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May Day 2017

May Day is an annual celebration and recognition of workers’ rights that occurs around the world on May 1st.  It also pays respect to the struggles of different minority groups, which includes an LGBTQ+ rally and meet-up. I attended the event for the first time this year and had the pleasure of interviewing Ari Gutierrez, […]

Project 1 Hosts Fundraiser for Russian LGBTQ+ Refugees

In order to raise solidarity, funds, and action against the LGBT concentration camps in Chechnya, Russia, the UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center hosted a fundraiser on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Organized by first-year political science major and French minor Gina Kanegawa, the fundraiser sold buttons, rainbow cupcakes, and “alternative lifestyle” postcards. In addition to the […]

UCLA Queer Culture Night 2017

Queer Alliance’s promises of an evening full of “dazzling talent” did not disappoint at UCLA’s 11th annual Queer Culture Night on Thursday, April 13. As soon as I walked in, I knew this event was different from the handful of other student performances I’ve attended. This was all thanks to the audience—loud and energetic, they […]

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, […]

Asian American “Apathy”

Photograph taken from tcdailyplanet.net. With the intensification of the Black Lives Matter movement across the U.S., I often find conflicting views of where exactly Asian Americans fit into conversations about social justice. Those outside of our community often criticize us for being apathetic. Within my own Asian American circles, I’ve seen a range of reactions: […]