Starbucks Expands Healthcare Benefits for Trans Employees

Starbucks, a corporation that occupies every other street corner in America, stated on June 25 that they are expanding healthcare benefits for their transgender employees. According to their website, this coverage will include procedures formerly considered “cosmetic.” Their press release…

Queer Candidates Are Flooding the Democratic Field Ahead of November’s Midterm Elections

Nearly two dozen states have already held primary elections to establish each party’s nominees for the midterm elections later this year, and one trend is becoming clear: the Democratic Party is nominating more queer candidates than ever before. With every…

Massachusetts to Introduce New LGBTQ Curriculum to Schools

In Fall 2018, The Boston Herald reports, Massachusetts schools will introduce an optional LGBTQ curriculum to its high schools. The curriculum will include topics in history, English, and health and was developed by teachers and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ…

Let Them Eat Cake: Why a “Narrow Ruling” Does Not Encourage Discrimination in the Cakeshop Case

You may have awoken to news of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds. And, like many of us revving up for Pride…

OutWrite Responds to Los Angeles Women’s March 2018

Photo by Anastacia Kellogg One year ago, the Women’s March in DC and its sister marches across the nation became a symbol of resistance against the Trump presidency. Photos of the crowded Women’s March in DC and the poorly attended…

The Year Since Trump’s Inauguration

Graphic by Shay Suban As of today, it has been a year since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. In just a year, most of his beliefs and actions have completely polarized the country,…

And the Rainbow Echoes- 2017 Taiwan LGBTQ+ Pride

This year’s LGBTQ+ Pride parade has taken place recently, the largest one in Asia! Featured Image: Tens of thousands march in Taipei’s LGBT pride parade. The 15th annual Taiwan LGBT Pride parade took place on October 28th. With over 120,000 participants,…

Transgender Day of Remembrance: OutWrite’s Staff Reflection

November 20th is Trans Day of Remembrance, a tradition that began in 1999 to honor the lives of trans people who were murdered in acts of hate violence. Trans Day of Remembrance and the week leading up to it, Trans…

Cacophony of Voices, Conservative Speakers, and Controversy on Campus

An event hosted by controversial conservative speaker Ben Shapiro caused chaos on campus earlier tonight. Approximately 600 people filled Ackerman Grand Ballroom to attend Shapiro’s talk, “The Rise of Campus Fascism,” in which Shapiro compared tactics and beliefs of “the…

California Legally Institutes a Third Gender Option

Graphic by Nick Griffin Senate Bill 179, signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 15th, allows California residents to identify as “non-binary” on state IDs, driver licenses, and birth certificates. While most bills recently signed by Gov. Brown will go…