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Other: The Unheard Voices of QPOC Adoptees

You know what’s always stressed me out? Back in high school, when we had to take standardized tests, there’d always be a preface question about which race you identify as. They’d list the options — African American, Caucasian, Asian, Latino, etc — and while most kids bubbled in their answer in about half a second, […]

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, […]

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 […]