Week Ahead | 4-20

April 20, 2015

Art-ivism: Mental Health

April 9, 2015

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Conversations about mental illness have long been neglected due to the overwhelming stigma surrounding disorders such as anxiety and depression. Contemporary artists are using their platforms... Read more »

Art-ivism: Women’s Rights

April 9, 2015

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Thanks to contributions from the likes of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Ellen DeGeneres, among others, there’s been a surge in the number of female empowerment memoirs. Women empowerment plays... Read more »

Art-ivism: Racial Justice

April 9, 2015

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Unequal, discriminatory representation of minority races has long been problematic in the arts, particularly in television shows and films. Issues pertaining to race are still prevalent in... Read more »

Art-ivism: LGBTQ

April 9, 2015

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A number of television shows and films have relied on creating LGBTQ characters only to emphasize their sexual orientation. With shows like “Transparent” and “Looking,” television is... Read more »

TV shows about people, not clichés

Alex Greenberger, Editor-at-Large

April 8, 2015

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With shows such as "Looking" and "Transparent," television series are progressing towards representing the LGBTQ community better.

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Addressing prejudice with standup

Audrey Deng, Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2015

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LGBTQA standup comedians like Wanda Sykes and James Adomian use humor as a medium to discuss serious social issues.

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Gay icons entertain, defend LGBTQ community

E.R. Pulgar, Music Editor

April 8, 2015

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The term gay icon is often utilized in the music industry to describe someone who either has a predominantly gay fan base or is active in advocating for gay rights. In recent years, artists such as Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, and Beyoncé.

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Stars promote trans acceptance

Logan Baker, Staff Writer

April 8, 2015

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In the music industry, artists like Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! are creating a platform for increasing open discussion about transgender rights, but still have a long way to go.

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‘If You Feel’ raises funds, awareness

Mary Hess, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2015

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Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of the non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms, will be releasing his novel "If You Feel Too Much" in May. The personal essays in the book offer words of encouragement, in order to let those struggling know it is okay to ask for help.

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