As a new editorial section for GLQ, Q2 provides a forum to extend ongoing conversations in queer scholarship and organizing that directly address the many political “crises” and social conflicts reshaping contemporary social orders. Too often, especially in political life and the public square, queer and trans practices are omitted from the discussions that center these crises. Our hope is that Q2 enables an elaboration of these otherwise missed engagements or too-thin “acknowledgments” of queer and trans impact on the social matters that publics and states center when seeking to address changing social, environmental, and economic determinations. The name Q2—or Q squared—is meant to convey our commitment to amplifying queer and trans critiques in and of the public square and our belief that these critiques have an exponentializing effect.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the ways that US publics, including many radical and feminist...

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