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Transgender creatives to put on your radar

One way to combat the damage inflicted upon the trans community through negative media portrayals is by celebrating and supporting trans creators.
November 5, 2020
One way to combat the damage inflicted upon the trans community through negative media portrayals is by celebrating and supporting trans creators. The figures below are not only reshaping how trans people are perceived by society at large but also making waves in their respective artistic fields. 

First-time student voters consider critical issues in 2020 presidential election

Friends play a card game in the freshman dorm Legacy Hall.
October 18, 2020
Students who will cast their first presidential vote next month told The Cluster what issues matter most to them as they weigh their options.

Review: “Disclosure” documentary critically examines transgender representation in the media

“Disclosure” is essentially a reel of transgender film history supplemented with commentary by contemporary trans film industry workers like Laverne Cox, Sandra Caldwell, Lilly Wachowski and Yance Ford.
August 21, 2020
“Disclosure” ultimately seeks to challenge trans representation by presenting harmful depictions alongside successful trans stars in the pursuit of awareness and positive change. 

LGBT musicians you should check out

LGBT musicians you should check out
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.
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.

One year, two countries: Bri Levin’s cultural exchange in Japan and Morocco

Photo provided by Bri Levin
September 25, 2019
Levin found that living in two countries for the year meant adjusting to two different cultures. Here's what she learned from a year abroad.

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.
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.
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