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Yale Launches First Undergraduate LGBTQ Magazine


Q, Yale University's first LGBTQ magazine is set for release on campus tomorrow, December 3.

Its editor, Jake Conway, and publisher, Alice Song, both class of '11, write:

"Its mission is to serve as a guide to students on campus through the celebration of the queer experience. The feature of the first issue, 'We Are Yale,' is a compilation of personal essays from ten students representing the diversity and vibrancy of queer life at Yale. Other articles include: 'Cruising or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the cock,' an exposé of cruising culture at Yale; 'The Lowdown: Lesbian Sex,' a short essay demystifying lesbian sex with accompanying photo shoot; 'Undressing Jonathan Weinberg,' an interview with nude portraitist and Yale art critic Jonathan Weinberg ’78; and 'Missing Pages: The Diary of Albert Dodd, 1838,' a historical essay discussing bed sharing between Yale men in the nineteenth century."

The magazine is to be published once a semester, in a print run of 2,500 copies for distribution to the entire campus.

Conway says the magazine will have an online component next semester.

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  1. It sounds awesome!! I hope they make an online version available so that we non-Yale goers can enjoy the essays too!

    Posted by: Charles | Dec 2, 2010 2:03:06 PM

  2. Thanks for sharing this with the world, Andy. And thanks to my friends Mara and Gabe (he's on the cover!) for pouring so much love and time and sexy sexy effort into this. We're so excited to see what you've done!

    Posted by: Vann | Dec 2, 2010 2:18:42 PM

  3. Hey, at least it's not harvard...

    Posted by: TANK | Dec 2, 2010 2:25:31 PM

  4. "Cruising or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the cock" . . . ?

    I hope this yellow journalism-promoting rag has a very short life, as should any publication that spreads the corrupt idea that human beings are "queer".

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Dec 2, 2010 2:33:36 PM

  5. "Cruising or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the cock" . . . ? Hummm.....while i honestly applaud this progressive achievement, can't Yale students be a little more thoughtful of the negative impacts on the image of LGBTQ?

    Posted by: Theo | Dec 2, 2010 5:10:53 PM

  6. Oh for the love of... there are lots and lots of really talented writers and editors and Yale, and a lot of them write about gay stuff. There are also lots and lots of really talented (and incredibly tireless) queer activists at Yale.

    Jake is neither of these things. But Jake is hot. Really, really hot, and little hipstery, and he likes attention, so he decides to put a magazine together, and all of a sudden the whole campus, and then the whole fucking gay blogosphere, loses their shit.

    Please stop. No really. This guy already gets enough of undeserved adulation.

    Posted by: annoyedyalie | Dec 2, 2010 6:07:59 PM

  7. THEO - My thoughts exactly!! - Since this magazine will be distributed campus wide, I don't think essays such as 'Cruising or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the cock,' will do much to dispel any stereotypical notions straight people have of gay people being sex-obsessed perverts. Sorry, but true.

    Posted by: ajantony | Dec 2, 2010 6:11:24 PM

  8. Nice to see Yale keeping up with their diversity 'benchmarks'....can't let the number of Asians and Jews get out of control.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 2, 2010 9:49:15 PM

  9. Lol @ Ratbastard. Too true.

    Wow, Yale, like... soooo progressive and ahead of the times. I guess, like, when Glee has a gay love plot and guys are kissing on 90210, it's finally ok for the daring social pioneers of Yale to put out a gay mag. Still, applause for the move.

    Posted by: Max | Dec 2, 2010 11:12:43 PM

  10. Come on! Cambridge has had a gay magazine for many years, called [no definition], sometimes shortened to [nd], is it really news that yale has finally got a gay mag - doesn't every uni?

    Posted by: Corvy | Dec 3, 2010 2:05:01 AM

  11. "How I learned to stop worrying and love the cock" -- hmmm, was that a lesbian contribution? Or is that the story on the bed sharing?

    I would pick this up for a read. Maybe they can get it on iPad.

    Very clever logo incorporating a pink triangle into a Q.

    Posted by: Qlever and Qute | Dec 3, 2010 6:54:20 AM


    Posted by: jerry pritikin | Dec 3, 2010 7:17:58 AM

  13. couldn't have said it better myself, ANNOYEDYALIE. It's more than a little insulting that Jake Conway thinks he's equipped to be the arbiter of gay culture at Yale. He's trying to muscle his way (awkwardly) into power gay status. not. going. to. happen.

    Q is actually unreadable. We already have a gay publication - it's called the YDN, the Herald, the New Journal, etc, etc. Gay Ivy, remember?

    Posted by: YALE2011 | Dec 3, 2010 5:05:06 PM

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