Mission Statement

OutWrite Newsmagazine is the official queer newsmagazine of the University of California Los Angeles. We aim to educate allies and validate the experiences of non-heteronormative identified individuals at UCLA and beyond through student opinion and journalistic coverage. Our mission is to expose, deconstruct, and reverse homophobia in order to unite the queer community and its allies against the social injustices facing our community.

About Us

OutWrite is a multi-media platform that aims to empower the voices of the queer community by writing about what we think, how we feel, and the issues that matter to us. We bring these subjects into focus with the intention of educating allies and bridging gaps in communication within our own community. We do not hope to be the singular voice of the queer community, but rather, we hope to provide a space for dialogue. OutWrite will act as a resource for queer college students, a source of news, campus happenings and popular culture. It will function as an outlet for the creative endeavors of our staff and community. We aim to articulate these experiences and issues with an awareness and respect for our diverse identities.

OutWrite, originally known as TenPercent, was established in 1979, becoming the first college queer newsmagazine in the country. The name TenPercent was chosen from the Alfred Kinsey’s study Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, which stated that ten percent of men identified as homosexual. In 2005, the magazine’s staff petitioned to change the name to OutWrite, due to the emphasis that the title placed on the white, gay male identity, and instead used a name, which better represents the queer community’s vast number of identities. Similarly in the past, the magazine referred itself as a LGBTQ magazine, but has since changed this label to queer. By no means does this change in label mean to diminish the many individual identities of our community, but rather is the term that the magazine feels best represents its views at this time. OutWrite transforms and adapts itself to better represent and serve the queer community, changing its own identity as our community grows and changes itself.

We encourage those who do not feel represented to get in contact with us at [email protected]

Staff Member Open

Please use this application if you are interested in holding multiple staff positions (e.g. staff writer and photographer).

Social Media Editor/Intern Open

Social Media and Marketing Interns will help to promote OutWrite's content through several different social media platforms. We are looking for creative and driven staff members to help build and maintain OutWrite's brand and readership.

Staff Photographer Open

Staff Photographers will work with the Photo Editor, Staff Writers, and Social Media and Marketing Team to cover a broad array of events and stories within the local queer community. Photographers are also encouraged to pursue photo essays and other photo-specific projects that they feel align with OutWrite's mission statement.

Marketing Director/Intern Closed

Marketing Interns will work with the Social Media/Marketing Director to publicize our material, fundraise for our publications, gain readership, and solicit online and print advertisements from local businesses.

Staff Writer Open

Staff Writers work at UCLA and in the greater LA area, and are able to specialize as:

Event Writers

Politics Writers

Arts and Entertainment Writers

Creative Writers

Community (Professors and Student Profiles)

Sex & Relationship Writers (Myths, Experience, Education) Etc.

NOTE: Staff Writers are also encouraged to Copy and Content Edit.

Graphic Design Editor/Intern Open

Graphic Design Interns work to create original graphics in concordance with our online articles. They will also help design spreads, covers, and photo illustrations for our quarterly print publications. They will also work with our Graphic Design Director and Social Media Director in order to improve and update our brand. **Please apply here if you are interested in doing illustration.

Copy Editor Open

Copy Editors operate under the Managing Editors, editing both copy and content of Staff Writers' articles. NOTE: Copy Editors are also encouraged to write original content.