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Sending a message and being ghosted  PHOTO COURTESY OF Claire Bracken

Fellow gays, let’s stop ghosting each other

Mike Gaisser August 29, 2021
#OPINION: It’s common knowledge that ghosting is common, especially in the gay dating world. However, it shouldn’t be normalized anymore. 
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The official poster for Call Me By Your Name. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Queer love is important to see on the big screen

Lajiere Blake March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Films about queer relationships are necessary, but representation is only a fraction of the work society must do. It’s important to ensure changes translate over to the real world and aren’t just relegated to a screen.
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Judi Le, senior Asian and Asian American studies major at Stony Brook university and Bryan Le, senior music major at Stony Brook University  holding hands for The Statesman Sex and Relationships photoshoot. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Self-acceptance is required for successful relationships

Fanni Frankl March 21, 2021
#OPINION: In a society that relies on human connection and relationships, it is vital for people to create deep bonds with one another. Unfortunately, many cannot develop healthy relationships due to childhood traumas that affect their self-esteem. 
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Tanya Sengupta hugs herself for The Statesmans Sex and Relationships issue. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Staff stories: What it means to “self love”

#OPINION: For a long time, I thought that self-love was something you "uncovered" and that it would always be there. I'm finding that — like so many other aspects of adulthood — it's not as simple as that.
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Kintsugi is the practice of repairing porcelain fractures with varnish or powder resin with gold. Kintsugi shows off the breaks as an important history of the object. CATALINA BENAVIDES/THE STATESMAN

You. Yes, you.

Catalina Benavides March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Catalina Benavides is a first-semester graduate student in the Master of Arts in Teaching English program. Benavides wrote a love letter to herself in the form of a poem. 
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An illustration of a person playing the guitar. WILL SHEWAN/THE STATESMAN

Self-autonomy: What it is and how to benefit from it

Steven Keehner March 5, 2021
#OPINION: When the term “autonomy” is used, it typically comes within the lens of self-governance; however, I’d like to look at it from the less talked about perspective — the autonomy of the individual.
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Two women hold hands. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Tell someone you love that you love them

Steven Keehner November 25, 2020
#OPINION No string of words in the English language are more convoluted than “I love you.”
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Poster for the Charles B. Wang Centers showing of The Prophet. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Khalil Ghibran’s “The Prophet” Immortalized on Screen

Niki Nassiri November 11, 2019
The movie “The Prophet,” screened at the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 7, celebrates love, freedom and death through a series of visually stunning animated essays.
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Janet Mock at Commons Day. GABBY PARDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University hosts annual Commons Day

Gabby Pardo October 19, 2019
Transgender author Janet Mock spoke at Stony Brook University's Commons Day, opening up about her experiences with love, discrimination and identity.
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A screen grab of the Stony Brook Admirers 4 submission form. Stony Brook students can fill out the survey to have their romantic interests posted anonymously on the Stony Brook Admirers 4 Facebook page. STONY BROOK ADMIRERS 4/FACEBOOK

Stony Brook Admirers 4 helps shy students share their anonymous crushes

Karina Gerry February 26, 2018
Thanks to the emergence of email, text messaging and social media, sending love letters has become a thing of the past. However, students at Stony Brook University are using Facebook to revive this antiquated tradition.
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Derrick Wegner, above, ERIC SCHMID/THE STATESMAN

Why I modeled for the Sex and Relationships Issue

Derrick Wegner February 22, 2017
I am a queer, transgender man that loves his body and I want people to see that.
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Research has shown that gift giving ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

The motivations of gift-giving

Peter Caprariello February 13, 2017
People often inaccurately detected their partner’s motives, and inaccuracies were not always charitable.
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