El Estoque

Members of GSA share their coming out stories

Members of GSA share their coming out stories

Katerina Pappas

October 31, 2016

wooden frame is placed at the center of the academic rally, but it doesn’t hold an ordinary purpose. Rather, it’s  a representation of the LBGTQIA+ community’s  rite of passage: coming out of the closet. The ‘ closet door’, a simple wooden frame with multi-colored handprints plastered all o...

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Sara Yang

December 7, 2011

An inconspicuous door in the gym lobby leads into the electrical room — one of many, only opened occasionally by custodians. But its colorful past is written on the walls. When the school first opened in 1969, the closet functioned as a hub of student activity, housing tempura paint for rally p...