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UCLA Queer Culture Night 2017

Queer Alliance’s promises of an evening full of “dazzling talent” did not disappoint at UCLA’s 11th annual Queer Culture Night on Thursday, April 13. As soon as I walked in, I knew this event was different from the handful of other student performances I’ve attended. This was all thanks to the audience—loud and energetic, they […]

Shock the Audience

Graphic by Hannah Boston It was the moment we had all been waiting for. Our theater class was finally about to experience the magic of that wonderful unit, Expressionism. We had all heard about it from girls in older grades. “There’s people throwing raw meat around the stage, screaming, making out, all that weird shit,” […]

Perfume (Part I)

Graphic by Shay Suban   This is the way the story ends: Two girls, curled up together on a bed under black covers, eyes closed against the dim light reflecting off painted black walls. Smudges of pink lipstick kisses glow on a jutting collarbone. The room smells of bubblegum and cigarette smoke. Two girls, legs […]

Dungeon Do’s and Don’ts – A Guide to One’s First Foray Into Public Kink

If you’re looking to get into the world of kink, you’ve come to the right place. The BDSM scene can be overwhelming for those who are just starting out. While in some situations, it can be alright to go in without much prior knowledge, it’s important to understand that events which revolve around BDSM culture […]

Drag Race for Dummies: Episode 4, The View, but Gayer!!!!

Good Morning Bitches! Just kidding. It’s fucking 3PM already. But, on this past week’s episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, the queens were tasked with the dreaded Group Acting Challenge, transforming into morning talkshow hosts. The 12 queens were divided into two groups with Aja and Trinity, the winners of last week’s lip sync […]

What You Don’t Know

Graphic by Shay Suban You’re not the girl of my dreams. You’re the girl of my just-before-falling-asleep, the girl of my trying thoughts on for size, the girl of my fingers resting carefully at the top of my leg and thinking about where else I could place my hands, when I’m sucking on a spoonful […]

Late Night Thoughts

Illustration by Sarah Jensen It’s a silent, exhausted kind of happy. The drunken current in your head making everything too dim to hear The clarity when you look up at her, the simplicity of “here she is, I love her.”   Her nose and cheeks are pink as roses, eyes bright from lacking sleep Soft […]