Author: Amy Wang

A Word of Thanks

As a newsmagazine, OutWrite aims to empower the LGBTQ+ community at UCLA and beyond by celebrating intersectional experiences, looking critically at complex inequities faced by our communities, and providing positive LGBTQ+ representation. Lately, our staff has been reflecting on why we all individually joined OutWrite. We think it’s important to understand what OutWrite means to each of us in order to better the work we do, […]

“Queer,” or “LGBT?”

Graphic by Liana Kindler  The increasingly popular use of “queer” has become an area of contention in many LGBT communities. On one hand, “queer” has a historically negative connotation, carrying with it the weight of both collective and personal marginalization and trauma. On the other, some choose to identify as “queer” because they see it […]

Asian American “Apathy”

Photograph taken from tcdailyplanet.net. With the intensification of the Black Lives Matter movement across the U.S., I often find conflicting views of where exactly Asian Americans fit into conversations about social justice. Those outside of our community often criticize us for being apathetic. Within my own Asian American circles, I’ve seen a range of reactions: […]

The Reality of My Home

When I came out to my brother, he couldn’t understand why I seemed so scared to tell him. To him, it was clear-cut: if I was gay, then that was that, and how could I be any less than perfectly proud and unapologetic? He didn’t understand that every word I managed was laced with the […]