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09/02/2008

Never one to go out weakly, 'OutWeek' rises from ashes

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 3-144Back in the day before queer blogs pervaded the Net, Rachel Maddow popped up daily on basic cable TV, and gays hit the lips of popular presidential candidates, there was a scrappy little magazine that fought for more and greater LGBT inclusion in the mainstream media fold. It was called Outweek.

Featuring a stable of editor and columnists who are still active in today's "culture war," Outweek magazine managed to shake up the entirety of the queer media world in a relatively short period of time. Produced out of NYC, it ran for only two years (1989-1991). However, the mag's unapologetic take on rights matters certainly had a fierce impact during its 105 issue run, and its legacy can be felt even today. In fact, Outweek's articles on politics, AIDS matters, outing, and a host of other gay subjects would surely prove invaluable to modern day activists who may have been too young or too disconnected to reap the benefits of its initial run.

Well fortunately gays of this Bush era no longer have to wish for the chance to relive the previous George B's term -- they actually can relive it. That's because every single Outweek issue is now online, able to downloaded in pdf form. Check 'em out at link:

All 105 issues free to download [Outweek Internet Archive]

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This is awesome! There goes my next weekend...

Posted by: ColeWake | Sep 2, 2008 1:14:47 PM

This is so frickin' awesome!

Posted by: ted | Sep 2, 2008 1:25:19 PM

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