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NCOW Symposium: Queering Marriage and the Family

On Friday, November 18th, students and faculty gathered beneath the vaulted ceiling of Royce Hall’s Conference Room to hear roundtable discussions about Queer identity. The symposium, titled “What We Talk About, When We Talk About Queer”, was hosted by the…

A Fight for Diversity: Days of Defiance II

Earlier this week students rallied for diversity and against harmful Propositions to this cause. On October 15th and 16th, 2013, students from across campus gathered on the hill in their own “Days of Defiance II.” On the 15th, students rallied…

Hill Opens LGBTQ-themed Floor

When first-year Melissa Pagela learned she would be living in De Neve Acacia’s new Gender, Sexuality and Society themed floor this year, she wasn’t sure what to expect. “I asked a friend about their floor’s theme and they said, ‘X-Men.’…

Social Networking and Sexuality

What has become particularly interesting to me of late is the encounter between sexuality and the internet—in particular, Tumblr. Anonymity has always come as a double-edged sword, but for those of us who located ourselves within the queer community, it…

Photo-essay: Vietnamese Culture Night

The 33rd annual Vietnamese Culture Night produced by the Vietnamese Student Union presents Unrequited: Đường Một Chiều, which translates to ‘one-way road’ or ‘one way traffic’. The show challenges the, often conservative, Vietnamese ideas of gender roles and perception of…

UCLA Spotlight: Amadeus Leopold at Royce Hall

My Thursday night was queerer than yours; I watched a Korean-American protégé play his violin in a leather thong and a pair of high heels. Last Thursday the violinist Amadeus Leopold, formerly known by his Korean name Hahn-Bin, performed at…

Straight Girls Kissing and Heteroflexibility

I am coming out of the closet: I have made out with straight girls (before and after coming out as a lesbian) at parties on several occasions. I am not ashamed to identify with this often stigmatized activity because it…

UCLA Spotlight: BBQueer

It’s an overcast day in Westwood, and it’s pretty quiet on campus. But in Sunset Rec, people are gathering to eat with, meet, and greet fellow queers. BBQueer was one of the last major events to finish off National Coming…

UCLA Spotlight: NCOW Military Panel

Photo originally taken by Presidio of Monterey Before the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Lieutenant Smith’s work office was completely devoid of any personal belongings. There were no gifts, pictures, or mementos that would indicate that he had a…

UCLA Spotlight: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Votes, With Gloria Steinem

On October 7, 2012, Gloria Steinem came to UCLA to offer a lecture called “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Votes,” and, amidst the crowded hall in Broad (one which she would comment later as disliking—as she does many of the places she…