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Resident assistants, on-campus organizations seek community in coming out

Resident assistants, on-campus organizations seek community in coming out

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
October 12, 2022

Resident assistants and on-campus organizations honored National Coming Out Day last Tuesday with a social event to provide a sense of queer community.  As a white transgender man, resident assistant...

Hes Got Spunk: He texts me, he texts me not

He’s Got Spunk: He texts me, he texts me not

By Gary Sowder, Columnist
December 15, 2020

Much like everyone in my generation, I use dating apps. Tinder, Grindr, and Hinge are currently downloaded on my phone. And despite the desperation that list gives off, I don’t particularly like dating...

Lee Forrest, Director of Or What You Wont produced by student organization Theyta.

Theyta produced virtual reading of ‘Or What You Won’t’

By Clarah Grossman
November 14, 2020

A bell rings through the theater, announcing the start of the show. People take their seats, the room goes dark, and the curtain rises. At least, this is what Theyta’s original production of Or What...

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...

Shawna Konieczny is a junior IDIP major from Medford, Wisconsin.

Why I am one of the voters that helped Wisconsin go blue

By Shawna Konieczny, Staff Writer
November 10, 2020

Four years ago, I had just turned seventeen. I was balancing the stress of school at Medford Area Senior High in Wisconsin, a social life, and the mental toll from losing three grandfathers within the...

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...

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

By Kyle Labe
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....

Kevin Michael Wests play Top and Bottom is a part of the Rainbow Theater Company. Photo courtesy of Kevin Michael West.

D.C. theater company ties up ‘Top and Bottom’

By Owen Murray
April 29, 2018

Kevin Michael West hesitated to play the role of a sexually dominant “top.” After a few unconvincing attempts, he decided to channel the awkward experience into a play. Top and Bottom ran in New...

Don’t forget the T in LGBTQ

By Andrew Stanton
March 28, 2018

RuPaul, the drag queen who started the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, a popular drag competition, caused a stir within the LGBTQ community when he said he would “probably not” allow transitioning transgender...

Andrew Stanton is a sophomore journalism major and Berkeley Beacon columnist.

LGBTQ Column: Winning hearts and gold medals

By Andrew Stanton
February 21, 2018

This year, the world watched the first openly-gay Team USA athletes compete in the Winter Olympics. Many people in the LGBTQ community are celebrating figure skater Adam Rippon and skier Gus Kenworthy for...

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

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

By Kyle Labe
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...

Op-Ed: The fraught intersection of mental health and queer identity

By Shelby Grebbin
November 9, 2017

In the past twenty years there has been positive sociological shift toward a greater public understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ identities. Yet the reality for many LGBTQ youths is not all rainbows....

LGBTQ column: Out of the closet, into a box

By Andrew Stanton
September 28, 2017

I have a confession—I think Buzzfeed quizzes are fun. A few weeks ago, I found myself searching the site. One quiz titled, “You Won’t Get 100% on this Quiz If You’re Straight,” jumped out at...

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