Luke Gardner

Journalist

I am a journalist and a student at Kennesaw State University and am happy to serve as the Arts and Living Editor at The Sentinel. I have a column on The Agora blog at Patheos and I do occasional freelancing. I'm a spiritual queer leftist trying to use journalism to create positive change.

United States of America

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Patheos

Agora

Radical Pantheist: Money is the One God you Shouldn't Worship

In the United States, the link between capitalism and religion is strong, validating the idea that money is a form of God. Many social critics have drawn comparisons between...

Agora

Radical Pantheist: Asatru, Building Temples and Breaking Barriers

Asatru is growing, and its members are honoring the old gods by opposing the hate groups who are appropriating their symbology. Iceland's first Pagan temple in 1000 years is...

Agora

The Radical Pantheist: Queer Magic & Tomás Prower

In every culture and religion, queer people are a minority, and it is imperative that we work across religious and national barriers to create a world where everyone can exist...

The Sentinel

The Sentinel

Local volunteers help recycle at KSU move-in day - The Sentinel

Seven employees from Henssler Finacial's Kennesaw branch volunteered to break down the boxes and separate out other items to be recycled during move-in Aug. 10-11. According to...

The Sentinel

Country star inspired by her KSU experience - The Sentinel

After spending a year at KSU, Cyndi Thomson went on to use her experiences as inspiration for her musical career. In fact, Thomson reached number one on the country charts in...

The Sentinel

KSU graduate invokes historic beginning at the NYSE - The Sentinel

Lauren Simmons, a 2016 graduate of Kennesaw State is the only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange, a job she enjoys despite a lack of women in the field. At...

The Sentinel

KSU students create sustainability clothing drive - The Sentinel

OwlSwap is a clothing sustainability initiative started at Kennesaw State that collects clothing donated by students, and it aims to raise awareness about the negative impacts...

The Sentinel

Opinion: Prayers and action must be used together - The Sentinel

The benefits of prayer are valuable to many spiritual individuals, but the self-expression and catharsis granted through prayer must not overshadow tangible action. It is no...

The Sentinel

Opinion: KSU police should shift focus from non-violent crimes - The Sentinel

Kennesaw State students are being arrested for non-violent drug crimes at an unacceptably high rate by the very officers sworn to protect them, forming a problematic...

Wussy

WUSSY MAG

Grime on Grindr: Proceed with Caution

We've all been there-it's been a long day, you're feeling yourself, and you want someone else to feel you too. So you open Grindr-stop denying it, queen-and start scanning...

WUSSY MAG

Ten Moments That Shook Queer Atlanta in 2017

In the past year, Queer ATL has seen growth in local charities and in local politics. Not all moments impacting LGBT+ Atlanteans have been positive, as we have mourned the loss...

WUSSY MAG

Ramzan Kadyrov is no stranger to genocide

In the last few months, global attention has been focused on the torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya. A new and extremely comprehensive report was released by the Russian...

Hornet Stories

Hornet Stories

Though Progress Is Being Made, LGBTQ Tunisians Face Legal Discrimination

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Op/Ed: Dissecting Pride Today and the Problem of Rainbow Capitalism

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You Should Be Following These 8 Drag Kings on Instagram

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The Hornet Guide to Gay Atlanta: Best Places and Bars in Atlanta

As one of the only metropolises in the southeastern United States, gay Atlanta is the home to a diverse array of queer people who come to the city to socialize, to experience...