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Four UCLA Bathrooms That Are Actually Gay Cruising Spots

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  1. Yeah I'm the frat guy says:

    Lol did u write this article to outcast a certain spectrum of people ? What authority do you have other than being queer (I’m guessing)? Did you ever engage in these activities? If your a ucla student why didn’t you actually write about something that gay people don’t know….we are in a research based school right? So why not put your brain to work other than just rambling about other people’s “miserable life”.

    1. Hi there, we were by no means trying to outcast closeted individuals and portray their lifestyles as miserable; this article was written heavily with satire and playfulness. We do not look down upon cruising (hence the “play safe” message at the end). We are not here to judge anyone; the goal of OutWrite is to subvert patriarchal judgments placed onto marginalized gender and sexual identities. As editor-in-chief, I apologize for making you feel judged in this way.

      1. Daniel de la Cruz says:

        The only thing about this response that I’d change, Gabriel, is the apology at the end. It is not the responsibility of the editor to apologise for satire (unless it’s poorly written). The article was entertaining (and unexpectedly informative?). The individual who commented clearly had a negative reaction to the article that he may want to look inside himself to examine and reevaluate. The response, to me, sounds like that of an individual who may be ashamed or otherwise experiencing pain in some way. That is a really dark place to be (we’ve all been there), and I truly hope he is able to climb out.

        Yeah I’m the frat guy, there are plenty of resources on campus, if you feel like you’re struggling or might want to talk to someone. I would suggest making an appointment with a counselor at CAPS or participating in the online and anonymous Queer chats on Tuesdays from 6-8pm, moderated by members of the UCLA LGBT CRC (check out the website at http://www.lgbt.ucla.edu). Those are just a few safe ways to explore what you’re thinking and feeling.

  2. Ryan Rubio says:

    Thank you to the author of this article. I’m gay and work at UCLA. I just so happened to be in the 3rd floor of Ackerman and used the restroom. There were things going on I thought was cruising but thought its 2016, this generation doesn’t cruise. I was wrong. Thanks again!

  3. Recon says:

    do they still cruise on campus? I know Royce had a video camera installed outside so not sure they do it anymore. So Ryan Rubio you found luck?

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