In the spirit of LGBT history month, your dedicated editors did a hunt through the Google archives in pursuit of breakthrough magazine covers.
Pioneer print pubs like ONE, The Ladder, and HIM led us down a rabbit hole of early issues of LGBT periodicals.
Here are some of the most intriguing ones we came across from the 1950s to today.
ONE magazine, 1953
Two Magazine, 1964
Two Magazine, 1966
First Issue of HIM Exclusive (now Gay Times), 1974
First issue of Metrosource Magazine, 1990
K.D. Lang in The Advocate, 1992
Out Magazine Issue No. 1, 1992
Interior designer Ty Ross (grandson of former U.S. Barry Goldwater) on the cover of the first POZ Magazine cover, 1994
MLB player Billy Bean, Advocate magazine, 1999
DNA Magazine, 2000
Passport Magazine first issue, 2001
Frank Ocean, The Advocate, 2012
Michael Sam, OUT AFRICA MAGAZINE, 2014
Barack Obama, OUT Magazine, 2015
Aydian Dowling, GT Magazine, 2016
Prince William on the cover of the UK’s attitude Magazine, 2016