About Queer on the Street
What is Queer on the Street?
Queer on the Street is a LGBTQ+ news source based in New York City which covers news, culture and events related for LGBTQ+ people. Queer on the Street officially launched December 15, 2021 but had been in the works since the end of 2020.
Queer on the Street was born with the idea that LGBTQ+ people living in New York City need more than one LGBTQ+ news outlet. Queer on the Street does not compete with the other LGBTQ+ media outlets, we were simply adding to the availability of LGBTQ+ news. If there can be thousands of other general media outlets, why can’t there be more than a few LGBTQ+ news outlets?
Queer on the Street strives for honest, strong journalism while adhering to our values. Queer on the Street believes in transparency, inclusivity, diversity and integrity in everything we do.
Queer on the Street began as YUNGMIGA, a general blog, in July 2015 and covered people and events in Chicago. In 2017, YUNGMIGA pivoted categories and began covering LGBTQ+ news, arts & culture and opinions. In 2021, YUNGMIGA became Queer on the Street.
At this time, pitches and articles from outside writers will not be accepted because Queer on the Street is self-funded. We do not allow people to work free or little money. We at Queer on the Street believe that writers should be paid for their work and paid fairly. Eventually, when there's funding, Queer on the Street will open our arms to all of you queer journalists (BIPOC come to the front of the line!!). There will be an announcement when we are able to pay writers.