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Spoiler alert: Nobody dies in the end

By Maggie Kaprielian
September 27, 2023

“History, huh? Bet we could make some,” (Mcquiston, 2019).  I spent last week reading my friend’s favorite novel: "Red, White & Royal Blue" by Casey McQuiston. The new-age queer bible by...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

#BiWeek and bisexuality as a cultural comparison

By Ella Duggan, Beacon Correspondent
September 20, 2023

I didn’t realize how much I had taken for granted being a queer person in New Zealand until I was forced to contend with my sexual identity for the first time at college. Coming from NZ’s capital city,...

Illustration by Rachel Choi.

Finger-Lickin’ Good? The coding of queerness as cannibalism in “Bones and All” 

By Ty Gavin
April 5, 2023

In 1846, The Donner Party, pioneers from Illinois in search of homestead in California, resorted to cannibalism as a means of survival. Decades later, “Bones and All,” an internationally acclaimed...

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...

Head Over Feels: Where can I show my queer identity?

Head Over Feels: Where can I show my queer identity?

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
December 12, 2019

During the first semester of my freshman year in 2017, I walked into my suite mates’ room and closed the door behind me. “I think I’m bisexual,” I told them, to which they both responded, “Cool!...

Alumnus Kai Wes appeared on the most recent season of Are You the One on MTV featuring an exclusively queer cast. Photo courtesy of Liv Schultheis.

Alum makes history in MTV show’s all queer cast

By Dasha German
October 28, 2019

In summer 2019, Kai Wes ‘14 appeared as one of 16 cast members on the eighth season of MTV’s Are You the One (AYTO), a reality dating show about finding one's perfect match. The eighth season marked...

Abigail Hadfield. - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: Managing multiple identities

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
February 5, 2019

For the first 18 years of my life, I viewed myself as white. When I came to Emerson, I realized that even though I am mixed, I could still belong to communities of color. I grew up in a white community...

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....

EAGLE hosts Queer History Month

By Noel Gasca
October 19, 2017

Even though October is officially known as LGBT History Month, Emerson’s Alliance for Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone decided to relabel it as Queer History Month for its yearly celebration. Christopher...

Natalie Harper, the vice president of SheCult, is helping lead the charge to publish a magazine.

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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