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LGBT musicians you should check out

LGBT musicians you should check out

Ivy Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 28, 2020

I’ve gathered some of my favorite LGBT musicians who are just as deserving of shower concerts and playlists for your crush.

Bullying persists beyond school walls for Georgia’s bisexual students, but times are changing

LGBTQ+ youth are disproportionately made targets of bullying and violence.

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

March 25, 2020

A Pew Research Center study found that 30% of bisexuals were subjected to slurs or jokes, while 31% were rejected by a friend or family member due to their sexuality.

Calling all drag queens for 3rd Annual Common Ground Drag Show

Tangerine Summers comes down from the stage to interact with the audience at last year's Common Ground drag performance.

Mary Helene Hall, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2020

Common Ground has opened a call for Mercer students to serve as volunteers or performers. Everyone is welcome, especially first-timers.

‘Just as strong as it was before:’ Mercer’s Baptist Collegiate Ministries chapter continues after losing minister to budget cuts

Mercer's Baptist Collegiate Ministries chapter meets in Newton Chapel Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Lisa Meskimen, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Due to budget cuts and restructuring in the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, BCM’s minister Chris Fuller was laid off in the spring of 2019. Now, the student organization is adjusting to the changes with the help of their leadership and volunteers. 

Here’s what you missed in Macon this summer

Jenny Wright (left) and Courtney Britt (right) stand for a moment of silent reflection during Lights for Liberty, a candlelit vigil protesting the conditions of migrant detention centers.

Marianna Bacallao, Editor-in-Chief

August 15, 2019

This summer, Macon joined several nationwide movements and welcomed a new business on Pio Nono Avenue. Here's what you missed while you were away.

Common Ground hosts drag show on Mercer’s campus for the first time

Tangerine Summers lip syncs to Vogue by Madonna.

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

April 9, 2019

Several student organizations brought a drag show to campus on March 30. Common Ground, Campus Life, Project Equality and the Mercer University School of Medicine’s Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) teamed up for the show, said McPherson Newell, president of Common Ground. “The second annual Mercer University drag show featured an educational panel about the history of drag and its role in the LGBTQ+ community, five performances by Mercer students and two performances by Tangerine Summers, a legendary drag queen from Macon,” Newell said.

How to Get Involved With Mercer’s LGBTQ Community

Common Ground Member Jessica Smith as her persona Bubble Yum during a drag show hosted by the Mercer Med School GSA and Common Ground.  Photo by Aliyah Dorsey.

Aliyah Dorsey

August 15, 2018

One way to get involved with Mercer’s LGBTQ community is through Mercer’s gay/straight alliance Common Ground. The club is an activism group for LGBTQ students on Mercer’s campus as well as a support group for members to discuss pressing issues in the LGBTQ community. “You get really ...

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