Spring Playlist

Listen to the playlist here!  “I just want this to mean something to anyone even if they don’t know who I am,” sings Brian Sella of the Front Bottoms in his against-the-grain, emotive, and raw voice. Though he is not…

Cobwebs and Silks: A Queer Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there was a woman who wished she could do something wonderful, like spin straw into gold. She visited the neighborhood witch, and offered her firstborn child in exchange for the talent. Grimfeasance agreed. (She was an…

‘SKAM’: On Representation and Fetishizing

Graphic by Jessica Cao When people ask me what TV shows I’ve been binge-watching lately, I’m almost ashamed to tell them about my current favorite show – a Norwegian teen dramedy ironically named “SKAM” (meaning “shame” in Norwegian). Yes, I’m…

The Closet

  “I’m uncomfortable around you” you say but I don’t live to make you comfortable, I don’t live to be your gay best friend, I don’t live to be the animated embodiment of all trans people of color, I don’t…

The Knight and the Yellow Rose

“Have you ever heard of a red rose?” The lady frowned and said, “I have, but they are extraordinarily rare – some think they do not exist.” “But they do? They aren’t a myth?” the knight said, full of hope.…

The Allure of Androgyny

Left: Captain Androgyny; Right: Leia la Voix In this mixed up, muddled up, shook up world, finding one’s soul mate(s) is a rare treasure indeed. My boyfriend and I have been together for five years now and, in addition to…

How in the Hell You Gonna Help Yourself?

Image Source On Wednesday, May 10th, UCLA was graced with the presence of Katya Zamolodchikova, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 contestant (and one of my absolute favorites, tbh). The 35 year-old glamazon gave a very entertaining and at times very…

Thy Neighbor was a MAN?! A Case for the Historically Queer Jesus

Jesus has long been a figure representing wholesome celibacy in the Christian faith, but assuming he was a real person, the odds are that he had sexual desires like the rest of us. One way Jesus could have handled those…

May Day 2017

May Day is an annual celebration and recognition of workers’ rights that occurs around the world on May 1st.  It also pays respect to the struggles of different minority groups, which includes an LGBTQ+ rally and meet-up. I attended the…

Project 1 Hosts Fundraiser for Russian LGBTQ+ Refugees

In order to raise solidarity, funds, and action against the LGBT concentration camps in Chechnya, Russia, the UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center hosted a fundraiser on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Organized by first-year political science major and French minor Gina…