OutWrite Newsmagazine
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Established in 1979 at the University of California, Los Angeles, OutWrite Newsmagazine is the oldest queer college publication in the United States. OutWrite strives to build a growing educational platform through a multi-media approach that uplifts and empowers the often silenced voices of the incredibly diverse queer community. We aim to challenge dominant cisheteronormative narratives through an unapologetically anti-queerphobic, anti-racist, and progressive lens.

From The Archive: Homosexuality in 9 Easy Steps (Fall 2000)

Welcome to OutWrite’s “From the Archive” series! This series is designed to provide an opportunity to interact with our organization’s archives, assess the opinions and relevance of our past content, and bring that content into the present. In doing so,…

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…

Best of 2021: Our Picks for Queer Books

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

Best of 2021: Our Picks for Queer Film and Television

2021 saw a large increase in on-screen queer characters and nuanced queer stories, so we asked our staff for their favorite queer films and television from 2021, and they answered!  Our Picks for Television: Our Picks for Films:

Best of 2021: Our Picks for Queer Music

We asked our staff for their favorite queer music from 2021, and they answered! Listen to our full playlist or check out each song below.

From the Archive: To Live and Get Bashed in America! (October 1988)

Welcome to OutWrite’s new “From the Archive” series! This series is designed to provide an opportunity to interact with our organization’s archives, assess the opinions and relevance of our past content, and bring that content into the present. In doing…

From the Archive: The Genesis of LGBTQ2IA: The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally continuum (Fall 2001)

Welcome to OutWrite’s new “From the Archive” series! This series is designed to provide an opportunity to interact with our organization’s archives, assess the opinions and relevance of our past content, and bring that content into the present. In doing…

Coming Out(Write): Our Stories

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) Members of the queer community are expected to “come out” because our society views being cisgender and heterosexual as the default. However, everyone’s identity is their own. We should be able to come out on…