Our Mission

The InQueery is America’s leading gay research corporation. We strive to deliver cutting edge reporting on queer trends, behavior and artifacts.

Tour The InQueery’s Corporate Headquarters

Welcome to InQueery HQ. As you explore our sprawling campus, centered around a converted Snapple™ factory at a still-undisclosed location, you’ll find that we’re much more than the “rainbow-capitalist corporate shill” and “Big Brother of corporate faggotry” the pundits have claimed. In our state-of-the art laboratories, corporate suites, and media zones, you’ll witness firsthand our tireless commitment to furthering the gay agenda. It is the cutting-edge research happening within these walls that lets us fulfill our mission: to educate the public on the most critical and up-to-date cultural phenomena in queer America.

Before entering, please sign the NDA at the door.

Entrance

Today you’ll find InQueery founder Greg, ushering a field trip of schoolchildren into our beloved gaytrium, one of many hallowed art spaces here on campus. The gaytrium is used primarily for see-and-be-seen gallery openings. On your left, feel free to admire our salon-style wall of corporate collaborations, celebrating the contributions by Nintendo, Sweetgreen, and NASA to the fight for queer rights. And yes, just ahead is our custom aqueerium, abounding with day-glo rocks, designer treasure chests, and not a single living fish! Say hello to InQueery deputy editor David—and no, that’s not an FBI house-arrest anklet! Be sure to take a selfie with our one-of-a-kind siren sculpture, donated in 2010 by noted ally Julianne Moore.

Sector I – Open labs

This is where some of our most critical work is underway. Environmental scientists and gay ergonomists hash out the future of the “gay grip” at the ongoing Iced Coffee Symposium (ICS); former window designers from Manhattan’s finest department stores experiment with large-scale snow globes; and the UN Commission on Tote Bags (UNOTB) led by Sam, measures for an optimal sack-to-shoulder ratio. Don’t miss our stunning portraits of gay icons Bert and Ernie—their same-sex-compatible muppet genitalia were developed in this very room!

Sector II – Fabrication facility

Welcome to Sector II, the fabrication facility, where queer art thrives! Grab a BPA-free dildo as you pass through our bondage studio, and be sure to tag our friend/sponsor Williams Sonoma on your OnlyFans! Get blasted with a spritz of our internally developed fragrances, then saunter over to our theater, where you can join Disney execs for screenings of the new, gay-friendly Disney+ series Love, Portia and Star Wars: The Bisexual.

You won’t want to miss a single inch of the grounds of Sector II! There’s Marvin, our head of photography, mastering the art of the French Bulldog Selfie—a time-honored gay male tradition! Our in-house Lululemon rep Sebastian leads a Warrior Three Body Sculpt workshop, testing new smart fabrics before the government can get their hands on them. Plop down next to staff researcher Stephanie and ask for her hot takes on Netflix’s trashiest new docuseries. Be sure to spend some meditative time by our Frank Ocean Channel Orange fountain. Then, ponder the meaning of $erpent$hrine, a sculpture conceived by Lady Gaga during her residency at the Marina Abramovic Institute.

Sector IIICorporate suites

Welcome to Sector III of InQueery HQ: our corporate suites. Take a load off in the rec room, where you can observe gaymer specialists reporting on queer cat villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Among stacks of memoranda on our deputy editor’s desk is an original snowglobe from the set of Unfaithful. (Don’t you just love Diane Lane?) And don’t tell Space Force if you spot a gaylien or two lurking around this floor!

Put your gloves on and get to work on the second floor, where you can help sort through troves of vintage Playbills, pick herbs from our copy editor’s Nora’s desk, and categorize all manner of queer objects—from Pokéballs to Renée Zellweger’s Oscar trophy! Stop by our arts and crafts station, where the remnants of a “painting and pinot” bachelorette party are currently under investigaytion. If you fancy yourself an ice princess, try on a chain or quearring and review it for our jewelry analytics team.

Here on the roof, you can bum a cig off staff illustrator MouseMouse, and visit one of two signature iced coffee bars. Give the interns your input as they dream up new app collaborations with Nike and the NSA.

Outside Sector III, take a whirl through our retail marketplace, which includes Magic Doggie Day Spa, Toss’d (our take on a trendy fast-casual salad restaurant, now in beta testing) and The Gaily Bread, a bakery serving only queer confections. (All shops on campus accept major credit cards and Queercoin, our proprietary cryptocurrency.) Then hit up our obsergaytion tower, where you can study everything queer in the cosmos, from shooting stars and black holes to the beefy bears of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.

