Cami Miceli (They/Them)
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Cami is a fourth-year English major with a minor in LGBTQ Studies. When they're not stuck in a book or listening to music, they are likely spending time with their cats and crying over how amazing animals are.

Books That Aren’t Gay, but We Love ‘Em Anyway

Graphic by Ria Kotak 1) “The Illuminae Files” by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman “The Illuminae Files” is a science fiction trilogy co-written by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman and illustrated by Marie Lu. It is set in the 26th…

Five EnGAYging Graphic Novels

Image designed by Martha Cabot Over the past year, I’ve found myself gravitating toward graphic novels whenever I have time for spare reading.  Partially, this is because they are usually much quicker reads than text-heavy novels.  It also helps that…

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…