15 Awesome Magazine Covers That Changed The Way Americans Think About Equality

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In the spirit of LGBT History Month, your dedicated editors sifted through a huge pile of glossy dead trees to find breakthrough magazine covers. (Not really–we Googled.)

Some obvious images came to mind, Barack Obama in Newsweek, Ellen DeGeneres’s TIME cover in 1997, Laverne Cox looking fabulous after her star-turn on Orange is the New Black. Going back even further we were reminded of great covers like Leonard Matlovich on the cover of TIME Magazine back in 1975.

“The Homosexual” in America, TIME Magazine, 1969

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Leonard Matlovich, TIME Magazine, 1975

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Sir Elton John, Rolling Stone, 1976

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The Case for Gay Marriage, The New Republic, 1989

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K.D. Lang and Cindy Crawford, Vanity Fair, 1993

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“Yep, I’m Gay,” Ellen Degeneres. TIME Magazine, 1997

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Is Gay Marriage Next? Newsweek, 2003

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Lance Bass, People Magazine, 2006

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Adam Lambert, Rolling Stone, 2009

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Ricky Martin, People Magazine, 2010

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Wanda Sykes, POWER 150, Ebony Magazine Dec 2009/January 2010

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President Barack Obama Newsweek, 2012

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Gay Marriage Already Won, TIME Magazine, 2013

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Jason Collins comes out, Sports Illustrated, 2013enhanced-buzz-25366-1380638684-23Caitlyn JennerVanity Fair July 2015caitlyn-jenner

 

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