Sector IV – Performance & Media Center

Here in Sector IV, we let the artists take the reins of their corporate identities! Take a seat in the performance center for local drag homages to Jojo, and marvel at blown-up images of Dianne Wiest and Audra McDonald at the Playbill waterfall display wall. And find out just how gay Dumbledore actually was with a visit to the restricted books section in the library!

Sector V – The Tank 

Here’s Sector V, which we lovingly refer to as the tank. On the first and second floor, take a winding walk through queer history up our Guggenheim inspired staircase, from the Compton Cafeteria Riots to Nick Jonas confirming that he’s not in fact gay. Gag in awe as you enter The Scott E. Stevenson Institute for Queer Costume and Apparel. The countless gay garments on display include the May Queen dress from Midsommar, Claire Dane’s angel wings from Romeo + Juliet, Meryl Steep’s dishwashing gloves from The Hours, and Ursula’s lipstick from The Little Mermaid.

Take a seat on a queer chair prototype in our observation pavillion, and don’t forget to give our resident Afghan Hound, Theresa, a nose boop on your way up the great glass elevator. From the roof, you can help our researchers tend to a garden of carnivorous plants crossbred from Little Shop of Horrors, Super Mario World and Batman and Robin. And look below! An associate entomologist transports termites to Sector V in one of our trademarked hot-pink golf carts.

The Perimeter

What lies beyond the walls of the InQueery corporate campus, you may ask? While we can’t legally endorse cruising in the wooded conservation area surrounding our campus, we can heartily recommend a Virginia Woolf-esque afternoon of silent contemplation in the gayzebo The rest is up to you!

Editorial Team

Greg Kozatek Editor in Chief

Greg (he/him) is an art director and designer in New York City.

David Odyssey Lead writer

David (he/him) is a writer and astrologer based in New York City. He writes a column on culture and the cosmos for NYLON and offers private readings. You can follow his adventures through his Substack or at davidodyssey.com.

Stephanie Rudig Staff writer

Stephanie (she/her) is a designer, writer, and illustrator based in Washington, D.C. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Graphic Design.

Sam Bolen Staff writer

Sam (he/him) acts, sings, writes & lives in Brooklyn. More piano bar than karaoke, more Provincetown than pines. The best guest, the consummate host.

Luis G. RendonStaff writer

Luis (he/him) is a Tejano visual journalist living in Brooklyn. He writes a little, podcasts a little and is a wannabe theatre gay.

Derek SmithStaff writer

Derek (he/him) is a performer, writer and clog apologist in Brooklyn who also makes a digital + glossy zine called Errands Quarterly.

Nora MacleodCopy editor

Nora (she/her) is a writer, researcher, textile nerd, and amateur herbalist living in Los Angeles.

Tyler HamptonGuest writer

Tyler (he/him) a multi-disciplinary artist and designer from Baltimore, MD and is currently living in Brooklyn. His professional work includes: Art & creative direction, graphic design, layout design, web design, album artwork design, brand identity, logo design, and hand-lettering.

Emma SheinbaumGuest writer

Emma (she/her) is Co-Founding Editor of the genreless literary journal, A Velvet Giant. Her essays and poems are published in Cosmonauts Avenue, Juked, TriQuarterly, among others. Emma’s home is in Brooklyn, where she also enjoys making stained glass art.

Illustrators

Aaron Deery

Aaron (he/him) is an illustrator from Northern Ireland who graduated from Falmouth University with a BA in Illustration. He loves drawing characters and shapes flowing, flying and falling. When not illustrating he likes running, reading and occasionally talking about himself in the third person.

Aaron Kent Warder

Aaron (he/him) is a RISD illustration grad who divides his time thinking about felines and crafting the perfect burger.

Alex Aldrich Barrett

Alex (she/her) is an illustrator from Philadelphia. She’s interested in saturated colors, smudginess, queer things, earth sciences, the creepy and the cozy, and good storytelling. In 2012, she got her BFA from the Cooper Union in painting and printmaking.

Alison Dubois

Alison (she/her) is an art director, illustrator and production designer. She likes crossword puzzles, pizza and ponies.

Armando Veve

Armando (he/him) is an artist and illustrator. His drawings have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Spectrum, and awarded three gold medals from the Society of Illustrators. He was named an ADC Young Gun by The One Club for Creativity and selected to the Forbes 2018 30 under 30 list.

Brian Britigan

Brian (he/him) was born and raised in Iowa City, IA. He creates editorial images for print and online publications, animations for documentary projects, and original artworks for gallery exhibitions. He’s also an instructor and mentor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Cat Hong

Cat (she/her) is an Industrial Designer with a soft spot for illustration, material and play. Beyond these passions, she also dabbles in baking, swimming, and the casual witchery. She struggles with picking favorites.

