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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Cured (2020) is an American documentary directed by Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon.

Film review: ‘Cured’ reminds us the necessity of LGBTQ+ activism

By Joshua Sokol, Staff Writer
November 11, 2020

After four years of the Trump administration rolling back LGBTQ+ protections, particularly those protecting the trans community, documentaries like Cured, which will be available through PBS later this...

Gary Sowder - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

It’s okay to have bad sex (and tell all your friends about it)

By Gary Sowder, Columnist
November 10, 2019

“Alright,” I said, hurling my tacos into a garbage can. “I’m going to go have sex with him.”  “What?” my friend Nicole asked.  It was around 1 a.m. and we were crossfaded, slowly...

Gary Sowder - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Don’t call me by my body count

By Gary Sowder, Columnist
October 25, 2019

My evening started like any other Thursday night—meaning it started at the Tam. It was early September, and I wore my nicest H&M button-up—okay, my roommate’s nicest button up—and I had one...

Freshman TJ Coste holding volunteer contact sheets to canvass for question three. -
Photo by Erin Nolan / Beacon Staff

LGBTQ+ students advocate ‘yes’ for Question 3

By Annika Hom
October 31, 2018

While canvassing Massachusetts' ballot Question 3, freshman TJ Coste encountered a woman who feared using a bathroom stall next to someone with male genitalia. Coste responded by sharing their experience...

Kyle Labe - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

When sexuality steals your youth

By Kyle Labe
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...

Natalie Harper, the vice president of SheCult, is helping lead the charge to publish a magazine.
BETHANY HAMLIN / BEACON STAFF

SheCult collective plans to publish magazine

By Emily Mason
October 12, 2017

In fall 2016, SheCult was founded to create a network for queer artists. This year, the collective is publishing its first full-length magazine, to be released at the end of the semester. The president...

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