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Give Us a Mask and We’ll Tell You the Truth: An Ode to Halloween

Photos by Kennedy Levi/OutWrite This is the night we celebrate the divine, the beautiful, the messy, the legendary in ourselves. Halloween has passed and chances are that just because you were a little too old to go trick-or-treating, (all the…

A Night I (Surprisingly?) Remembered

Every time you party with the queers you forget half of it and the other half gets real gay. This night was tamer than the last time; all I remember then was ending up at Fat Sal’s at three in…

4 UCLA Bathrooms That Are Actually Gay Cruising Spots

Photo by Eddie Gaona/OutWrite Ah, Gay cruising, one of the gay male community’s favorite pastimes (and we’re not talking about the type with bottomless mimosas and Rosie O’Donell.) The recent strides in LGBTQ rights have lessened the pressure to stay…

Gender Health: Coming Out

“You must come out,” cried Harvey Milk in 1978, in a time when living one’s entire life closeted remained a common practice. But Harvey Milk urged his queer audience to come out to everyone they knew, everyone involved in their…

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

Image via UCLA ResLife 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…

Let’s Act! And Move Our Campus Forward

Photo via www.voteletsact.com While going to UCLA may feel like a dream, it hasn’t been easy for all of us. Annual fees have risen from under $8,000 when I applied to over $12,000 this year. In just the past year,…

Social Networking and Sexuality

Tumblr 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,…

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…