Finding Ourselves in the Outrageousness of “Revenge Song,” a Historical Comedy

L-R Beth Hawkes and Margaret Odette in Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation. Directed by Robert Ross Parker. Photo credit: Jeff Lorch. Walking into the Geffen Playhouse, one is immediately absorbed by the deep purple hues lit throughout the lobby. I’m here…

Gender Neutral Pronouns: Anxiety, Autonomy, and Everything In Between

Graphic by Angela Z. CW: potential NBphobia, transphobia, references to dysphoria and body dysmorphia   Over the past few years, the transgender community has become increasingly visible, allowing a broader audience to hear about our issues. Non-binary, genderqueer, and other…

Trans-fronted Indie Band Donating Binders Through Fundraising Festival

Photo by Finn Mulford The Blank Minds, a trans-fronted band from Los Angeles, just released their newest album “Becoming Him” on August 3rd. Blending genres such as alternative, indie-rock, and pop, this band uses their music to fight for queer representation…

It’s Miller Time! An Interview with Your Newest Local RuGirl

Graphic by Astrid Wang Mayhem Miller is a queen at the top of her game, and the top of the LA drag scene. For over a decade she’s worked popular clubs like Mickey’s and The Abbey alongside her star-studded drag…

OutWrite Responds to Los Angeles Women’s March 2018

Photo by Anastacia Kellogg One year ago, the Women’s March in DC and its sister marches across the nation became a symbol of resistance against the Trump presidency. Photos of the crowded Women’s March in DC and the poorly attended…

Not Your Typical Ingenue: An Interview With One of LA’s Premiere Drag Queens

Graphic by Jeanine Lee Ingenue is one of LA’s premier drag queens. Known for her long-time hosting gig at TigerHeat, various other drag shows, and her new web soap opera, Roads to Keystone, she has not only ingrained herself into…

Solidarity on Venice Beach

This new seaside fixture will make your day much more colorful. Featured photo taken by Stephanie Munguia When you walk down Venice Beach, you may expect to see impossibly muscular powerlifters, local artists selling their wares on the boardwalk, and…

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…

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…

“This Is What Resistance Looks Like” at UCLA and Beyond

illustration by Emily Dearborn and Liana Kindler On February 15th, renowned gender theorist, philosopher, and professor Judith Butler delivered a guest lecture at UCLA hosted by the RAVE organization, a UCLA faculty group dedicated to “Resistance Against Violence Through Education”…