The American River Current

Editorial: Toxic Masculinity is a danger to society

Toxic masculinity can pressure men into hiding their emotions, to avoid being perceived as weak or unmasculine. (Photo illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

May 8, 2019

For decades, society has used terms like “macho,” or “red-blooded” to describe the kind of burly masculinity that men are, on some level, expected to adhere to. Today society has started to call this by another name: toxic masculinity, and it affects everyone you know. In order to combat th...

Reflection on the burial of Matthew Shepard

The burial of Matthew Shepard brings awareness and understanding to the existence of LGBTQ+ people of faith. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Christian Sutton

November 6, 2018

I am often confronted by those who believe I live a dichotomy as a gay Christian. But I believe the way I live my life is as a coexistence between the way I was born and the way I was raised. I am an openly gay Christian, who was raised Catholic and influenced by my Episcopal godmother. I am als...

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