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GAY45 is a indie queer journal for freedom and creativity based in Vienna and published in English for wide access to the content.

We don’t believe in the mainstream, we reject ignorant culture, we think independently, we appreciate creativity. We believe in progressive politics. We are a transdisciplinary melting-pot of tastes, styles, and behaviors.

GAY45 is a means of communication for a distinct community. Queer, sexually fluid, creative wherever they are in the World. Our readers are from Vienna, Berlin, Zurich, Paris, London, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Sofia, Athens, Bucharest, Kyiv, New York, Istanbul, etc.

The message can be everything we do, from our career, to how we dress, to what we read or watch. Neo-bohemians, alternatives, indie, reformists.

Queer. Queer is a word we use with respect and love. We include pansexual, bisexual, sexually fluid people. We use queer as an inclusive term to refer to those who fall outside of heteronormative identities.

We create, take over, translate, accumulate, deconstruct, and put together dozens of things that are now disparate and regurgitate them in a different form. Music, fashion, art, literature, politics, design, architecture, any subject connected with the queer culture.

We are teachers, bartenders, theorists, advertisers, architects, artists, photographers, chefs, musicians, engineers, journalists. Elaborated, educated people, with various professions, titled or self-titled, teachers and self-taught. We are what we want to be. We learn from each other and everyone from what the group produces.

The online platform of our movement is created by those who feel they belong and are constantly reforming. We will generate events that are representative of us, from mini-festivals to parties in alternative places, from exhibitions in dressing booths to civic-minded publications.

We beleive that permanent reform is continuous progress.

Note: GAY45 was, probably, the first gay magazine printed and distributed in East-Europe. It was published in 1993. Our platform tries to restore and improve the ideas of GAY45 almost 30 years later in a larger global context. The headquarters are in Vienna and Amsterdam.


Founder/Publisher: Răzvan Ion

Senior Editor: Liviu Bulea

Senior Event Manager: Eugen Rădescu

Consultants: Kilian Grüber, Anna Ressler

©2021 GAY45

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