You know what’s always stressed me out? Back in high school, when we had to take standardized tests, there’d always be a preface question about which race you identify as. They’d list the options — African American, Caucasian, Asian, Latino, etc — and while most kids bubbled in their answer in about half a second, […]
After the first time I came out to a friend, I struggled a lot with deciding whether, when, and how to tell people about my sexuality. Like a lot of people, I was hesitant for many reasons, which mainly boil down to the fact that it can be really scary to be honest with people […]
Dear Gay Uncle Joe, So I’ve been having a lot of trouble lately deciding how to approach me being gay to my family. I’ve already come out to them, albeit in a roundabout way, but they haven’t really brought it up or I to them in conversation. Should I A) bring it up, B) just […]
The first time I ever saw Julie Ann Peters’ Keeping You a Secret was at the foot of my mom’s bed, face up and daunting. The image on the cover might have inspired less wariness if my mother hadn’t already informed me of the contents of the book, because I knew the image was not simply indicative of two female characters. It was indicative of two female characters in love.
From flags to cupcakes, rainbows made the presence of queer people rumble throughout campus last week as UCLA’s Queer Alliance celebrated National Coming Out Week. With such a variety of fun events, movie screenings, public speakers, panels and (everyone’s favorite) the BBQueer, it was easy to forget that “coming out” was, at least in theory, […]