Hoping to make the publication a more permanent fixture on campus, the LGBTQ Resource Center will sponsor and publish the university’s LGBTQ-focused magazine this year.

Students are invited to submit artwork, photography, poetry and other creative media to the publication, which is called The Zine. This year’s issue will be published in April.

“The general purpose of The Zine is to create a medium in which Georgetown students – out, closeted, gender nonconforming, allied, etc. – can show their experiences in a variety of ways,” Student Assistant to the LGBTQ Resource Center Jason Capecchi (COL ’14) said. “It is an opportunity for people to contribute their voices to the conversation.”

While The Zine has been published before, this is the first year the publication is being produced under the LGBTQ Center’s leadership.

“It has not been an annual production by any means. Students did one in 2009 [and] 2010, and we wanted to keep it going,” Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center Sivagami Subbaraman said.

The LGBTQ Center will fund the new magazine with a portion of a $1 million dollar gift donation from board of directors Chairman Paul Tagliabue, which established the Tagliabue Initiative for LGTBQ Life in October. The Center hopes that the magazine will expand opportunities for students to involve themselves in its work. .

The Zine is currently being advertised through the LGBTQ Center’s listserv as well as fliers around campus. Once published, The Zine will be available at many locations throughout campus, including The Corp services and university resource centers.

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