On 2021’s Hate Crimes and A Tribute To The Lives Lost: An Analysis of To Live and Get Bashed In America! (October 1988)

Graphic compiled by Christopher Ikonomou (He/Xe) *This article is a modern analysis of the themes and content of “To Live And Get Bashed In America” (October 1988), the second installment of our From the Archive series.* The graphic instances of…

RuPaul and The Never-Ending Struggle Of Visibility

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) After thirteen seasons, RuPaul has finally let his first cisgender, heterosexual performer on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Her name is Maddy Morphasis, and she is a cishet man that does drag! At first glance, this is…

From the Archive: To Live and Get Bashed in America! (October 1988)

Welcome to OutWrite’s new “From the Archive” series! This series is designed to provide an opportunity to interact with our organization’s archives, assess the opinions and relevance of our past content, and bring that content into the present. In doing…

Resisting Norms, Redefining Identity

Graphic Illustrated by Steph Liu (she/her) categories, categories, categories  boy or girlmale or femalegay or straight the world loves to categorize,put us in a boxabsolve us of who we arediminish our rainbow splattered paintinginto a blank, white canvas. rip out our…

“We Get To Celebrate A Victory”: UC-AFT’s Successful Negotiation with the UC Admin

Image courtesy of UC AFT Instagram: @uc_aft In the early hours of Nov. 17, negotiators for UC-AFT, the union that represents our lecturers, came to a successful agreement with the University of California admin. The strike that was planned for…

What Does the Recent Supreme Court Gutting of Roe v. Wade With Texas’s Abortion Law Mean for Queer Rights?

Image from C-SPAN footage The United States Supreme Court has long been the focal point of political battles and tensions. The failed appointment of Robert Bork under former President Ronald Reagan served as the spark for a common practice known…

Do You Listen to girl in red? The History and Modern Usage of Signaling in the WLW Community

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) with courtesy of girl in red Now, modern queer and WLW communities have adapted queer signaling to their own fashion and pop cultures. girl in red, a Norwegian indie pop band headed by WLW singer-songwriter…

Gays in Anime: The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful – An Introspective Look on the 2019 Anime “Given”

Graphic Illustration by Chrys Marr (She/They) Trigger Warnings for Mentions of Suicide Gays. Anime. Some may think they don’t overlap, but in fact, there is a rich division of anime known for and characterized by its LGBTQ+ themes. The last…

From the Archive: The Genesis of LGBTQ2IA: The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally continuum (Fall 2001)

Welcome to OutWrite’s new “From the Archive” series! This series is designed to provide an opportunity to interact with our organization’s archives, assess the opinions and relevance of our past content, and bring that content into the present. In doing…