1. The Advocate is the world’s leading LGBT magazine established in 1967 in the United States of America and since then it is setting the standards in LGBT journalism. It is printed bi-monthly, is available by subscription and also includes a website. The magazine reports on news, opinion, politics, business, fine arts and entertainment of focus to lesbians, gay man, bisexual and transgender people. Matthew Breen is the Editor in Chief. James Franco, Pink, Ryan Raynolds, Ricky Martin, Cynthia Nixon, Sting, Lady Gaga, Hillary Clinton and many others respected faces were on the cover of The Advocate.
2. OUT magazine was established in 1992 and now it is recognized as the best gay and lesbian fashion & lifestyle magazine edited by Aron Hicklin. Among the celebrities on the cover were Adele, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Daniel Radcliffe, Javier Bardem, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keanu Reeves, Beyonce and many more.
3. SheWired online magazine is based in Los Angeles, established by Here Media in 2008. Although the slogan of the magazine is “What woman read”, the primary interest of the SheWired is lesbian culture.
4. BUTT magazine is a Dutch quarterly magazine for gay men, founded in 2001, edited by Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom. The BUTT is a ‘community’ co-edited by readers or subscribers. To join by sending letters, interviews, photos or articles and to be called a “BUTTHEAD”, you must be older than 18. The controversy started in May 2001 when the magazines first issue showed German fashion designer Bernhard Willhelm nude. Since then, BUTT has been focused on promoting international gay artists such as Casey Spooner, Walter Pfeiffer, Michael Stipe, John Waters, Slava Mogutin. Heinz Peter Knes, Edmund White or Terence Koh.
5. Gay Times Magazine (GT) is one of the United Kingdom’s leading magazine for gay and bisexual men, established in 1984. The issues includes celebrity interviews, features, music, film, style, news and travel. Interviews with Tom Daley, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Courtney Love, Ru Paul, Jared Leto, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Tony Blair, Annie Lennox and one of the last interviews with comedian Joan Rivers were published in GT magazine.