Welcome to the vibrant world of The Friends of Ruby Zine…

Where we shine a spotlight on the rich tapestry of 2SLGBTQIA+ narratives. Our zine is a jubilant ode to the ever-evolving spectrum of queerness, paying homage to its historical roots, embracing its current diversity, and envisioning the limitless possibilities of its future.

Within these pages, you’ll discover an array of submissions that delve into the heart of 2SLGBTQIA+ culture, history, identity, and self-expression. Whether it’s a heartfelt personal essay recounting the journey of coming out, a captivating photo series dedicated to the thriving 2SLGBTQIA+ scene in Toronto, or the lyrical beauty of a poem detailing those unforgettable first experiences with love – our zine is a canvas for the multifaceted voices within our community.

Friends of Ruby conceived this publication as a megaphone for queer voices, a celebration of intersectionality, and a reflection of the kaleidoscope of identities and experiences that define our community. Join us in this exhilarating journey of discovery, understanding, and, above all, celebration. Welcome to The Friends of Ruby Zine.