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The Rise of the Queer Style Zine


Print’s not dead yet. This year, a string of stylish new publications are shaking up newsstands. Here, our favorites.


The Tenth
Based in Brooklyn, Andre Verdun Jones, Khary Septh, and Kyle Banks's The Tenth celebrates the beauty and diversity of the black queer community. Its title is inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois's influential 1903 essay, "The Talented Tenth," and Alfred Kinsey's estimate of the percentage of gay men in the U.S.


Banana Magazine
The lifestyle mag for "all things AZN," Banana is the brainchild of Manhattan curators Kathleen Tso and Vicki Ho, who strive to bridge East and West while providing a voice for contemporary Asian culture. Expect everything from profiles of emerging artists to soup recipes.


Tom Jackson and Abi Benitez started Gayletter in 2008 as an email newsletter for young queer New Yorkers. Last year, they launched a biannual print counterpart, bringing their sexy-arty take on gay culture to cities from L.A. to Melbourne.


Named after the Clueless slang term for a gay guy, editor Sean Santiago's project speaks to the '90s generation, offering various portraits of queer subjects who define themselves on their own terms.

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