Gay Times Issue 492 is out now. In February, we launch Generation Gay Times: an exploration into a new generation of young people where over 57% don’t identify exclusively as ‘straight’. In addition to some of the best magazines we’ve ever produced, we’ll be aligning all of our content across every single Gay Times channel for the first time in our history. Issue 492 is the first physical manifestation of this ongoing editorial campaign, and we look forward to you joining us as we step into #GenerationGayTimes.
Gay Times at its genesis was an act of defiance. A big middle finger to the establishment who would seek to oppress our community and segregate us even further underground. Things have thankfully changed much since then, with true equality ever closer to all members of the queer initialism in the UK. But our defiance hasn’t subsided. It’s in the nature of privilege to be unaware of just how far that privilege extends. Gay Times was, and continues to be, a platform devoted to the amplification of queer voices from around the globe.
Gay Times Issue 492 comes with four covers:
The bisexual princess of our dreams, Bella Thorne lives life in the fast lane. In Issue 492, she speaks on how her sexuality impacted her career, her IDGAF attitude, and how she’s embraced both to find her success.
After professional wrestler Anthony Bowens came out as bisexual in 2017, he became an outspoken voice for the community. After two years and some soul searching, he’s now come out as gay. In issue 492, he speaks on experiencing biphobia from within the LGBTQ community, the lack of out professional sportspeople, and his mixed feelings on labels.
Once America’s Next Drag Superstar, Sasha Velour has emerged as one of the most eclectic queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race. In Issue 492, they speak with Alok Vaid-Menon on creating safe spaces, the importance of queer history and what it would mean for the art of drag of we were to successfully deconstruct gender.
Amanda Lepore is an undisputed icon. The legendary club kid speaks with fellow Gay Times cover girl Trace Lysette on plastic surgery, the strength of the trans community and just what she thinks of that orange blob in the Oval Office.