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LGBT magazines, papers and newsletters emerged in the 1960s and 70s as invaluable spaces for building a broader consciousness of LGBT rights, the AIDS crisis and gay culture. In those days - when attending a Judy Garland concert was nearly every boy in tight trousers' dream - a leaflet might have to be slyly smuggled from a queer bookstore in the city and squirreled away in a suburban bedroom as a window to a wider world over the rainbow. The mainstream press has improved coverage of LGBT issues since then, and the Internet is now replete with LGBT content, but these media influencers continue to publish those glossy print editions that today make for proud coffee table displays.


The Advocate Magazine

Los Angeles, United States

Established in 1967 and first published as a local newsletter by the activist group Personal Rights in Defense and Education in Los Angeles, The Advocate is a bi-monthly American LGBT-interest magazine with an editorial focus on news, politics, business, medical issues, fine arts and entertainment.

Passport Magazine

New York City, United States

Passport is un upscale glossy gay and lesbian magazine launched in 2001 with unbiased and in-depth travel features and columns that include best destinations, helpful hints and a special section dedicated to business travel.

Curve Magazine

San Francisco, United States

First published in 1990 out of San Francisco, Curve Magazine is the top selling lesbian magazine, spotlighting all that is fresh, funny, exciting, controversial and cutting-edge in the lesbian community through the latest in lesbian-related celebrity interviews, news, politics, pop culture, style, travel, social issues and entertainment.


United States

Part of the Here Media properties, OUT Magazine has been publishing gay fashion, entertainment and lifestyle pieces in editorial style since 1992 with digital and print editions.

Diva Magazine

London, England

DIVA was first published in March 1994 and remains the only monthly glossy newsstand magazine for lesbian, bi and queer women in the UK, reporting on the latest trends and talent at the cutting edge of popular lesbian and bisexual culture.

Original Plumbing

New York City, United States

Original Plumbing is a quarterly and theme-based print magazine dedicated to trans male culture featuring vibrant, usually fun, sometimes sexy, always bold images of trans people accompanied by interviews and first-person narratives.

Hello Mr.

New York City, United States

Hello Mr. published its first biannual magazine in 2013 with smart content that reflects the everyday experiences of men who date men and a keen sense of style, insight and humor.

Attitude Magazine

London, England

Founded in 1994, Attitude is available in print and online, featuring breaking news, entertainment exclusives, the best in style and travel, lifestyle features and a wide range of regular celebrity contributors.

Gay Times Magazine

London, England

Founded in 1984, Gay Times (also known as GT) is one the United Kingdom's leading monthly lifestyle magazine for gay and bisexual men featuring celebrity interviews, news, features, music, film, style and travel.


Paris, France

Launched in 1995 during Paris gay pride, TÊTU is an online and paper publication with daily culture, beauty, wellness, politics and fashion news beyond sexuality.

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