Gender Health: Coming Out

  “You must come out,” cried Harvey Milk in 1978, in a time when living one’s entire life closeted remained a common practice. But Harvey Milk urged his queer audience to come out to everyone they knew, everyone involved in…

Queer Film: La Vie d’Adèle

Blue Is the Warmest Colour, or  La Vie d’Adèle—Chapitres 1 & 2, is a 2013 French romantic drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year and…

L.A. Public Schools to Teach Queer History

  As soon as next year, history classes in Los Angeles public high schools will begin teaching LGBTQ history. In celebration of the 25th annual National Coming Out Day this past October, Los Angeles United School District, or L.A.U.S.D., announced…

NCOW Symposium: Queering Marriage and the Family

On Friday, November 18th, students and faculty gathered beneath the vaulted ceiling of Royce Hall’s Conference Room to hear roundtable discussions about Queer identity. The symposium, titled “What We Talk About, When We Talk About Queer”, was hosted by the…

Eonists, Transvestities, Inverts and Hermaphrodites: The Perceptions Given by Media

Whether it is informing about new technology or health issues, the press is always educating the public and influencing their lives and life choices. During the 1930s to mid 1950s the transsexual and transgender community benefitted from the media coverage…

Opinion: My Masculine Ideal

I have a thing for guys with facial hair. It makes them seem older, more masculine. My first kiss was with someone who hadn’t shaved in a while. I remember dancing with him at a party where I was awkward…

A Fight for Diversity: Days of Defiance II

Earlier this week students rallied for diversity and against harmful Propositions to this cause. On October 15th and 16th, 2013, students from across campus gathered on the hill in their own “Days of Defiance II.” On the 15th, students rallied…

Hill Opens LGBTQ-themed Floor

When first-year Melissa Pagela learned she would be living in De Neve Acacia’s new Gender, Sexuality and Society themed floor this year, she wasn’t sure what to expect. “I asked a friend about their floor’s theme and they said, ‘X-Men.’…

Film Nostalgia: Philadelphia

A movie is good when it not only has a great story, but when it also makes a statement about society’s stigma on homosexuals, AIDS, and the relationships between homophobes and queers. To put it simply (even though you really…

From White to Purple

From White to Golden to now Purple, Betty White will adopt a new color to her name, in support of Queer youth across the country. On October 17th, Betty White will be among millions of purple supporters standing against bullying…