Shayna Maci Warner
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Shayna Maci Warner is a fourth year World Arts and Cultures major and Film minor. When she’s not debunking theories of time travel or dismantling the patriarchy, she can be found yelling at fictional characters for making stupid or easily avoidable decisions. She is honored to be the Managing Editor of OutWrite, as she thinks this newsmagazine is “rad as heck, yo.”

Breaking Sound and Gender Barriers with Bebe Huxley

Photos of Bebe Huxley by Eva Zar, Makeup and Styling by Love Bailey, shot on The Savage Ranch As a performance artist, musician, and persona, Bebe Huxley is a force of wild energy. Her shaved head and cleavage are glittered…

Let Them Eat Cake: Why a “Narrow Ruling” Does Not Encourage Discrimination in the Cakeshop Case

You may have awoken to news of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds. And, like many of us revving up for Pride…

Bebe Huxley’s New Music Video a Visual Anthem for Queer Fem Freedom

“Fuck anyone who’s ever made you feel small, and fuck everyone who’s ever made you feel stupid.” So explodes the rallying cry of musician and performance artist Bebe Huxley, whose exclamation goes out to all of her fem fans who…

A Reflection on National Coming Out Day

Keith Haring. National Coming Out Day sticker, n.d. HRC Records. Friday, October 13, 2017 National Coming Out Day takes place on October 11th, the anniversary of the March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The day was founded in…

A Personal Message from RuPaul

RuPaul Charles has a special message for all of the American electorate. That’s right! Don’t fuck it up! How to pledge a vote, or for more voting information: iwillvote.com Get a ride to the polls: drive2vote.org If you’re having issues with…

University of Chicago Condemns “Trigger Warnings,” and Safe Spaces; Misunderstands What It’s Condemning

The prestigious University of Chicago issued a letter to its incoming freshmen stating that they will no longer condone the use of “intellectual safe spaces” or “‘trigger warnings.’” This letter, penned by Dean John “Jay” Ellison, is UChicago’s effort to fully…

To Live Proudly: Reflections on 2016 Pride in the Wake of the Orlando Massacre

Language warning: I use “queer” as a reflection of my own identity — this is a personal piece and not designed to force the term onto anyone in the LGBT community not comfortable with using it for themselves. A few…

Upcoming Event: Lavender Health Alliance Hosts Blood Drive

by Guest Contributor Austin Beltrand The Event: The Lavender Health Alliance will be hosting a Blood Drive at the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center during Thursday and Friday of 3rd week as part of USAC’s LGBTQ Awareness Week. The donation center…

Love in the Age of Alcohol: An Interview with Buster Ross

Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Rampant immorality. Breeding grounds of future devil-worshippers, communists, and worst of all, homosexuals. All of these have been included in near-apocalyptic descriptors to American high schoolers of what they may experience, not attending Woodstock,…

In honor of National Coming Out Day

Artwork by Austin Wang To come out or not to come out — that is the perpetual question. No singular incident can define the collective coming-out of the LGBT+ community, nor does any one piece of advice seem sufficient enough…