LGBTQ culture in the United States has gained increasing prominence in the last decade — from political debates to school curricula to discussion of transgender rights. Q* Anthology of Queer Culture is an student-run annual literary magazine and online platform that publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art related to LGBTQ (or “queer”) culture. While the University of Virginia has distinguished itself among Southern schools academically, the University still falls short of some peer institutions in lacking a platform specifically designated for queer culture. Q* intends to fill this gap. The magazine’s goals are twofold. First, to create a platform for a range of queer voices by offering authors and artists an outlet to share their opinions and ideas. Second, to promote dialogue on queer issues between the queer and non-queer communities. Q* will be a unique asset to the University community and will be the only student-run journal focusing on LGBTQ culture.