Queerist: An LGBTQ+ Focused Community Platform & Publication
Queerist is an LGBTQ+ focused community platform and publication that launched in 2021 as the editorial arm of the former Alt Pronouns.
The platform is now exclusively available on Medium. Queerist features Radically Queer™ views on LGBTQ+ topics and issues from Identity and Culture to Health, Life, & History.
Our mission is to champion Queer identity, amplify Queer voices, enhance Queer visibility and representation, illuminate Queer history, and help the world understand what it means to be Queer.
Founded by Lex Evan in 2019, Alt Pronouns was a human identity brand empowering the Queer community, known for their Radically Queer, Gender Free Pride Apparel. Alt Pronouns came to a close in November 2021, but Queerist lives on.
Queerist carries on the mission of Alt Pronouns “to empower the Queer community by breaking down social barriers to allow people to discover and explore identity and self-expression.” Queerist is a safe space where readers can celebrate, explore and understand their own identity.
“Queerist is for everyone, a safe space where people can learn about human identity through the lens of today’s LGBTQ+ community. Queerist is a name we chose that is inclusive of the full spectrum of identity within the LGBTQ+ community and the identity of allies who support our community. Anyone can be a Queerist.” — Lex Evan
Queerist is for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. All who share an open mind and care to learn more about human identity are invited to join us and become Queerists.
Lex Evan, Founder & Editor-in-Chief
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QUEER: Our use of the term Queer encompasses the full spectrum of LGBTQIA+ identity. We acknowledge and respect that not everyone in this spectrum identifies with the term Queer. We reclaim this term for our empowerment. Learn more in our feature, What does Queer mean?
QUEERIST: We define Queerist as a person who advocates and supports all facets of Queer identity. We do not place any restrictions on the term nor seek to define it in perpetuity. We claim this term for our empowerment.