Queerspace Magazine is a voice for the queer community. We create some pretty fabulous arts and entertainment focused content, filtered through a queer, social justice lens.
We know that name comes with a responsibility, and it’s not something that we take lightly. It’s easy to throw a queer label on something these days, to make it sound edgy or cool, but that doesn’t mean it really is. So we question ourselves every time we make something new. Is it equitable? Is it just? Does it celebrate the humanity and uphold the dignity of people whose voices deserve to be heard, but aren’t? Does it help to subvert a system that has for too long upheld the values of one race, one gender, and one belief system over all others?
These days, of course, even just being queer can be an act of subversion. That’s why we’re doing something we think is important.
Queerspace Magazine acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.
Robert is a working class queer nerd overthrowing the capitalist patriarchy one wry comment at a time. Besides volunteering as editor and publisher of Queerspace Magazine, he’s a writer, designer, illustrator, photographer, and filmmaker. He’s a lifelong gaymer, and is old enough to remember when RPGs only came with paper and dice.
A student at UW by day, activist and journalist by night, and radically queer all day long. Andre Menchavez is an activist, dancer, and journalist who started his activism at 15. Since then he has grown a passion for speaking on intersectionality, heavily influenced by his experiences as a gay Filipino-American. He is an Ambassador and Content Creator for GLAAD and enjoys cold brews and laughing at whiteness.
Arson Nicki is a drag artist currently based in Seattle, WA. Their performances have appeared at the Seattle Art Museum, On the Boards, Annex Theatre, the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, Studio Current, and nightlife venues up and down the West Coast. Arson’s work references pop culture and contemporary fashion to question gender norms, presents drag in unexpected settings, and advocates for platforms for their communities.
Bobby Higley is a fashionable, dark, twisted Stoner Twink. Ex-Mormon, and totally not bitter. Picture Mr Martha Stewart, after prison. He’s been a featured performer in the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival, Portland Queer Comedy Festival, and Altercations comedy festival. He’s an upcoming participant in the Mutiny Radio Comedy and The Intersections Festivals.
CarLarans is an electro-soul and hip-hop artist, singer, rapper, and activist from the Midwest now based in Seattle, WA. You can find him on stages and venues throughout Seattle, doing community activism, and turning it out with Seattle’s own House of Luna ballroom collective.
Da Qween is a poet, community organizer, workshop coordinator, writing circle facilitator, and a non-binary, femme, rapper/singer/songwriter. They’ve been featured at a number of top venues and events all over Seattle From the Moore Theater to the Triple Door, to the Neptune Theater to opening for Andrea Gibson at Bumbershoot and The Fremont Abbey.
An Olympia-based comedian, writer and comic book reader, El Sanchez has been performing all over the country since 2010. Their conversationally cynical, yet upbeat comedic style weaves together a unique mix of embarrassing personal stories, nerdy obsessions, social politics and possible overshares, making light of their own instances of social incompetence while also skewering oppressive social norms.
Eric Starker is a local writer, community manager, social media manager and fellow about town. He is involved locally in a number of areas of the queer scene.
Iris Lux is a writer, DJ, librarian, and pug mom living in Seattle. A queerdo pop culture nerd, they like to write about music, gender, and BDSM. Previously they’ve written for Bust Magazine and an assortment of music and pop culture blogs. Check out their blog at lavenderfist.wordpress.com
Lee Nacozy is a Seattle comedian and writer who started working as a journalist in 2006 while attending law school in small-town Texas. She has since written on justice, notably for the American Bar Association Journal and The Progressive, and been a Lambda Literary Fellow.
Londyn Bradshaw is the hungriest acrobatic drag performer in Seattle, flipping around on stages left and right and eating while doing it. Londyn not only works hard for the community, but pays extra for gauc at Chipotle. Talk about working hard for your money.
Mark is a Gen X / Millennial cusp who has been at different points an English Major college dropout, bike messenger, vegan line cook, zinester, barista, dog walker as well as the author of Spookytooth, a young adult queer/transgender teen witch novel.
With music and spoken word described as “trauma pop” – poet, singer-songwriter, music producer, and audio engineer Nic Masangkay offers an arts perspective uniquely their own. No matter the medium, Masangkay’s raw talent and fierce sincerity always leaves audiences moved and inspired.
Nick Sahoyah is a writer, actor, and stand up comedian based out of San Francisco, California best know for his web shows, 8-Hit Gaming on Queerspace Magazine and Cool Mom with Jinkx Monsoon on WOW Presents. As a comedian Nick has performed all over the country including at Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Comedy Exposition, Bumbershoot, SF Sketchfest, and Limestone Comedy Festival as well as opening for fellow queer stand ups such as Guy Branum, James Adomian, and Bob the Drag Queen. On film you may have caught Nick in Drag Becomes Him, Northern Belles, or his self-produced short film Poster Boy!