These Journals Know What's Up

In the wake of the tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, many in the literary community have responded with works honoring the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) community. Read one of these powerful pieces, by Roy G. Guzmán, here. Several journals are hosting themed or special issues to give writers in this community a platform from which to share their stories, reactions, and experiences.

Boston Accent Lit has compiled the following list of publications that we believe are making great efforts to spotlight voices of those who are too often silenced. Major props to all of the wonderful artists, writers, and editors who are behind these journals, and to their brave and talented contributors.



Raspa Magazine (It was Latin Night at Pulse when the attack took place. This journal focuses on the queer Latino perspective.)

Educe Magazine

Polari Journal

Assaracus, Adrienne, and Jonathan (Three separate journals by Sibling Rivalry Press!)

RFD Magazine

The Gay and Lesbian Review

Plenitude Magazine

bluestockings magazine


Lambda Literary (Check out Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color!)

Lavender Review

Apogee Journal

Arktoi Books


Blithe House Quarterly

Hello Mr.

Gertrude Press

Sinister Wisdom

St. Sebastian Review

Luna Luna

Chelsea Station


Drunken Boat

Wilde Magazine


Creating Iris


Heart Online


Crab Fat Magazine


Headmistress Press

Muzzle Magazine

Digitus Indie Publishers


Queen Mob’s Teahouse

Trans Lit Mag



This list is far from comprehensive, and we encourage you to submit your favorite LGBTQIA-supporting journal or writing resource to be added. We would also love to hear from you and read your creative work. Email us at

Also remember, as artist Niki Smith has adopted as her personal motto: "Life is beautiful!" And so are you.