Print journalism is in a state of chaos, and with publications dissolving left, right, and centre it is important to keep our gay media alive, and thriving. To give you the lowdown on which glossy mags you should be supporting we have listed the top 10 for you to buy.
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An independent editorial based out of Beirut, Lebanon Plastik is one of the most gorgeous magazines on the market. Their aesthetic is incredibly refined, and their points of view refreshingly innovative. Combining the best in visuals, culture, fashion, and art in a wonderfully crafted publication; their cover girls have included Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, and a wealth of Drag Race stars, Alaska, Kim Chi, Katya, and Detox to name a few. Take a peek and you’ll be hooked HERE
9. Gay Letter
Founded in 2008 as a weekly newsletter, and NYC nightlife guide, Gay Letter expanded in 2014 into a print magazine available online and worldwide. With its own unique style, the mag features stunningly shot images, alongside more personal articles than most mainstream productions. In the few issues since its inception, this idid publication has rose to be one of the most talked about in recent years – and their online resource is just as informative. Educate yourself HERE
A luxury lifestyle magazine for the sophisticated gay gent, Winq is another fairly new magazine that has a finer tuned readership. There’s far less celeb goss, and topless men and more focus on culture. With more in-depth looks at politics, activism, and style – this magazines is more for those with an interest in more serious discussions, and a little cash in their pocket with features on travel, and style. Brush up on the latest HERE
Australia’s number one selling gay magazine, DNA provides all you could want with hot guys, political discussions, hot guys, fashion, hot guys, and entertainment… oh, and hot guys. It’s a fun, and cute read for when you want to chill. Get an eyeful HERE
Loverboy is the newest among the group, this mag has only three issues on the market thus far but their unique styling has set them apart from the pack. Perfectly adhering to their “high-end, yet edgy” aesthetic it is a visually appealing work, that bridges the gap between the glossy fashion books and the mass-media celebrity magazines. With an innovative focus, they make trash into treasure with an ability to make the dirty, beautiful. Fill yourself HERE
5. The Advocate
The granddaddy of all gay print, The Advocate has been around since pretty much the beginning of time and has featured every LGBT / allied celebrity known to man. It features discussions on next to everything from sex to politics, history to entertainment, as well as structured commentaries and insight – you can catch up on everything with this standard publication. Get the low down HERE
4. Hello Mr.
Since launching in April 2013, Hello Mr. has been met with acclaim as one of the most exciting, and necessary magazines with an LGBT focus. Crafted by a group of visionaries, this is the most intelligent, and thought-provoking entry on the list. With contributions from the best in the community it is the apex of art, essays, wit, and critical thinking that is bound together in a stunning magazine. Join the mass of loyal viewers HERE
Out magazine is the cornerstone of top relevant publications currently on the market. They often score the biggest names to feature from the first ever sitting president to feature on a gay publication in Barrack Obama, to favourites like Ellen DeGeneres. Their mix of style, entertainment, fashion, arts, politics, and culture has something for everyone in an entertaining read – and with strong annual features like their 100 influential list – it is a staple buy. Dive in HERE
Pretty much interchangeable with the top spot Attitude has a varied selection of goods for everyone, and anyone. Their layout is easy to read, and entertaining with a vast array of different features in each publication while sticking to a comfortable format. They also get a range of great features to keep you interested. Get acquainted HERE
1. Gay Times
A person preference, I find the Gay Times easy to flick through, and conversational style easy to read and entertaining. It is the go to publication that has existed for decades at the top of the heap. From reviews to guys to features and news it will give you the lowdown of all thats poppin for you to keep acquainted. Pop over to see HERE