Over Halloween weekend this year, 5C students put on two nights of The Rocky Horror Picture Show; but there lies a large community for this cult-classic beyond the Claremont campuses. TSL spoke with the people who brought this energetic and inventive show into being.
Lila Feldmann PZ ’24 launched Pitzer’s first-ever free chest binder program, making student access to resources more anonymous, accessible and affordable.
The growing societal acceptance of LGBTQ+ people does not take away the value of authentic, non-corporate spaces created by and for queer people, writes Nikki Smith SC ’25.
Spotlight Musical Theater group produced “The Winner Takes It All,” a queer art-heist musical set to the songs of ABBA.
Advertising and policing ‘queggers’ as queer-only parties excludes straight identifying, questioning and closeted students, which can complicate LGBTQ+ students’ experiences at them, argues Porter Reyes PO ’25.
This year’s Claremont Zinefest will center queer and trans Asian and Pacific Islander voices, doubling as a fundraiser for two organizations.
Lillian Perlmutter SC ’21 examines the origin of the word “chaotic” and the significance of its frequent use in Claremont queer dating circles. “For some, to be chaotic, to attract and emit unwieldy intensity — is a magnetic, magical quality, like being the human equivalent of a third tequila shot,” she writes.
Even though the Colleges provide accommodations for disabled students, the lack of any sort of disability cultural programming is alienating.