List of LGBT periodicals

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The following is a list of periodicals (printed magazines, journals and newspapers) aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) demographic by country.


The most comprehensive holdings of LGBT periodicals is found at the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives; their holdings are listed in ALGA Periodicals Collection Catalogue.

  • Archer
  • Blue. (Studio Magazines)  ISSN 1323-0026.
  • Dandy Magazine, published in Sydney
  • DNA Magazine. (Inter-Prime Publications)  ISSN 1443-1122.
  • Dreamboys. (Studio Magazines)  OCLC 56750263.
  • Lesbians on the Loose. (Lesbians on the Loose)  ISSN 1324-6542.
  • Q Magazine.   ISSN 1449-499X.
  • QNews Magazine.   ISSN 1833-4830. OCLC 223039064. Fortnightly since 2000[1]
  • Southern Star. (Gay Publications)  ISSN 0819-5129. OCLC 220874467. , also ISSN 0816-4290, Victorian sister publication of Sydney Star Observer
  • Star Observer
  • Sydney Star Observer. (Gay Publications)  ISSN 0819-5129. OCLC 220874467. , also ISSN 0816-4290
  • They Shoot Homos Don't They?. (Shannon Michael Cane)  OCLC 191573637.
  • Wax. (Evolution Pub., Gay in WA Holdings)  OCLC 437301176.


Out of print[edit]


  • COXX – Vienna Gay News. (eDate Advertising GmbH) 
  • Pride. (Linz : Verein zur Förderung der Information über Schwule, Lesben und TransGender-Personen)  OCLC 52802306.
  • queerbook. (queermedia)  , national
  • Vangardist – Progressives Männer Magazin. (Vangardist Medien OG) 
  • XTRA!. (XTRA! Verein für Gesundheitsinformationt)  , national
  • Lambda Nachrichten. (Homosexuelle Initiative Wien)  OCLC 30122454. , launch 1979

Out of print[edit]

  • Tamtam. (Kulturverein Schwulesbisch in Gumpendorf)  OCLC 24646763.


  • Gay Magazine.   OCLC 320452597.
  • ILGA-Europe. (International Lesbian & Gay Association, European Region)  ISSN 1378-577X.
  • LABELS Magazine. (LABELS Media & Publishing)  [2]
  • ZiZo Magazine. (çavaria)  [3]


Out of print[edit]


Probably the most comprehensive list and largest collection of Canadian and international LGBT periodicals is at the ArQuives in Toronto. See the following website: Our Collections.

Out of print[edit]

  • abOUT. (Ninth Avenue Media)  , Toronto and New York
  • OutWords. (Outwords Inc)  ISSN 1715-5606. , Manitoba
  • Angles. (Vancouver Gay Community Centre Society)  ISSN 0824-2100. OCLC 10845159. (1983-1998). There is a detailed digital (PDF) INDEX to the contents of Angles and its predecessor, VGCC News, covering the period 1980 to 1998. Index is titled Angles and VGCC News and is available through Library and Archives Canada's online catalogue, through OCLC's WorldCat, or at the Internet Archive. (A few libraries also have print copies of the index).
  • Le Berdache (Montreal)
  • The Body Politic (Toronto: Pink Triangle Press). ISSN 0315-3606
  • The Church-Wellesley Review. (Pink Triangle Press)  ISSN 1483-8281.
  • fab (fab Style Quarterly). (Toronto: No Fear Publishing)  ISSN 1704-3166. , launch 2006
  • The Gaezette (Atlantic Canada)
  • GO Info (Ottawa: Gays of Ottawa). ISSN 0315-0151.
  • J.D.s (Toronto)
  • Outlooks. Calgary: SuperMarketing.   ISSN 1704-7927.
  • Perceptions (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), 1983–2013. (There is also a separately published index to this periodical, in both print and PDF, covering years 1983–2004; check index holdings by some libraries in OCLC WorldCat and note that a copy of the index is also archived at Internet Archive; see also entry for Perceptions (magazine), elsewhere in Wikipedia). NOTE that this periodical title is sometimes given in library catalogues or elsewhere as: Gay and Lesbian Perceptions.
  • Le petit Berdache (Montreal)
  • Rites (Rites pub). ISSN 0828-5802 (Toronto)
  • Siren (Toronto: More Sex Please! Press). ISSN 1205-6251.
  • Urban Fitness (Vancouver) (Health & lifestyle title for North American market.)
  • Xtra! (Toronto: Pink Triangle Press; ISSN 0829-3384)

