Filipinx dance artist and activist Jay Carlon performed an excerpt from their work “Wake” at Scripps College’s Richardson Dance Studio on Nov. 8. “Wake” is a queer post-colonial reimagination of Bisaya rituals for grieving and healing, inspired by Filipinx traditions. Carlon, who sees dance as a tool for liberation, choreographed the piece as an exploration of individual and collective grief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Carlon envisions future performances in spaces designed for queer audiences, emphasizing the importance of creating a world that suits the needs of marginalized communities.
Does art have the power to foster community at the Claremont Colleges? The newest exhibit at Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery hopes to do just that. On Oct. 28, the gallery hosted an opening reception for their new exhibition, “Queer-ish: Photography and the LGBTQ+ Imaginary.”
Book columnist Reia Li PO ’24 was blown away by the main character— a weird queer biracial Asian femme slacker—in “Pizza Girl,” Jean Kyoung Frazier’s debut novel.
Book columnist Reia Li PO ’24 reflects how Chinese American poet Chen Chen combines humor and empathy to create poems that are joyful as well as painful to read.
When book columnist Reia Li PO ‘24 first read Nghi Vo’s novel, “The Chosen and the Beautiful” (2021), she had mixed feelings. It wasn’t until she read Vo’s next book, “Siren Queen” (2022), that she understood why.
This Valentine’s Day, Spotlight MT — the 5C student-run musical theater club — subverted expectations with a “Villaintines Day Queer Cabaret” at Dom’s Lounge on Feb. 10 and 11. In 13 acts, a cast of 16 performers re-conceived some famously nefarious roles from Disney films and Broadway musicals through a queer prism.
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.