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Dungeon Do’s and Don’ts – A Guide to One’s First Foray Into Public Kink

If you’re looking to get into the world of kink, you’ve come to the right place. The BDSM scene can be overwhelming for those who are just starting out. While in some situations, it can be alright to go in without much prior knowledge, it’s important to understand that events which revolve around BDSM culture […]

A Word of Thanks

As a newsmagazine, OutWrite aims to empower the LGBTQ+ community at UCLA and beyond by celebrating intersectional experiences, looking critically at complex inequities faced by our communities, and providing positive LGBTQ+ representation. Lately, our staff has been reflecting on why we all individually joined OutWrite. We think it’s important to understand what OutWrite means to each of us in order to better the work we do, […]

React: An Artistic Platform for Political Expression

Illustration featured in “React: An Artistic Platform for Political Expression” React: An Artistic Platform for Political Expression, an art exhibit curated by Alyssa Dorn, Doreen Etaat, and Louie Greenwald, stood on display in the Powell Rotunda from March 6th to March 11th. The trio formed the exhibit for Honors Collegium 179M: History of Art as […]

“History, Hardships, & Unheard Voices” of Queer Resilient Beings: A Kerckhoff Exhibit

Photo from  “Snapshot Into Queer Life: History, Hardships, & Unheard Voices” exhibit The week of March 6th to the 10th, the pale walls of central campus’s Kerckhoff Art Gallery were once again decked with multimedia artistic expressions from the UCLA and wider Los Angeles communities – but this time the theme linking reimagined neckties, sparkly sheer fabric, […]

“Queer,” or “LGBT?”

Graphic by Liana Kindler  The increasingly popular use of “queer” has become an area of contention in many LGBT communities. On one hand, “queer” has a historically negative connotation, carrying with it the weight of both collective and personal marginalization and trauma. On the other, some choose to identify as “queer” because they see it […]

I’m Bi… Right?

Graphic by Shay Suban If there ever were a stupid question, this would be it. I’ve been bisexual since before I knew there was a word for it. Yet, until recently, I found myself asking this question whenever the opportunity arose. Surprisingly, I’ve realized that coming out did nothing more than worsen the problem. At […]