Speak Out

Speak Out

Speak Out is the radio show/podcast made by OutWrite Newsmagazine, the oldest queer college publication in the nation established in 1979 at the University of California, Los Angeles. A mix of talk, interviews, and advice, Speak Out is a deep dive into queer community in all its forms.


May 27, 2023 63 mins

The Speak Out crew talk the pros and cons of finding queer identity, culture, and community online.

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The Speak Out crew rank a bunch of pride flags!

0:00 Intro

1:47 Rainbow

3:31 Progress Pride

6:26 Gilbert Baker 1978

9:12 Philly Pride

12:39 Transgender

16:33 Lesbian

19:10 Gay Man

21:14 Bisexual

25:31 Nonbinary

28:05 Genderqueer

30:20 Genderfluid

34:05 Pansexual

36:26 Polysexual

38:02 Omnisexual

41:11 Asexual

46:29 Aromantic

48:13 Demisexual

50:10 Agender

52:26 Aroace

54:29 Bigender

55:38 Demigirl / Demiboy

57:02 Intersex

59:17 Aegosexual

1:01:24 Honorable...

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May 14, 2023 57 mins

The Speak Out crew judge queer-themed r/AITA posts from Reddit... again!

(0:00) Intro

(00:44) Inviting the abuser to birthday dinner?

(10:06) Accusing my sister of being a fake lesbian?

(18:23) Outing my trans cousin?

(24:43) Internet Culture Interlude

(32:21) Abandoning my trans daughter for The Boys

(44:57) Networking with homophobes

(55:26) Ending on a positive note

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Christopher interviews some OutWrite staff about their experiences as queer Asian American people! They talk realizing their identities, coming out, hidden impacts of colonization, men being stinky, favorite queer Asian representation, the false dichotomy of choosing race or queerness, not fitting in, advice for youth, and finding gaysian community.
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The Speak Out crew interview a platoon of lesbians for Lesbian Visibility Week! They discuss their favorite lesbians, realizing your identity, lesbian gender expression, things to love about being a lesbian, appreciating the lesbian community, the male gaze, and advice for prospective lesbians. (They almost get through the whole thing without a single man! Almost.)

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April 22, 2023 65 mins

The Speak Out crew judge queer-themed posts from r/AITA, plus a couple of our own!

(0:00) Intro

(3:03) Oblivious trans reunion

(6:38) Resenting partner’s transition? (self-written)

(16:51) Keep your gender out of my vacation!

(25:07) Be straight, get rich quick!

(31:48) Random women hate that I’m gay

(38:03) Get landlord’d, homophobe

(45:14) Outing my son before he’s ready?

(52:59) Is cheating worse than a hate crime?

TL;DR: Be gay and don't...

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The Speak Out crew talk all things headcanon! They discuss their favorite headcanons, shipping, authorial intent and death of the author, making your own canon, tinhatting and conspiracies, and the weird show about dogs that's actually about men who are actually cats sometimes.
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April 8, 2023 49 mins

The Speak Out crew talk growing up queer in the internet age. They discuss Tumblr and the queer-coded things they enjoyed as kids, and take an infamous Am I Gay quiz live!

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Christopher and Judah interview Cody, Danielle, and Nick of Grocer, an up-and-coming alternative rock band from Philadelphia. They talk their origin story, developing their sound, musical influences, quintessential tracks, appealing to outcasts, future goals, and their newest EP "Scatter Plot."Get tickets to see Grocer live at Junior High LA on March 30, supported by Cowboy Boy and Apperson. Listen to "Scatter Plot", follow Grocer ...
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Christopher, Judah, and special guest Evan talk the unfiltered trans experience in honor of Trans Day of Visibility! They discuss the minutiae of their identities, intersectionality, self-perception, the dreaded bathroom debate, the absurdity of transphobia, bioessentialism, fascism and trans genocide, the medical system, bodily autonomy, and loving transness.Check out T-Boy Swag: linktr.ee/tboyswag
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March 11, 2023 60 mins

Judah, Lily, and Colson talk all about bisexuality in honor of Bisexual Health Awareness Month. They discuss defining their identities, intersectionality with transness, realizing they were bi, what they love about their bisexuality, bi representation and erasure, sexual health and education, and advice for their younger selves.

Get a copy of our Culture issue: https://outwritenewsmag.carrd.co

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Judah and the Speak Out crew talk about queer culture and its origins. They discuss love for denim, reading as escapism, creepypasta, fashion, palatability, neopronouns, womanhood, and what it means to be nonbinary.

This episode is in honor of our Culture issue coming out March 10! Get info here: https://outwritenewsmag.carrd.co/

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February 25, 2023 54 mins

Christopher and special guest Omaia share the ins and outs of their aromanticism in honor of Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week. They discuss the minutiae of their identities, their favorite aromantic headcanons, queerplatonic relationships, coming out, defying expectations, and advice for their younger selves.

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February 18, 2023 63 mins

The Speak Out crew talk about all things love this belated Valentine's Day! They discuss heartwarming and horrifying dating stories, navigating dating apps, when to make the first move, the fuzzy line between platonic and romantic love, and valuing compassion and community above all else.

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Christopher, Judah, and Michel interview Cuee, a Black trans recording artist from Chicago. He speaks about being a Black trans human, self-love and staying positive, embracing his transition, his dream collaborations, and more. Stream Cuee's latest track "See You Tonight" and pre-save his "Loverboy" EP, dropping on Valentine's Day.

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Judah, Christopher, and Lily discuss intersectionality along the lines of race, culture, class, and disability as they relate to queer and trans identities. They explore its usage within queer spaces to both demonize and uplift certain voices, and which direction the community should be going with these conversations.

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Judah, Christopher, and JQ continue their conversation on queer representation. In Part 2, they talk about That 70s Show, Bodies Bodies Bodies, Monstrous Regiment, Genera+ion, Sort Of, Knives Out, Scream, Good Omens, The Umbrella Academy, Hannibal, Killing Eve, No Time To Die, The Walking Dead, and Hades.

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Christopher and Judah (and special guest JQ) explore some good, bad, confusing, and headcanoned queer representation in film, TV, and video games. In Part 1, they talk Netflix's "Gentefied, AMC's "The Walking Dead," "Harry Potter," "Skyrim," "Euphoria," and "The Last Of Us" games.

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Christopher and Emma interview Colby Minifie ("The Boys"), the star of Joseph Sackett's heartfelt, genderqueer, body-swap comedy film "Homebody." She talks her process for embodying a 10-year-old boy, how the film challenged her own ideas about femininity, and who she'd switch bodies with for a day.

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In honor of Trans Awareness Week, Judah and Christopher talk the trans community, finding and rejecting labels, expressing yourself, and trans joy, self-love, and dysphoria.

Since there are audio issues, we recommend watching the full episode with subtitles on youtube.com/@outwritenewsmag.

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