Gay Times

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Cover of the December 2021 issue, featuring Bimini Bon-Boulash
FormatDigital and social
Founded1984 (1984)
CompanyGay Times Ltd
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon, England

Gay Times (stylized in all caps), also known as GAY TIMES Magazine and as GT, is a UK-based LGBTQ+ media brand established in 1984.[2] Originally a magazine for gay and bisexual men, the company now includes content for the LGBTQ+ community across a number of outlets, including a monthly digital magazine,[3] a website updated daily with news and culture content, and a number of social-media platforms.[4]

Publication and content[edit]

GAY TIMES Magazine is published digitally each month in the United Kingdom and distributed globally,[5] and includes interviews, fashion, news, features, music, film, style and travel. GAY TIMES also features an online site[6] as well as social promotion channels[7] under the brand name.

The magazine is published by GAY TIMES Ltd. The current CEO of GAY TIMES Ltd. is Tag Warner,[8] who was appointed in January 2019.[9] The magazine ceased print publication in September 2021 and now releases a digital issue each month via the GAY TIMES app, Apple News+, Readly and other popular digital publication providers.[1] The current editorial director of GAY TIMES is Lewis Corner.[10]

Amplify by GAY TIMES is a monthly digital cover story which focuses on emerging talent and community conversations.[11] It was created in January 2019.

In September 2021, GAY TIMES became the first LGBTQ+ publication to pass a million followers on Instagram.[12]

ELEVATE by GAY TIMES and Apple Music is a collaboration between the companies with the aim to support and platform emerging LGBTQ+ music talent.[13] Previous ELEVATE artists include Arlo Parks, Rina Sawayama, Victoria Monét and Hope Tala.

The organisation hosts GAY TIMES Honours, an annual awards show celebrating figures in and beyond the LGBTQ+ community for their contributions.[14] Previous winners include the cast of Heartstopper, Sir Ian McKellen, Pabllo Vittar, Honey Dijon, Kylie Minogue, Tom Daley and akt.[15] This began in 2017.[16]

Amplifund is a philanthropic initiative founded by GAY TIMES in partnership with GiveOut.[17] It launched in June 2019 and raises money for global LGBTQ+ communities in countries where LGBTQ+ people face daily challenges. It has supported LGBTQ+ people in Jamaica, Iraq, and Armenia, among other territories.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Maurice, Emma Powys (17 September 2021). "Gay Times ends print magazine after nearly 50 years". Pink News. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  2. ^ "gay Times Mission Statement". Linkedin. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Welcome to the all-new". Gay Times. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Outright 2006 Helps Brands Communicate Effectively with Gay Britain". GAY to Z and Out Now Diva and Gay Times Readers Surveys. 27 March 2007.
  5. ^ Stephen Brewer (18 June 2007). The Unofficial Guide to England. John Wiley & Sons. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-470-05225-9. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Gay Times". Gay Times. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  7. ^ "GAY TIMES (@gaytimes)". Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  8. ^ Simon Gwynn (10 January 2019). "Gay Times appoints 24-year-old Tag Warner as new CEO". Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  9. ^ Rachel Deeley (10 January 2019). "Power Moves | Gay Times Announces CEO, Sephora Americas Names CEO". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Changes to the editorial team at Gay Times". Response Source.
  11. ^ "Amplify by GAY TIMES". GAY TIMES.
  12. ^ "GAY TIMES (@gaytimes)".
  13. ^ "Gay Times launches 'Elevate' programme for emerging LGBTQ artists". Musically.
  14. ^ "Honours Category". Gay Times. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  15. ^ "GAY TIMES Honours 500 winners". 21 November 2019.
  16. ^ "GAY TIMES HONOURS 500 |". Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  17. ^ "Supporting LGBQI media activism worldwide". June 2019.

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