The Closet

  “I’m uncomfortable around you” you say but I don’t live to make you comfortable, I don’t live to be your gay best friend, I don’t live to be the animated embodiment of all trans people of color, I don’t…

Can You Be Gay?: Queer Representation in Video Games

graphic by Liana Kindler In video games, you can be a world hero. You can be a humanoid plant that explores and brings justice to the universe. You can be a two-dimensional square with a range of human emotions. But…

Heartbreak: An OutWrite Illustration

The first in a series of standalone illustrations from Staff Illustrator and Writer Austin Wang.  “Heartbreak” from Bridegroom   This piece was inspired by the documentary Bridegroom, which revolved around the story of Tom Bridegroom and Shane Bitney Crone. It…

My Big Gay Kitchen: It Gets Batter

In the inspiring, heart-warming film The Bucket List—which also happens to be a film I adore—one of the main characters, Carter Chambers, asks the essential question, “Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?”…

In Defense of Valentine’s Day

I love Valentine’s Day. There. I said it, and I’m not even slightly ashamed. I’m not ashamed of my torrid love affair with chocolate, or the fact that while I prefer daisies, I find a well-presented American Beauty rose to…

The Chronicle Life of an Asexual

I was maybe seven when my mom told me, “Don’t open your legs.” That was pretty much the extent of any talk around sex or relationships that I ever received from her. Sexuality is shameful. I was maybe eight when…

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…

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