Hey there!

So, you wanna know a bit more about us? QWEERIST is an LGBTQ+ site dedicated to sharing the best news and viral stories across a variety of sectors including entertainment, politics, news, quizzes, art, music, and, of course, Drag Race.

We’re storytellers. Artists. Musicians. Performers. Writers. Designers. Scientists. Actors. Record-breakers. Stylists. Scholars. Sportspeople. Voices. We’re queer.

QWEERIST is an LGBTQ+ site dedicated to sharing the best news and stories across a variety of sectors including entertainment, politics, news, quizzes, art, music, and, of course, Drag Race.

We’re unadulterated. We have a sense of humour. We cheer on the underdog.

So, where does the name of the site come from? Well, back in day, being labelled as queer was used to describe an oddity or something unusual. People would say the “queerest” or “queerist thing” had happened when referencing something strange. While its true that we are unusual (and proud to be), there’s nothing unnormal or odd about us.

We are reclaiming the word. Many people have started to use “queerist” as a way to describe themselves as, for example, opposed to a feminist. We blended the word queerist with queen (another word used derogatorily in the past), added in some alt-spelling to make it look good (aka “YAS QWEEN!”) and we ended up with: QWEERIST. Pretty simple, really.

We love sharing voices and stories from people who may not necessarily have a platform in the mainstream media. If you have something to say that fits in with our values and beliefs that all people, whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, genderqueer, intersexual, asexual, should be recognised as equal and legitimate then we want to hear from you.

Seen something online that you want us to feature? Suggest it to us or go that step further and click the ‘submit’ button above. Fancy writing something, whether it’s a news story or a personal essay? Sure thing!

You can email us at editor@qweerist.com but why not go a step ahead and click the ‘submit’ button above to share with us what you’re so passionate about?

 

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