Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Winq - The First Global Queer Magazine

Winq is treading international waters and is becoming the first ever global queer magazine. Initially kicking off in the Netherlands, Winq magazine is now on a mission to go around the world bringing stories of queer culture every season.

I picked up a copy and was very excited at the notion of a "global queer" magazine. I think it was a very fascinating issue, although it is mostly gay-centric, it is fairly heavy on queer theory compared to most LGBTQ publications. There was some mention of lesbians, transgender, and bisexuals but overall it is mostly geared towards gay and bisexual men.

That being said, I think there is a lot of promise in a magazine that is trying to position itself as the "global queer culture" voice. The first publication (Fall 2008) had an interesting article on activist David Mixner and the battle for American LGBT rights. The issue also discussed how queer culture is spreading globally, describing the recognition as becoming a "McHomo" of sorts. While other fascinating articles examined whether human-robot relationships are in store in the future, and examined queer life in countries and communities around the world.

There are many more articles, pictures, and ads within this particular publication, so check your local bookstore for a copy of Winq.


Emma said...

That's a cool concept for a magazine. If they expand it to include more queer women and genderqueer issues I would buy it.

Queers United said...

I hope they expand it Emma, I want to read about diverse queer culture.

Anonymous said...

I want to recommend this website for anyone who needs advice and forecasts especially in love. She helped me when I was going through hard times in my relationship, gay friendly:) Her site:



Post a Comment