Why You Should Download the LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights

For a majority of queer youth, coming out to a doctor is extremely nerve-wracking– especially since it is someone who will decide what medical care you should receive. The chance of receiving subpar medical treatment deters some queer individuals from…

Give Us a Mask and We’ll Tell You the Truth: An Ode to Halloween

This is the night we celebrate the divine, the beautiful, the messy, the legendary in ourselves. Halloween has passed and chances are that just because you were a little too old to go trick-or-treating, (all the brave souls are now…

I Am the Gay Cousin: Thanksgiving Edition

There’s one in every family… and it might be you. A glimpse into the art of surviving being queer at your friendly family Thanksgiving. Thursday is a holiday and that means I have to see my family. I’m already dreading…

A Night I (Surprisingly?) Remembered

Every time you party with the queers you forget half of it and the other half gets real gay. This night was tamer than the last time; all I remember then was ending up at Fat Sal’s at three in…

Transgender Day of Remembrance

At 2:30 am on Thursday, October 2nd, Aniya Parker was shot point-blank in the head on an East Hollywood side street. She was Black, and she was transgender. She did not die instantly, but passed away later while in surgery.…

Stop Dan Savage: Your LGBT “Activist” is Actually a Bigot

Asexual people should stay at home. Bisexual people are not worth trying to settle down with. Sh*male. Tr*nny. These are all things said by renown activist Dan Savage. Dan Savage is a well-known gay man in the queer community. He…

This Week on Queer TV: Bike-sexual?

In a recent conversation with a classmate, I engineered a concept for a television show that will knock the viewing public on its collective behind. I’m no genius, but I believe the shock value of this pitch will be enough…

ABC’s: A for Asexual

Asexuality is a sexuality in which a person does not experience sexual attraction to another person. This is not the same as celibacy or abstinence, in which a person may experience sexual attraction but refrains from sexual activity. Additionally, this…

Four UCLA Bathrooms That Are Actually Gay Cruising Spots

Ah, Gay cruising, one of the gay male community’s favorite pastimes (and we’re not talking about the type with bottomless mimosas and Rosie O’Donell.) The recent strides in LGBTQ rights have lessened the pressure to stay in the closet, so…

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…