Troye Sivan Embraces Sexuality in “Bloom”

Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, “Bloom,” acts as a full embrace of Sivan’s queerness. His identity does not take a back-burner to the sound; it becomes synonymous with it. Sivan doesn’t shy away from the experiences that have made him the…

Thy Neighbor was a MAN?! A Case for the Historically Queer Jesus

Jesus has long been a figure representing wholesome celibacy in the Christian faith, but assuming he was a real person, the odds are that he had sexual desires like the rest of us. One way Jesus could have handled those…

Drag Race for Dummies: Season 9 Pageant Extravaganza

DRAG RACE IS BAAAAAACK! And on VH1 now??? Who said changes were good??? Not me!!! But regardless of the fact that transphobic Wendy Williams is now hosting viewing parties or that all the commercials are now boring and not gay, Season…

Silence: A Poetic Reflection on Day of Silence

Illustration by Austin Wang Silence. A term of complete absence An all encompassing void Silence A form of resentment Internalized in fear Silence A state of disapproval Met with deaf ears Silence A form of oppression Born from outside and within…

Upcoming Event: Lavender Health Alliance Hosts Blood Drive

by Guest Contributor Austin Beltrand The Event: The Lavender Health Alliance will be hosting a Blood Drive at the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center during Thursday and Friday of 3rd week as part of USAC’s LGBTQ Awareness Week. The donation center…

A Love Letter to My Gay Best Friend

Growing up, I never had many friends. Growing up with little to no friends meant that I never had a space to feel comfortable with myself; the only place that I could really explore my own identity was in the…

Marina and a Dancing Diamond

A week ago, I attended a Marina and the Diamonds concert in Pomona. Yes, as one expects, it was a magical, transcendental, orgasmic experience. Being one of the most genuine pop artists of our generation, Marina never ceases to amaze…

I Kissed A Girl (Toute Premiere Fois): The Straightest Gay Comedy To Date

My name is Jeremie. I’m 34. And last night, for the first time in my life, I kissed a girl.” So enunciates the protagonist of Noémie Saglio and Maxime Govare’s debut film, I Kissed A Girl (Tout Premiere Fois) as…

Dear Gay Uncle Joe: Why do I like straight-acting guys?

Dear Gay Uncle Joe, Why, even in our community of gay men, is there a hierarchy between feminine and masculine men? It seems that gay men who act masculine are generally higher up on the totem pole of attractiveness. Our…

Ga(y)mers: A Queer Look at the State of the Gaming Industry

I like my videogames, but I would like them a lot more if they would stop being so blatantly homophobic and heteronormative.