Gabriel Hongsdusit
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ABC: F is for Femme Visibility

I’ve always been a little feminine. One day, while talking to my friend in 8th-grade after school, her little brother came up to me and asked “Why do you talk like a girl?” I didn’t know how to respond. On…

7 Reasons Why Catholicism is the Gayest Religion Ever

The first time I masturbated, I cried. I finally cave in to my carnal desires. But once the waves of ecstasy subside, my heart becomes heavy with Catholic guilt. Years of religious teaching on sexuality instills the idea that sexual…

Why You Should be Watching Amazon’s Transparent

Amazon’s new TV series shows that transgender storylines don’t have to revolve around prostitution or CSI body bags. If you’re looking for positive queer representation on television, it’s time to turn off the cable and go to your on-demand streaming…

What I Did For Love

  “Do you have to fuck someone in order to be able to sleep next to them?” This question is directed towards the protagonist Franck, but is more likely meant for the gay audience watching. In the French psycho-thriller film…

Opinion: My Masculine Ideal

I have a thing for guys with facial hair. It makes them seem older, more masculine. My first kiss was with someone who hadn’t shaved in a while. I remember dancing with him at a party where I was awkward…

Sugar Grandpa

  His name was Barry, but since Donald had told me his name was Brett, I wasn’t sure it was him. In a gruff voice, he murmured, “Nice to meet you” as I shook his firm, calloused hand. So this…

UCLA Spotlight: Amadeus Leopold at Royce Hall

My Thursday night was queerer than yours; I watched a Korean-American protégé play his violin in a leather thong and a pair of high heels. Last Thursday the violinist Amadeus Leopold, formerly known by his Korean name Hahn-Bin, performed at…

UCLA Spotlight: NCOW Military Panel

Photo originally taken by Presidio of Monterey Before the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Lieutenant Smith’s work office was completely devoid of any personal belongings. There were no gifts, pictures, or mementos that would indicate that he had a…

Gender Carthsis

“Call me ‘he,’ call me ‘she,’ just call me ‘me!’” -RuPaul “Oh my god, I can’t believe we actually had guys in our dorm! I feel like I’m going to be so social this year,” one of my girlfriends exclaims…