On the Importance of Community

Graphic by Angela Zheng Group distinctions, and the separation of people by identity, are sometimes suggested to be divisive and contrary to the idea of progress. Why divide by specific identity when you can connect through shared humanity? What fails…

Let’s Talk About Love Review

While I cannot remember where I first heard about the book Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann, as soon as I learned what it is about—a Black college student navigating her biromantic, asexual identity—I added it to my reading…

The Taboo on Bondage

Graphic by Shay Suban Content Warning: Mentions of rape I find that stories of sexuality rarely begin at the start. Instead, they often begin with a realization, a breaking of the bubble, and retrospect floods in from there. This one…

Fuchsia

Graphic by Shay Suban Love was in the air, so Alicia packed up her laptop and some notebooks and evacuated the premises. She liked her roommate, and didn’t mind her roommate’s boyfriend visiting, but the two of them were inching…

The Palatable Gay™

  Let me preface this by saying: this article is about white twinks, two words that do not describe me, (I am Hispanic and not a twink (double parenthesis: I think I’m an otter but I also hate being associated…

It’s Miller Time! An Interview with Your Newest Local RuGirl

Graphic by Astrid Wang Mayhem Miller is a queen at the top of her game, and the top of the LA drag scene. For over a decade she’s worked popular clubs like Mickey’s and The Abbey alongside her star-studded drag…

10 Creative Ways to Come Out at UCLA

Graphic by Jeanine Lee Coming out is a big step for everyone, but for people who like to take things to creative extremes, coming out entails a stage, props, and alcohol an audience. Sharing this special moment in front of…

I’m Bi… Right?

Graphic by Shay Suban If there ever were a stupid question, this would be it. I’ve been bisexual since before I knew there was a word for it. Yet, until recently, I found myself asking this question whenever the opportunity…

Chelsea Manning Speaks on Campus

The transgender activist spoke as part of the Luskin School of Public Affairs’ lecture series on campus.   Not all decisions are clear. This was a central theme of last night’s Luskin Lecture in Royce Hall, featuring transgender speaker Chelsea…

Bruincard Preferred Name Process: What You Need To Know

Imagine, if you will, that the information on your BruinCard was all untrue. The card, although it has your student ID number printed on it, shows a different name than yours, and maybe even a picture that does not at…