Zines – aka, self-published mini magazines – have been a part of LGBTQ+ culture in some form or another since, well, forever. From underground publications sent secretly in the mail, to activist rally flyers left at bookstores, to collections of art, poetry, and photographs collaged and photocopied at the library, zines help us connect and inspire change!

Our Youth Voices know how important zines can be for expressing emotions and sharing creativity…so they made their own. Enjoy the digital issues below filled with their art, poetry, photos, and more. You can find them and share on our Instagram and Tumblr, too!

Issue 004: June 2023

You Can’t Legislate Our Happiness

Featuring some words on anti-trans legislation, favorite banned books, original art and poetry, recommendations for representation, and more!

Issue 004 | You Can’t Legislate Our Happiness | June 2023

Issue 003: June-July 2022

Reflections on Pride

Featuring some inclusive Pride art by Elliot, an important plea from Hailey, poetry from Chloe, and more!

Issue 003 | Reflections on Pride | Jun-Jul 2022

Issue 002: February 2022

A Love Letter from our Youth Voices

Featuring some love-inspired art by Elliot and Sasha, poetry by Laynie and Chloe, and Sasha’s tips for setting boundaries!

Issue 002 | A Love Letter From Our Youth Voices | Feb 2022

Issue 001: November 2021

Trans Awareness Week:

Featuring art by Elliot and Chloe, a story about a Pride experience from Cal, poetry by Hailey, and a tribute to Nico’s cat!

Issue 001: Trans Awareness Week | Nov 2021

Stay tuned for the next issue, and see what else our Youth Voices are up to here!