a queer friend in need

Graphic by Chrys Marr (She/They) sometimes you just need a queer friend in your life.  a queer friend that is always by your side. someone that checks on you to see if you’re okay. someone that is always there to listen…

An Exploration of Euphoria: S2E3 “Ruminations: Big and Little Bullys”

Image from the Euphoria Instagram page @euphoria This is the third article in our series: “An Exploration of Euphoria.” To catch up on what you might’ve missed, check out last week’s article here. This series comes out on Sundays at…

From the Archive: Speaking in Tongue (Fall 2000)

This article was updated at 2:23pm PT on January 29th, 2022 to accurately describe content warnings for the following archive content. Welcome to OutWrite’s “From the Archive” series! This series is designed to provide an opportunity to interact with our…

text me back!

Graphic by Stephanie Liu (she/her) touch me like I’m not a friend. Don’t touch me on the shoulder; or Do, as long as you mean it like “i want you” and not like i told a joke and you’re just…

Permission

Called me by my name for the first time Today My name Given as a long-awaited gift Murmured under held breath A breath exhaled After decades of holding something sacred to a silent heart frightening for what it held Terrifying…

An Exploration of Euphoria: S2E2 “Out of Touch”

Image from the Euphoria Instagram page @euphoria This is the second article in our new series “An Exploration of Euphoria.” To catch up on what you might’ve missed, check out last week’s article here. This series comes out on Sundays…

“My Beautiful Laundrette”: A Queer Fairytale

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) Stephen Frears’ “My Beautiful Laundrette” (1985) is a dramedy that chronicles the journey of Omar, a young Anglo-Pakistani man, as he takes charge of his uncle’s failing laundromat business and rekindles a romance with a…

Best of 2021: Our Picks for Queer Books

We asked our staff for their favorite queer books from 2021, and they answered! 

An Exploration of Euphoria: S2E1 “Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Gates”

Photograph from Hunter Schafer’s Instagram @hunterschafer *This is the first article in a new series where I reflect on and peel back the past week’s episode of Euphoria Season 2. This series will come out on Sundays at 3PM PT…

The LGBTQ+ Acronym and Its Implications: An Analysis of The Genesis of LGBTQ2IA (Fall 2001)

Graphic Illustrated by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) *This article is a modern analysis of the themes and content of “The Genesis of LGBTQ2IA” (Fall 2001), the first installment of our From The Archive series”* In “The Genesis of LGBTQ2IA,” there is…