“Framing Agnes”: A Story of Dis- and Reconnection

Photos by Lex Ryan/UCLA FTV Archive As part of a larger showing presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive on April 18th, some of the OutWrite staff had the chance to watch the film, “Framing Agnes,” a tale about…

From the Archive: Too Femme To Fit (Winter 2002)

Welcome to OutWrite’s “From the Archive” series! This series is designed to provide an opportunity to interact with our organization’s archives, assess the opinions and relevance of our past content, and bring that content into the present. In doing so,…

Aliveness

Artwork by Cole Lopez (They/Them) The morning my grandfather died             I slept. An ocean away I dreamt             that an angel leaned to kiss his cheek And I tried to push it away but instead              I screamed  My hands passing through…

The Lavender Laws

A deep dive into the history of legal rights for the LGBTQ+ community in the United States

The Consequences of Forced Invisibility

Graphic by Kelly (She/Her) **Trigger warning for suicide mention, death, and transphobia** For the transgender community, individual visibility is complicated. For those who want to be recognized as trans, that desire to be seen is at war with the need…

From the Archive: Isn’t That Bisexual? (Fall 2013)

Welcome to OutWrite’s “From the Archive” series! This series is designed to provide an opportunity to interact with our organization’s archives, assess the opinions and relevance of our past content, and bring that content into the present. In doing so,…

EXCLUSIVE: Up-And-Coming Queer Artist D’arcy Releases New Music Video “Crazy”

Still from D’arcy’s music video “Crazy” **Trigger warning for depictions of overdose, implications of suicidality and hospitalization** Pre-save “Crazy” Queer electro-pop artist D’arcy releases her new single “Crazy” tomorrow, but we have the exclusive opportunity to give you all early…

Joji’s Bizarre Adventure: How I (Don’t) Enjoy Problematic Media in 2022

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He)Sourced from FilthyFrankTV (left), Skyler Barberio for Rolling Stone (right) To say Filthy Frank was an incredibly significant part of my childhood is an understatement. Yes, I hopped on the Filthy Frank train when the original…

Forgiveness and Trying to Deserve It: A Look at “Happiest Season” (2020)

Photo by Lacey Terrell **This article contains spoilers for “Happiest Season” (2020).** In late November of 2020, “Happiest Season” was released. “Happiest Season” was written and directed by Clea DuVall, a lesbian actress, writer, producer, and director. This movie follows…

“Sort Of”: A Queer Lesson on Storytelling

Still from HBO’s Sort Of **This article contains minor spoilers for HBOMax’s “Sort Of”** When I first saw the trailer for HBOMax’s “Sort Of” featuring Bilal Baig, — the first queer, South Asian, Muslim actor to lead a Canadian primetime…