Carmen Casado

Carmen (she/her), also known as “holasoyka” is a Spanish illustrator who works for press and companies around the world. Her work mixes flat colors, geometries, and a sense of humor to create optimistic reflections in the viewer. 

Colin Verdi

Colin (he/him) is an illustrator who’s work has been featured internationally in publications such as Interview Magazine, Rue Morgue, The Protagonist, and MilkxHK mag. His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration for excellence in advertising illustration. He is also often commissioned to draw live at events.

David Huang

David (he/him) is an illustrator and Designer. His works has been recognized by 3×3, Society of Illustrators LA and NY. He grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and calls San Francisco his second home. When he isn’t illustrating, he enjoys going to jazz shows, learning new languages, and searching for random historical facts on Wikipedia.

Dustin Sohn

Dustin (he/him) is an illustrator and screenwriter. He lives with his husband and a Jack Russell Terrier.

Derek Abella

Derek (he/him) was born in Miami and is now based in Brooklyn. He’s an illustrator who pulls from his Cuban-American and queer experience to create dream-like representations of a variety of subjects ranging from technology, to politics, to relationships between people, their surroundings, their memories and each other.

Eliza Reisfeld

Eliza (she/her) is an Illustrator, Animator, and Creative Director. After graduating with a BFA in Illustration (RISD ’11), she co-founded RogueMark Studios, a women run animation studio in Berkeley, CA where she currently works as the Creative Director. Her playful work is inspired by her curiosity for animals, nature, and the human connection.

Franco Zacha

Franco (he/him) is an illustrator. He is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design with a concentration in History, Philosophy and Social Sciences. Aside from his endeavors in the visual arts, he is an advocate for nature documentaries and is almost adequate at soccer.

Gordon Landenberger

Gordon (he/him) is an artist and performer.

Hannah Choi

Hannah (she/her) is an artist and illustrator who runs a design studio, Night Victories. Her work is rooted in one-of-a-kind handmade crafts, pop culture, and making stuff while everyone sleeps.

Jeff Hinchee

Jeff’s (he/him) mixed-media assemblage and paper cut illustrations can be seen in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Interview Magazine. He is a frequent collaborator with designers for stage and screen. Jeff is repped by Salzman International.

Jennifer Xiao

Jennifer (she/her) is an extremely talented, funny, cool, smart, professional, hard working, humble, and award winning freelance illustrator. She also likes to write and sometimes this writing is paired with drawings to make comics and cartoons.

Jonny Ruzzo

Jonny (he/him) is an artist and illustrator. Originally from Rhode Island, he loves the beach, 80’s music, and decaffeinated coffee.

Kalyani Kastor

Kalyani Kastor (she/her) is a New England based illustrator and Pattern Designer for Keeco LC. She loves to use a colored pencil like texture in her digital works and experiment with color vibrations. She takes most of her inspiration from nature and observation

Katie Fliegel

Katie (they/them) is an illustrator from NY. Their current work heavily focuses on tenderness, disability, and queerness. They enjoy four leaf clover picking, baking, and tea.

Langstn

Langstn (he/him) is a freelance illustrator and muralist living and working in Tampa, Florida. He is also a curator and committee member of the New Roots Art Collective, an organization whose goals are to expand the African American voice within Tampa’s public and private art projects.

Kyle Richer

Kyle (he/him) is a graphic designer, illustrator, and mural assistant in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a BFA in graphic design and illustration in 2020. He loves color, texture, and telling stories through his work.

MouseMouse

MouseMouse (he/him) is an illustrator and art director. He co-founded the game development studio Slow Bros. and spent the recent past working as the art director for their upcoming release “Harold Halibut”. He has done work for magazines, TV and video games.

Nadia Kossman

Nadia (she/her) is an artist and illustrator based in Queens, New York. She has worked on children’s books and is pursuing work within the editorial world. Layered color and texture are her favorite things to play with. 

Patrick Hulse

Patrick (he/him) is an illustrator and designer for children. He currently revels in other people’s pictures and words at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. His two favorite things to draw are hugs and desserts.

Rachel Stern

Rachel (she/her) is a photographer whose work considers the intersection of beauty and power. Constructing temporary worlds for the camera’s vantage she uses kitsch as a means of access to discourse around queerness, capitalism, and aesthetics. 

Ryan Raphael

Ryan (he/him) is an illustrator and designer currently living in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked for a variety of publications on a number of subjects.

Tura Oliveira

Tura (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist and performer. Her work uses textiles, video, installation, music, and performance to explore the intersections of craft, labor, and queer futurity.

Wesley Allsbrook

Wesley (she/her) was born in Durham, North Carolina. She has been recognized by The Art Directors Club, The Society of Publication Designers, The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, Sundance Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, the Television Academy and The Peabody Awards. She writes, makes art and comics.