18 Queer Magazine Covers That Show Just How Far We Have Come – Love and Pride

18 Queer Magazine Covers That Show Just How Far We Have Come

 

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In the spirit of LGBT history month, your dedicated editors did a hunt through the Google archives in pursuit of breakthrough magazine covers.

Pioneer print pubs like ONE, The Ladder, and HIM led us down a rabbit hole of early issues of LGBT periodicals.

Here are some of the most intriguing ones we came across from the 1950s to today.

ONE magazine, 1953

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Two Magazine, 1964

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The Ladder Magazine, 1964

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Two Magazine, 1966

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First Issue of HIM Exclusive (now Gay Times), 1974

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First issue of Metrosource Magazine, 1990

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K.D. Lang in The Advocate, 1992

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Out Magazine Issue No. 1, 1992

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Interior designer Ty Ross (grandson of former U.S. Barry Goldwater) on the cover of the first POZ Magazine cover, 1994 

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MLB player Billy Bean, Advocate magazine, 1999

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DNA Magazine, 2000

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Passport Magazine first issue, 2001

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Frank Ocean, The Advocate, 2012

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Michael Sam, OUT AFRICA MAGAZINE, 2014

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Barack Obama, OUT Magazine, 2015

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Aydian Dowling, GT Magazine, 2016

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Prince William on the cover of the UK’s attitude Magazine, 2016

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