What is an OUTlaw?

2017 Editorial Team: Abilene Donegan, Colleen Gundersen, Kelli Farrington, Nya McNeil, Nhawndie Smith, Skye Warren (Greensboro, NC) This year’s theme came from the need to celebrate those that have been criminalized or erased altogether by the established order. Our aim…

Teenage Romance

Zane Drees (Greensboro, NC)   Teenage Romance shows a repeated cycle of failed romantic relationships and the way I felt I was letting my old love interests have power over me. After showing this to others I realized it’s a…

MAS

Maria Del Pilar Lopez-Saavedra (Colombia) MAS is an ongoing installation that chronicles POC representation, self love, community, and strength while simultaneously allowing for reflection on current political climate and immigration policies. MAS consists of various dark skin tones nailed to…

ORGULLO

Maria Del Pilar Lopez-Saavedra (Colombia) While reading Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Politics of Performance by José Esteban Muñoz I started thinking more deeply about the labels that I identify with, focusing on the label “Colombian” rather than the…

Adachigahara

Peter Haugen (Davidson, NC) Until very recently, I found great comfort in concealing my sources of shame and strife from other people. Most of the time, the idea of exposing my feelings or my secrets was unthinkable, but sometimes I…

‘Queen Of’ Series

Benjamin Thrash (Athens, GA)   Queen of Sass and Sequins Queen of Spotlights and Suffering Queen of Passion and Pain Queen of Rage and Rhinestones

A queer funeral

Yu Shijie (New York, NY) We can die differently and fabulously. When I was in high school in China, my English teacher told me that I have to learn to not to be gay otherwise I will go to hell…