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11/08: Queer Town Hall

It’s a Tuesday night on campus and a small classroom in Haines is bustling with people. There’re no professors about, and no food, but Queer alliance is hosting a public town hall event to discuss issues specifically facing the queer community on campus.

“Feminicity”

So I had gotten myself a new boyfriend. The perfect scenario all girls dream of: some ridiculously hot guy randomly deciding to commit on the first date. What more could I ask for? Terence was so great, he even liked…

NCOW: The Big Gay Sketch

The best way to end a week of heartwrenching emotions: by clutching your sides and roaring with laughter.  The closing act of the National Coming Out Week extravaganza was the Big Gay Sketch by LOGO”S Julie Goldman and Jonny McGovern…

NCOW: La Mission

Scarface. The Godfather. Fixing up old cars. His eighteen-year-old son. These are the pin-ups, passion and pride, respectively, of Che Rivera, a Mexican-American single dad and the resident tough guy of San Francisco’s Mission district, the setting of Peter Bratt’s…

TranSpoken Word: The Quiet Struggle Expressed

The hum of voices in the crowded and softly lit Hedrick Fireside Lounge slowly faded out when the first performer tapped on the mic. Sitting in the back, I could see the audience seated in a semi-circle, leaning forward as…

The Houseboy Phenomenon

“Masc traveled couple lookin” 4 young n hot college boi to join our fun and exciting  lives, compen$ation provided.” A house boy. Pretty much a live-in, paid-for companion to older “silver foxes” looking to shake things up. In greater and…

The Message of NCOW

From flags to cupcakes, rainbows made the presence of queer people rumble throughout campus last week as UCLA’s Queer Alliance celebrated National Coming Out Week. With such a variety of fun events, movie screenings, public speakers, panels and (everyone’s favorite)…

Keep It to Yourself

Such was Rick Santorum’s response when Stephen Hill, an openly gay soldier asked him about his stance on DADT. Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and the golden boy of social conservatives, delivered this gem during one of the recent Republican presidential…

“Lessons” from the Lawrence King trial: Reporters need “guidance,” too

In the wake of the mistrial of Brandon McInerny, who was witnessed by his classmates as he shot his classmate Lawrence King in the back of the head for flirting with him, the Los Angeles Times, the paper of record…

A Skirt Does Not Equal Damsel in Distress

The words “feminism” and “femininity” are only a few letters away from the same. Some people, however, force these two words to live in feuding worlds, as if someone cannot be feminine and a feminist, a person who truly believes in gender equality. This is, first of all, completely untrue, and second of all, the fact that so many people insist that the concepts of femininity and feminism need to be spread apart is actually a lingering sexist view in today’s society.