Monday, December 9

Gay couple weds at UCLA

On Friday afternoon, with a surprising lack of opposition, UCLA became the first college in California to hold a gay marriage on campus. Peter Lopez, a former chairman of La Familia (a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender organization for Chicano/a students) married Willie Romero, his boyfriend of seven months, in Bruin Plaza before hundreds of onlookers. Read more...


Gay marriage in Bruin Plaza to end Coming Out Week

A marriage ceremony between two men will take place in Bruin Plaza today at noon to conclude this year’s National Coming Out Week at UCLA. “The wedding will be traditional in many respects, except that it involves two men,” said Peter Lopez, one of the two fiancés. Read more...



Hundreds rally against Prop. 54

Amid shouts and cheers, community organizers led an energetic rally that drew a few hundred students to protest Proposition 54. The proposition would prevent the government from recording racial data, except in some cases of health care and law enforcement. Read more...




Student coalition helps to register 1,500 voters

Though the student coalition heading “UCLA Vote 2003″ registered 15 percent of their original 10,000 student goal, many believe their efforts were a success. The coalition ““ made up of student leaders from organizations including CalPIRG, Bruin Democrats and five Undergraduate Students Association Council offices ““ worked up a frenzy Sunday and Monday to register students to vote for the upcoming Oct. Read more...



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