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…

Kink Korner: Consent

(Daddy and Kitten have teamed up on this article, since consent is pretty much the same for everyone!) Consent. It’s a topic that has been in the news a lot lately, especially surrounding the new “affirmative consent” rules at schools…

OKCupid Adventures

So I’m on OkCupid. Originally, I saw my roommate on Tinder and thought that it looked fun to collect hot people but my Windows Lumia phone couldn’t support the app. Recently, I found the knockoff version of Tinder for Windows,…

ABC: C for Cisgender

Like me, you’ve probably never heard of this term and therefore don’t know the privilege tied to being cisgender.  Good thing you’re reading this though; education on the existence of all parts of the queer spectrum is not only something…

Dear Gay Uncle Joe: I’m Out But My Family Hasn’t Said Anything!

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…

Piss Politics: The Problems With UCLA’s “Gender-Inclusive” Bathrooms

On the eighth floor of Bunche Hall, I stand baffled before one of the twenty-five or so “gender inclusive” bathrooms on campus, except this bathroom doesn’t seem very inclusive at all. There are two signs with sliding parts on the…

By Any Other Name: What UCLA’s Preferred Name Policy Means for You

The cold sweat. The pit of dread in your gut. The gnawing sense of unrest as the professor moves down the list, calling out student names in alphabetical order. And then they reach you, call out a name you no…

Kink Korner: Don’t Dream It, Be It

If you’re reading this, you’re probably kinkier than you’d like to admit. It’s okay! Most of us are. According to a recent study, most of us have a broad variety of freaky fantasies on a regular basis. But what if…

Get Your Queer Superhero Fix: Young Avengers Review

I have always been very interested in and invested in superheroes and the world of Marvel. When I was younger, many of the shows that I loved fell under the superhero genre (anyone remember Static Shock and X-Men Evolution?) and…

This Week on Queer (Internet) TV: Lesbian Vampires, or 20 Reasons to Binge-Watch Carmilla

In light of upcoming finals and the impending wave of panic and self-loathing that’s sure to crowd my senses in these coming weeks, I’ve decided to do a favor to myself and everyone else that might read this snark. I’m…