Starting out as HIM magazine in 1974, the first ever gay magazine available in the UK, GT (formerly Gay Times) has grown to be the most recognisable authority on LGBT politics and lifestyle in the print media.
On 1 November they launched their 400th issue with pomp. The celebratory edition comes in four different covers featuring Matthew Mitcham, Joe McElderry, Sir Ian McKellen and Lady Gaga. The issue itself will take a look at the best of GT’s articles spanning the near four decades of its existence.
To celebrate this landmark event, GT will be holding an exhibition of some of the best covers of the magazines at So So Gay’s Best Bar of 2010, The New Bloomsbury Set. It’s a great opportunity to chart the changes that the publication has gone through during its lifetime, and grab some excellent cocktails while you’re at it.
GT 400 will be held at The New Bloomsbury Set, London, WC1N 1AG, from 4-30 November 2011. Entrance is free. For more information about the exhibition, visit www.gaytimes.co.uk.