Neal Lawrence_online

Before the fall

Naked Brunch

On June 12, 2016, 50 people were killed in the deadly mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The next morning, while I was preparing to attend LA Pride, the police intercepted a heavily armed man with that same destination. In the days that followed, I wrote this piece
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Jay Chotirmal_online

Newsstands over newsfeeds

Stepping Back

Social media platforms were once an effective and entertaining form of communication utilized to spread information and organize movements — from Occupy to Black Lives Matter. The same online platforms have evolved in such a way that they’re practically incomparable to their past selves. Social media platforms no longer foster
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Chris Cox_online

This column got me laid

Sex on Tuesday

As UC Berkeley’s resident Edgar Allan Hoe, I have blessed this campus with enough dick debacles and anal autobiographies to last one whole glorious, gay semester. Writing this column has been quite a trip. Well, actually, multiple trips to be exact: to bedrooms, bathroom stalls and beyond. While I’m extremely
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Jihoon Park_online

Everyone’s an asshole (and that’s OK, kind of)

Off the Beat

As I was walking back to the table with my drink, another customer bumped into me and spilled coffee onto my jacket. I stood there stunned for a moment with a “Wow, did you really just do that?” face while the other customer walked away without even saying sorry. When
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Jake Fineman_online

The last laugh

Pot Calling the Kettle

The great secret of the ASUC, which I have divined after spending more than four years exploring its Byzantine ins and outs, is one that is probably clear to the outside observer: It is a fundamentally stupid organization. No matter how large and sprawling its bureaucracy grows, no matter the
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Chris Cox_online

Monoga-me?

Sex on Tuesday

Confession: I have never been in a committed relationship. I’ve also never held a boy’s hand in public or passionately made out under the twinkling twilight with someone I’ve had strong feelings for. In fact, I haven’t had strong feelings for another gay man in my life. Usually, I dupe
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Jake Fineman_online

Slate of the union

Our national election season is finally, mercifully over. But for those of us lucky enough to attend the hallowed institution of UC Berkeley, our electoral nightmares have just begun. Gird your loins, light your lamps and hide your women and children, for ASUC campaign season is nigh.
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Neal Lawrence_online

Remembrance of things past

When I was 18 and bitter and living in Unity House and helping plan a week’s worth of events for Trans Awareness Week, it occurred to me that we set aside no time just for our history. Awareness, sure. Days for remembrance and visibility, but not history. My interest in
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Jay Chotirmal_online

Powering through it

Stepping Back

Since Election Day, every other word I’ve heard is about Donald Trump. A persistently blunt reminder that last Tuesday was not a hellish nightmare we would all soon arise from and later forget. I’ve observed a common trend throughout the exchanges. There’s been a great deal of misinformation about how
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Chris Cox_online

Pastors, Pence and prostates

Sex on Tuesday

Queers: Our very existence is our strongest form of resistance. To continue homo life as usual is the last thing the decrepit old white men, who completely hijacked our government, want for us. Every single gay orgasm is an act of utter rebellion. Each queer hug, smile and chuckle an
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