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Gay Times

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Editor  Mark Clews
Frequency  Monthly
Year founded  1984
Categories  Gay & Bisexual
Circulation  68,000 (2014)
Company  Millivres Prowler Group Ltd.

Gay Times (branded as GT) is one of the United Kingdom's leading gay magazines for gay and bisexual men. Originally published as Gay Times, from March 2007 it re-labeled itself as GT.


Publication and content

Gay Times (GT) magazine is the original magazine for men who like men, having been in print every month since 1984 and now celebrating their 30th anniversary. GT is published by Millivres Prowler Group Ltd.

Gay Times is published on a monthly basis and includes celebrity interviews, news, features, music, film, style and travel. GT has become renowned for its quality of content, with features and investigations on everything from anti-gay laws in Uganda, to interviews with Europe's only gay Prime Minister, gay men's sex habits and major political interviews.

In recent years, GT cover stars have included actor Sir Ian McKellen, diver Chris Mears, magician Derren Brown and actor Matt Smith.

2014 has seen the magazine celebrate 30 years on sale, and included interviews with the likes of Tom Daley, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Courtney Love, RuPaul, Jared Leto and Cher – to name just a few.

In October 2014, the publication celebrated its 30th anniversary with collectable issue, which included interviews with Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Tony Blair, Annie Lennox, and one of the last ever interviews with comedian Joan Rivers.

  • On Little Britain, Daffyd Thomas is outraged when his local news agent sells the copy of Gay Times to the local blacksmith, as she only gets "the one in for you", as he loudly and often proclaims that he's the only gay in the village. The news agent describes the issue as having Hazell Dean in it and a "very informative article on rimming".
  • In the 1996 film Beautiful Thing, Jamie's theft of a copy of Gay Times (issue 200) from a newsagent for himself and Ste to find gay venues to go to is a key plot element.
  • In September 2004 Gay Times had a controversial advertising campaign on the London Underground with pictures of their September issue front cover, that proved popular with Gay Times readers. It was the first advertising campaign to feature a gay kiss, attracting only one complaint that was later thrown out by the Advertising Standards Agency.
  • From March 2007, Gay Times was relabeled as GT announcing: "The Future's Here: Are You Up For It? New Look. New Attitude. New Sections. New Writers. New Style. Gay Times becomes GT".
  • In the November 2008 issue a controversial advertising campaign was launched, entitled Homo Promo. This campaign was a reaction to right-wing evangelical groups claiming that gay people have an agenda to promote homosexuality. In response to these accusations GT asked advertising agencies to create campaigns that would sell 'Homosexuality' as an appealing choice and recruit for the cause.
  • References

    Gay Times Wikipedia