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Kyle Labe - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Remembering Matthew Shepard 21 years later

October 29, 2019

My high school selected The Laramie Project for its fall production during my senior year. This was a shock to me, knowing my town and the conservative suburbs that surrounded the school. Moisés Kaufman’s...

Kyle Labe - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Age of the Twink: Yes, I am a gay-mer

September 18, 2019

When it comes to a “Super Mario” game, I’ll always choose Princess Peach as my avatar. If it’s “Resident Evil," I’ll go for Ada Wong. I prefer Ms. Pac Man over her boring male counterpart....

Kyle Labe - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

The Red Cross picks politics over science

February 21, 2019

When I was in high school, the American Red Cross would sometimes station one of their “bloodmobiles” in the parking lot. A doctor, nurse, and phlebotomist collected pints from willing donors, and...

Kyle Labe - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

When sexuality steals your youth

October 22, 2018

Over the summer I celebrated my best friend’s 21st birthday with him and some others from high school. We drank beer, sat around a fire pit, and shared memories. They chatted about camping trips and...

There aren’t many, if any, precedents or examples of queer love in America’s past from which to model ourselves. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Me vs. the homo sapiens agenda

September 26, 2018

Following the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015, someone told me my generation is now responsible for setting the standard for queer love. At first, I didn’t grasp what that meant....

Sex Column: Living up to rainbow flags and #MeToo pins

Sex Column: Living up to rainbow flags and #MeToo pins

January 31, 2018

It happened at a typical Allston house party, where the jungle juice costs two dollars and half-inflated balloons litter the floor. Without warning, a boy I didn’t know pressed me up against the wall...

Sex column: Common mis-contraceptions

November 8, 2017

The sheer number of people who say they don’t wear condoms never fails to surprise me. I’ve had it happen to me—I’ve been with men who think there’s no need for such a thing. Maybe I’m...

Alumna Jaclyn Friedmans new book, Unscrewed: The Future of Female Sexual Power, comes out later this month.
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Q&A: Author and activist Jaclyn Friedman ’04

November 1, 2017

Jaclyn Friedman ‘04 may be best known at Emerson for her fiery orientation talks on consent and sexual liberation. A writing, literature, and publishing graduate, Friedman has produced two books: the...

Students, faculty, and alumni listened to panelists discuss the future of LGBT publishing in the Bill Bordy Theater.
Mariana Apestegui Carazo / Beacon Correspondent

Publishing panel marches “Gayly Forward”

October 4, 2017

Benoit Denizet-Lewis was 21, living in San Francisco, and just figuring out his sexual orientation when he had his first tastes of queer literature at an LGBTQ bookstore. They were Jocks: True Stories...

Isabel Thottam self-publishes her first childrens book.
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Alum pens a mixed-breed read for children

September 6, 2017

Isabel Thottam ‘13 was first published in the seventh grade when Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul selected one of her poems. Now, the visual and media arts graduate is targeting an even younger audience....

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