When Natasha Cox woke up on June 25, she found some unexpected news. After getting on Facebook — or as she called it, her "morning newspaper” — she found out that Indiana had lifted the ban on same-sex marriage. She immediately woke up her partner, Ryder, and said, “Honey, we can get married.”
Tucked away off of Cornbread Road sits a two-story house surrounded by woods. The trees have started to change colors and the sound of leaves crunching can be heard as people, covered in dirt and blood, gather in a circle in the back yard.Nancy Carlson, associate professor of telecommunications, stands in the middle of the circle, elevated above everyone’s head holding a megaphone.
The Yorktown Fire Department received a call at 10:30 p.m. about a motorcycle accident in January 2013. The cyclist was driving down a curvy road in Yorktown when he lost control and went into a stretch of trees. The roads were clear, but a layer of snow covered the ground.
I was sitting in a small cubicle editing the pages of Gay City News’ Pride issue and listening to the new Alt-J song when my editor tapped me on the back and said, “Indiana struck down the ban on gay marriage.”
In 1944, Eva Kor and her family were forced out of their home and onto a train heading toward Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.