The first thing that interested me about the zine “Cosmo Queer” is that it is a very clever commentary on Cosmopolitan and other mainstream magazines. The zine features an advice column, a quiz, an “advertisement,” and a featured cover story. However, each of these elements is meant as a parody of similar elements in Cosmo. For instance, the advertisement is meant to mock GAP ads by featuring two white men with the logo “GAY” instead of “GAP.” The print of the ad says “Can you afford to be normal? Heteronormativity. Fall into the trap.” This sort of parody is equally apparent in the other parts of the zine. What is also important about the zine is that it not only mocks Cosmo, but it also conveys information and expertise that allow queer folks to resist assimilation into the homonormative gay mainstream. For example, the “what kind of gay are you” quiz guides those who embrace a mainstream pro-gay rights approach toward more radical ends. To solidify its approach, “Cosmo Queer” even presents readers with “The New Queer Agenda” that directly states the goals for which the queer liberation movement should work. Ultimately “Cosmo Queer” highlights both the parodic effect of some zines and their political motivation.