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Issue 04 Digital

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Another PRIDE month has arrived and LEUR Magazine is still here and still queer AF. 

Our platform continues to grow and evolve as we remain dedicated to providing platforms for Southern queer artists to share in their art-making through creative community collaborations. 

Since opening the submission gates for issue 04, we have received various themes of artwork from LGBTQIA+ artists all over the country. Some of the themes you will see in issue 04 cover self-expression and identity, queer emotions on our current political climate, Southern grandmothers and their life-long impressions on their gay grandsons, humanistic behaviors such as abusive relationships, as well as photography capturing the love between two souls amplifying queer love.

Leur in French means “their” and “them”. 

Possessive pronouns that are inclusive, collective; representative of a group like our LGBTQIA+ community. LEUR tries to focus on representing the diversity within our niche of Southern queer artists and the diversity of aesthetics they bring to the table. Our platform is contributor-based which means our issues are curated around the entries and submissions we receive through our inbox. This allows us to better represent current up and coming artists all around the queer South. 

This PRIDE season we are asking our community to help us grow our audience and reach out to more Southern queer artists. We are more than a print magazine. We are a Southern queer collective, a family. A family that works hard to offer more opportunities to queer artists here in the South through local events, printed publications, interactive campaigns, and collaborations. We want to show the world that the queer community here in the South, primarily in Louisiana, is here and will always be here. Like a proper family we want to mentor Southern queer artists and teach them how to better represent themselves not only as queer people, but as artists.   

I hope you enjoy issue 04 and I hope you see the potential of this ever-evolving platform. Remember, we do not succeed alone, we only succeed together as a community and as a family.