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|First issue||January 2010|
Gaylaxy was founded by Sukhdeep Singh. In 2010, Singh was still an eighth semester B.Tech student at the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad. Singh is the current editor-in-chief. and is currently a gay rights activist in India. The initial team consisted mostly of the editor's close friends and contacts. The first issue was published in January 2010, after India's "high court overturned a law that criminalized homosexuality." Later, in 2013 this law was again reinstated, making being in a same sex relationship in India illegal again.
Publication and content
The magazine claims to have a worldwide readership, with nearly 60% from India, followed by United States, UK, Pakistan and Canada. The magazine has contributors from all parts of India, including Pakistan.
The magazine has covered a wide variety of issues pertaining to LGBT in India.
The content is generally made up of
- A cover story highlighting in detail various LGBT issues in the country.
- LGBT news from India and around the world, details of film festivals, pride festivals, interviews.
- Relationship advice, movie reviews, literature, fiction and poems sent in by readers, sexual health and safety, and tarot readings.
- Personal articles sent by people about their opinions, lives and coming out.
Each issue of Gaylaxy also carries a list of NGOs across India working for LGBT issues with their contact details.
The magazine also publishes regular news articles on its websites about LGBT events in India.
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