Editors’ Note: Queer Issue

The Queen’s Journal Vol. 149 Issue 2 is our inaugural Queer Issue. In honour of Pride month, this Issue will take a special look at queer voices at Queen’s. It celebrates the joy and community created by queer students, highlights some of the work that needs to be done on-campus and abroad, and takes a look at some of the foundations of Pride.

We’re so excited to be introducing this issue. We hope it’s one of many. As queer women, we have watched The Journal flourish to include more and more queer voices—a group we and the rest of Queen’s has historically excluded. We’re excited to watch this paper learn, each year, how to better represent and amplify the queer community. We’re excited to learn, un-learn, and expand our outlook to include queer voices from all backgrounds—especially those that lie at the intersection of multiple oppressed identities. 

We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to the queer contributors and allies who worked with us on this issue. This year, we’re seeking to continue implementing policies and practices that set us on a path to becoming a safe and adequate platform for queer students, staff, and faculty at Queen’s.

Above all, we hope that readers love and appreciate this issue’s content as much as we do.

Aysha Tabassum & Shelby Talbot

Editors in Chief


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