lstw is an artistically driven print publication dedicated to producing content by and for lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer women to defy stereotypical portrayals and give greater visibility to positive role models.

The magazine is distributed in over 20 cities across North America and Europe and in key retail outlets, including Casa Bosques in Mexico City, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, magCulture in London, Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum in Amsterdam, Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth in Los Angeles and Artbook @ MoMA PS1 in New York.

A new edition is released every fall. lstw relies on the commitment and passion of volunteers who give freely of their time and talent. Our collaborators identify as lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer and/or non-binary. They receive symbolic compensation in the amount of $150 for every submission that is selected.

LSTW was published on and using resources from the unceded territories of Tiohti:áke as well as the treatied territories of Tsi Tkarón:to.

Tiohti:áke / Mooniyang / Montreal: As unceded Indigenous land that has historically been a meeting place for many nations, we thank the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawake and Kanehsatà:ke who continue to care for its well-being and thereby contribute to fostering meaningful bonds between all who share it.

Tsi Tkarón:to / Piitaapocikewaatikakocin / Toronto: These lands and waters are the territories of the Anishinaabek, Huron-Wendat, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. All Torontonians are treaty people whose responsibilities relate to Treaty 13 (The Toronto Purchase), the Williams Treaties (s. 2), and the 1764 Covenant Chain.

Today, Tiohti:áke and Tsi Tkarón:to are home to Indigenous, Afro-Indigenous and Urban Indigenous, Two-Spirit, Queer and Trans Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and beyond.


2017 / Complete Magazine Design Award – Applied Arts
2017 / Design / Editorial / Politics / Social Issues Award – Communications Arts
2017 / Finaliste – Launch of the Year – Stack Awards, Londres
2018 / Prix Droits et Libertés – CDPDJ
2018 / Finaliste – Grand prix de la direction artistique – NMAs
2018 / Top 100 projets – Prix Grafika – Infopresse
2019 / Top 100 projets – Prix Grafika – Infopresse
2019 / Gagnant Or – Issue Grand Prix – NMA’s
2020 / Complete Magazine Design Award – Applied Arts
2020 / Gagnant Or – Grand prix de la direction artistique – NMAs
2020 / Gagnant Argent – Issue Grand Prix – NMAs