China, People's Republic of[edit]

See also separate list at: Hong Kong

Costa Rica[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

  • Hlas.   1931-1932
  • Kamarad.   1932
  • Novy Hlas.   1932-1934
  • Hlas prirody.   1938
  • Gay kontakt. (Princ Press)  OCLC 320412938.
  • Princ : gay sex magazín. (Dagra Communication)  ISSN 1212-1878. , launch 1993


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Hong Kong[edit]

For a more complete list of current and discontinued Hong Kong LGBT periodicals, see the "Towards Full Citizenship" bibliography (HK LGBT Periodicals section in that bibliography). "Towards Full Citizenship" (3rd ed., 2019) is posted on the Pink Alliance (Hong Kong) website, at, under their Culture & History tab and is also accessible online through Library and Archives Canada's catalogue, through OCLC WorldCat, or through the Internet Archive (at:

NOTE: several Hong Kong periodicals of the 1990s (noted below) have been archived to the Internet Archive site. See there for Contacts Magazine (in English), Hong Kong Ten Percent Journal (a mainly Chinese-language publication), and Satsanga Newsletter (also mainly in Chinese). Additionally, the contents of these three periodicals have been indexed in a separately published index titled: IN THEIR OWN VOICES, electronically available at Internet Archive and through Library and Archives Canada's online catalogue (Aurora).



See also the web page at: Click on "Magazines and Journals" at this page for lengthy list of current and discontinued Indian/South Asian LGBT periodicals.

  • Bombay Dost, India's only registered LGBT magazine, launched 1991, global distribution twice a year
  • Gaylaxy Hindi.   India's first LGBT Hindi webzine, launched 1 January 2014
  • Gaylaxy.   India's largest LGBT webzine, launched 2010
  • Pink Pages.   launch July 2009, global quarterly distribution


The following four Indonesian titles are noted by the Australian Gay and Lesbian Archives:


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Out of print[edit]

  • Adon (アドン), 1974-1996
    • MLMW (ムルム), 1978-1981
  • Adonisv(アドニス), Yukio Mishima was concerned with foundation of a periodical, 1952-1962
  • Anise (アニース)
  • Bara (薔薇), launch 1964
  • Barakomi (バラコミ), launch 1986
  • Carmilla (カーミラ)
  • doukou (同好), launch 1959
  • Fabulous (ファビュラス), launch 1999
  • The Gay (ザ ゲイ), launch 1978
  • Kuia Japan – Queer Japan. (Keisō Shobō-2001)  OCLC 43906181. , launch 1999
  • Niji ()
  • P-NUTS (P-NUTS), launch 1996
  • Sabu (さぶ), 1974-2002
  • Super Monkey (スーパーモンキー), launch 1979
  • yes (yes), launch 2006



Out of print[edit]

  • Barra


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The Netherlands[edit]

Out of print[edit]


The Philippines[edit]

  • Outrage magazine[7]
  • TEAM magazine[8]


Out of print[edit]

  • Dečko magazine


Out of print[edit]


Out of print[edit]

  • Narobe. (DIC Legebitra)  ISSN 1854-8474.
  • 1xy. (Škuc Magnus) 
  • eLmagazin. (MKC Maribor) 
  • Lesbo. (Škuc LL)  OCLC 442867867.
  • Kekec. (Škuc Magnus) 
  • Legebitrina Oznanila. (Legebitra) 
  • Revolver. (Škuc)  ISSN 1318-2668.
  • Sestre.  

