Palomino Festival Displays Country Music’s Progress Toward Diversity

Photos by Liza Jane (left), Rachael Polack/Palomino Fest (center/right) As a queer Indian-American, the country genre has always seemed antithetical to my existence, a mix of hypermasculinity and overwhelming whiteness. Observing country artists like Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, I…

Colorfully Controlling One’s Identity with Juniper Harwood: Disability Pride (Month) Spotlight

Photo by Juniper Harwood In this next piece for the Disability Pride Month series, we are spotlighting Juniper Harwood (it/xe), an Autigender artist who brings aspects of its life and xyr opinions into its artwork, including the mediums of embroidery,…

Censorship: Seeing Alex Donis

Artworks by Alex Donis This article was last updated on 4/17/22 at 1:32pm. Censorship of LGBTQ+ media throughout history and throughout the world is something that affects a lot of art and a lot of artists, a lot of people…

a queer friend in need

Graphic by Chrys Marr (She/They) sometimes you just need a queer friend in your life.  a queer friend that is always by your side. someone that checks on you to see if you’re okay. someone that is always there to listen…

Do You Listen to girl in red? The History and Modern Usage of Signaling in the WLW Community

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) Now, modern queer and WLW communities have adapted queer signaling to their own fashion and pop cultures. girl in red, a Norwegian indie pop band headed by WLW singer-songwriter Marie Ulven, is one of these…

Gay Awakening

Illustrated by Stephanie Liu (She/Her)

wherever you are

Photo by Zoë Collins (She/Her) come out. come out. the voices only murmur, but they reverberate along the walls, amplifying with every echo as they reach your ears. it’s a call. it’s a threat. come out. come out. the shiver…

Distance Has Never Stopped Queer Love

Graphic by Kas Greenbaum (They/He) The coronavirus pandemic has changed how people are able to connect to each other. Masks stop not just germs but smiles; social distancing prevents not just transmission but hugs. Young queer people especially have found themselves…

Being Queer in a Small Town during COVID-19

Photos by Jaden King When UCLA announced that online instruction would begin Week 10 of winter quarter and last until April 10, ultimately to be extended throughout the remainder of the academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I contemplated…