Calvin hopes to see greater diversity in the future, and a more accepting culture in general: “Just do whatever you want to change the world without anyone holding you back.”
As a feminist, Adilene doesn’t want anyone’s dreams, ambitions, and self-expression to be limited by gender roles and gender expectations: “It’s a thing that’s imposed on us, and we have every right to break from it.”
To celebrate National Coming Out Day the Queer Alliance has organized an unofficial National Coming Out Week, from Monday, Oct. 9 to Thursday, Oct. 12, which includes numerous events celebrating LGBTQ+ heroes, history, representation, and education.
“Realizing that classes and teachers fail to see intersectionality as a valid form of feminism helped me realize it was my job to educate myself on those issues and to preach those to people who are misinformed or are too ignorant to realize that there is more than white feminism out there.”
On April 20, Bruin Drag Royalty, UCLA students who do drag, performed in UCLA’s Northwest Auditorium.
The GenderGap Clothing Drive fills a need while emphasizing the fact that everyone has the right to express themselves.
“It starts conversations that need to be had” and these conversations allow us to move towards gender equality.
This satirical piece addresses the issue of minor female characters in television series being written as one-dimensional, simplistic, and disposable.
“I think feminism gives me something to hold onto. To say it’s okay to be different…I’m bringing a different perspective that other people don’t have.”
In response to Trump’s executive orders, the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) called for an emergency rally and march, on the same day Trump signed the executive orders, to defend immigrant students from Trump’s anti-immigrant policies at UCLA.