As we set out to publish an international issue, we asked our prospective contributors and ourselves what international means in times when all around the globe various legitimizing strategies were used to justify reinventing the sovereign nation state. If there ever was anything like a transnational promise or a planetary utopia, it seemed to be fading away. But did that also mean that homonationalism was flourishing? Or had queer learned its lessons and was it now contributing to reimagining the international? Countable or uncountable, the International? Capitalized, or not?