An Open Letter to UCLA Re: Milo Yiannopoulos

To any it may concern, I request that the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and its administrators intervene to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus, specifically at the February 2nd event reportedly being held by the Bruin Republicans…

I’m Never Coming Out to My Family

And here’s why that’s OK. Coming out to my friends was hard enough (and the consequent decision I have to make of whether or not I want to come out to every new person I meet… but that’s another story…

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…

Marina and a Dancing Diamond

A week ago, I attended a Marina and the Diamonds concert in Pomona. Yes, as one expects, it was a magical, transcendental, orgasmic experience. Being one of the most genuine pop artists of our generation, Marina never ceases to amaze…

By Any Other Name: What UCLA’s Preferred Name Policy Means for You

The cold sweat. The pit of dread in your gut. The gnawing sense of unrest as the professor moves down the list, calling out student names in alphabetical order. And then they reach you, call out a name you no…

Transgender Day of Remembrance

At 2:30 am on Thursday, October 2nd, Aniya Parker was shot point-blank in the head on an East Hollywood side street. She was Black, and she was transgender. She did not die instantly, but passed away later while in surgery.…

L.A. Public Schools to Teach Queer History

  As soon as next year, history classes in Los Angeles public high schools will begin teaching LGBTQ history. In celebration of the 25th annual National Coming Out Day this past October, Los Angeles United School District, or L.A.U.S.D., announced…

Pride

The night was full of color, music, energy, and most of all, pride. My first time going to L.A. Pride was quite a memorable experience. I didn’t know what to expect, but one thing I knew for sure was that…