selves By Dawn Ennis Given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, educators and students across Connecticut are experiencing school this autumn in a way that is unlike anything they have seen before – even compared to last spring. On March 13, uncertainty over...

    September 18, 2020 / Spirit
  • How Sweet It Is

      These days we need to read more stories like this! Earlier this year before the pandemic, I attended a christening (baptism) for a friend’s daughter at a church in North Carolina. It was a happy day. Skies were sunny and temperatures unusually balmy for mid-January. I arrived at the...

    September 17, 2020 / Spirit
  • Once Upon A Château

    A fractured fairy tale, marginally based on a true story. After years of living a Cinderella existence, a spinster with ambitions meets the man of her dreams — an oil prospector from Dallas, Texas. She had a face that could stop a clock and dollar signs in her eyes. He...

    August 26, 2020 / Spirit
  • My Psycho Therapist

    As it happens, my mother is a clinical social worker and conveniently my psycho therapist. Yes, it’s complicated. Very complicated. No worries, though. As her gay son, I’m giving you a bit of the lighter side of my special relationship with my Mommy, dearest. (Disclaimer: Truthfully though, I’m sharing here...

    August 19, 2020 / Spirit
  • What’s In A Name?

      It’s been said that there is a striking pattern between people named Dennis and Denise and the frequency of them both being dentists. The same is true for Lawrence and lawyers. Intriguing. There are still more analogous examples to be found for anyone caring to do a Google search....

    August 13, 2020 / Spirit
  • Serenity Now!

    Screaming it did the trick for Frank Costanza. Not a good strategy for you, though? It does seem to be getting more sucky by the day out there. Unrelenting bad news got you down? What’s really going to make a difference? Well, on a more serious note, I believe we...

    July 27, 2020 / Spirit

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