Q2, or “Q Squared,” features interviews, roundtables, short essays, and other accessible formats that highlight how queer and trans thinkers and LGBTQ histories engage and reframe contemporary social and political issues and processes, especially those that define national and global public squares.

In light of the US Supreme Court's Dobbs decision, which rescinded a “fundamental right” to abortion in the United States, the inaugural Q2 in GLQ 30:1 explored the suppressed queer and trans perspectives on and entanglements of “reproductive justice,” traced by Black feminist abolition, Indigenous anticolonial critique, and transgender history. In this installment of Q2, we explore queer of color critique in a moment of danger. Like attacks on critical race theory, intersectionality, and ethnic studies, queer of color critique has become a target, especially for US right-wing forces in their bid to reclaim the state for fascism. These attacks on queer of...

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