Coptic Queer Stories is an online magazine covering gender, sexuality, race, and religion that aims to record experiences of Coptic LGBTQ+ individuals in the diaspora. Their mission is to share and preserve stories, to create a meeting space for queers, and to broaden the notion of Coptic identity.
The logo needed to be bold and non-secular, yet referential. The image of the androgynous person I drew is fashioned after an ancient Coptic textile from the 3rd century. They are wearing a crescent moon crown, symbolizing protection and healing. The four corners reference check-boxes, echoing the desire to label one's sexual, racial, and ethnic identities. The design alludes to the plurality and intersectionality of Coptic LGBTQ+ race, gender, sexual orientation, class, and more.