As society begins to progress towards an ethos of equality and acceptance, the debate on queer issues will inevitably flare up as the last pockets of ignorance and intolerance begin to collapse. The discourse must not be suspended, and, more importantly, the queer community must engineer its rhetoric to communicate with the rest of the world.
I think we have achieved this goal with this year’s Queer Honi. We speak not only to the queer community, but also to the wider campus community. Within this edition we have dissected a wide array of topics. We have looked at how religion and queer identity can be reconciled. We have considered some of the arguments in favour of marriage equality. We have delved into queer developments on campus and spoken to prolific queer commentator and Head of the School of Letter, Arts, and Media, Professor Annamarie Jagose.
Herein you will find a beautifully assembled mosaic of perspectives, from a spectrum as wide and diverse as the rainbow under which we gather. You will find the serious and the lighthearted. You will find passion and you will find laughter. And at the heart of it all, you will find our voice.
This special edition of Honi Soit gives us a powerful platform with which to express ourselves. It is my sincere hope that you, whomever you are, whether queer or not, will be able to take something valuable out of these pages.