South Korea[edit]

  • Buddy magazine


  • Entiendes? 1989- ISSN 1575-1635
  • Gay Hotsa, bilingual Basque and Spanish, OCLC 289381704
  • MagLes magazine
  • Shangay magazine
  • Zero (out of business)


Out of print[edit]

  • Destroyer. (Karl Andersson)  ISSN 1801-8203. , launched May 2006, global quarterly distribution, ceased publication in January 2010


  • Blue Man magazine
  • Blue Men magazine
  • G & L Passion magazine
  • Good Guy magazine
  • Style Men magazine
  • Tung Yen Wu Chi (Eng: "Gays Speak Out")


See the Australian National University project website for many archived Thai LGBT periodicals in electronic format. ThaiRainbowArchive: Catalogue



United Kingdom[edit]


  • Boyz. (Windmill Europe Ltd)  ISSN 1750-7944.
  • FS Magazine. (GMFA)  ISSN 1750-7162. , free
  • Galha News. (Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association)  ISSN 0953-8763.
  • GScene. (Gscene Magazine CIC)  Free monthly LGBTQ+ lifestyle magazine for the UK's South Coast.
  • Schools OUT UK's Official Guide to LGBT History Month. (Sugar Media & Marketing / Schools OUT UK)  Free annual listings and lifestyle magazine for LGBT History Month
  • Midlands Zone. (What's On Magazine Group)  Free monthly lifestyle magazine
  • QB - Nottinghamshire's Queer Bulletin.  
  • QX. (FirstStar, Ltd)  ISSN 1356-6903.
  • ScotsGay. (John Hein) 
  • TheGayUK. (Pineapple Rock Ltd.)
  • UnDividingLines.   Free LGBT/queer magazine produced for and by Scottish Highlanders
  • Vada Magazine. (Dog Horn Publishing) 

Out of print[edit]

United States[edit]

National news and information[edit]




  • POZ Magazine. (Smart + Strong)  ISSN 1075-5705. , launched 1994


Out of print[edit]


Historical research resources[edit]

  • International Directory of Gay and Lesbian Periodicals (Oryx Press, 1987), ISBN 0-89774-297-4
  • Lesbian Periodicals Index (1986), ISBN 0-930044-74-6
  • Lesbian Sources: A Bibliography of Periodical Articles, 1970–1990 (1993), ISBN 0-8153-0782-9
  • Our Own Voices: A Directory of Lesbian and Gay Periodicals, 1890–1990: Including the Complete Holdings of the Canadian Gay Archives (Canadian Gay Archives, 1991), ISBN 0-9690981-6-2
  • Women's and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Movements (LGBT) Periodicals Collection, 1968–2005, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About Us". QNews.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 13 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "ZiZo Online" (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  4. ^ "DIM SUM Magazine | Leading Hong Kong Gay, Lesbian, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer media".
  5. ^ Outing, The (10 April 2019). "The Outing Event Partners | Meet Our Team and Partners". Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  6. ^ Fondazione per il libro, la musica e la cultura (2003). Catalogo espositori. Officine Grafiche Editoriali Zeppegno. p. 94.
  7. ^ "Outrage Magazine print issue NOW AVAILABLE". 'Outrage' magazine. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  8. ^ Jaucian, Don (21 June 2016). "What it's like running the only gay magazine in the Philippines". CNN Philippines. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  9. ^ a b Ong, Terry (20 June 2013). "The Not-So Straight Story". Asia City Online Ltd. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  10. ^ Levin, Isabel (20 August 2015). "Ugandan LGBT publication, Bombastic Magazine, is making a huge impact". GLAAD.
  11. ^ Lister, David (6 February 1994). "New gay style mag chases pink pound". The Independent.
  12. ^ "About Lesbian News Magazine and LN Publishing Inc".
  13. ^ Zonkel, Phillip (5 September 2017). "Lesbian News founder Jinx Beers to be inducted into LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame". Q Voice News.
  14. ^ "listing". 27 May 2001. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  15. ^ [2]
  16. ^ OCLC 68627116
  17. ^ "LGBT Studies: Primary Sources". Duke University Libraries. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2018.

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