In a transformed Porter/Kresge Dining Hall, under a glittering disco ball, students gathered for the second annual Queer Prom. Held March 2, Queer Prom was hosted by the Queer Student Union (QSU) and Delta Lambda Psi (DLP).
On Tuesday, the California federal appeals court found Proposition 8 unconstitutional. While many celebrated this as a milestone in the effort to sanction gay marriage in the state, the fight for equality is far from over.
Eugene Negrete describes his experience finding his place between his Chicano heritage and queer orientation.
Morgan Mathias shares her coming out story and her continuing journey as a queer individual.
Sincerely interested in people and conversation, Uyenmy Yamamoto opens up about her experiences and how she realized she was a queer woman.
How a simple interaction with her mom led one second-year coming out.
With the motivation to help fellow students, two individuals, Kyle Lakatos and Max Aung, speak out about the development of a new campus group, The Element Lounge. The organization has worked hard to promote LGBT community within the STEM departments here at UCSC, facing initial isolation, but progressive success.
Every sport has its own issues: performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, alleged payments to college athletes under the table, concussions in football. You’ve heard about them all, but the one topic that has never come to the forefront that unites every sport is that of how homosexuality is regarded in the world of athletics.
The Queer Fashion Show has long been a part of UC Santa Cruz’s culture. Dating back as far as the ’80s, the event has been a consistent showcase of creativity within the queer community. This year’s show looks to be bigger, better and sexier than ever before.
Diluting history and adulterating reality in an attempt to maintain the status quo is an act of depravity that calls into question whose interests policy makers are really trying to serve. It is in the best interests of students to be presented with a completely inclusive and true to reality education.