Cami Miceli
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Cami Miceli is a second-year English major and LGBTQ Studies minor. If they're not reading or thinking about writing, chances are they are crying over how much they love animals.

UCLA Centennial: Spotlighting Evelyn Hooker

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou In Winter Quarter of 2020, UCLA’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies (LGBTQS) Program hosted its first Fiat Lux seminar, entitled “UCLA Centennial Initiative: Dr. Evelyn Hooker, Mattachine Society, and Homosexuality Depathologized.”  Professor Mitchell Morris,…

Work! A Queer History of Modeling

Elspeth H. Brown, Professor of History at the University of Toronto, visited UCLA on Jan. 23 for the second event of the 2019-20 QueerCurrent Lecture Series.  The talk was named “Work! A Queer History of Modeling,” after Brown’s most recent…

Keeping Up with the Montagues

Fans of the Montague siblings have a good deal to look forward to in the near future.  Not only is there a film adaptation of the first book in production, but there will also be a third installment of the…

“Boys Don’t Cry” Lecture

On November 14th, 2019, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies (LGBTQS) Program started its first year-long lecture series since 2008.  Known as “QueerCurrent,” the series was revived with the help of the current Dean of Humanities, David Schaberg,…

13 Things That Are Ace Culture

graphic by Angela Zheng. Contributing authors: Jasper & Angela Zheng Several months ago, I was shocked to hear someone say there’s no distinctive culture in the ace community. While I agree that it’s impossible for everybody along the ace-spectrum to…

What The Left Hand of Darkness Means Today

Graphic by Kit This past March marked the 50th anniversary of Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel, The Left Hand of Darkness. Originally published in 1969, this work of science-fiction follows Genly Ai, an envoy from Earth whose mission lies in…

Top 5 Queer Books I Read This Summer

Graphic by Carmen Ngo  1. “They Both Die at the End” by Adam Silvera Let’s address the elephant in the room: Yes, this is a sad book.  No, it does not get a happy resolution. Just glancing at the title,…

Let’s Talk About Love Review

While I cannot remember where I first heard about the book Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann, as soon as I learned what it is about—a Black college student navigating her biromantic, asexual identity—I added it to my reading…

Trans Characters in Fiction

In my experience as a reader on the lookout for transgender characters in works of fiction, the quintessential novel features a gloomy high school protagonist, who leads a pained existence and is often verbally and/or sexually assaulted by the end…

Vanilla: Book Review

As an avid reader and a queer person, it means more than words can convey each time I see myself represented well in a published novel.  The book’s very existence seems to offer a confirmation: “Your identity is valid and…