Calling our QTPOC community: Submissions open for September issue

Photo by Tony Saunders

Dear readers,

Twin Cities Pride Magazine stands with the community in demanding justice for George Floyd and drastic reform to systems that made his murder possible. While it’s nice to learn of the City Council’s intention to do just that, we recognize this is only the first step in creating a more just and equitable Twin Cities. We also commend the board members of Twin Cities Pride for addressing their own lack of leadership in addressing systemic racism.

In our short history, this publication has worked to affirm and amplify the voices of queer and trans folks of color, who, from Stonewall to Black Lives Matter, continue to be on the front lines of protest and change. We have sought to be a space where they can share their lived experience. We recognize that we have not fully succeeded and there is still much more work to do. That’s why we’re asking for your help to document this moment in time.

Our next print issue will be a forum for our QTPOC community to talk about the summer they’ve witnessed and the changes they’re continuing to fight for. We’re encouraging all writers, artists, and photographers of color to contact us and tell us about what you’d like to share.

Please review our submission guidelines and please send us a message with any questions or concerns.