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GAY45™ is an indie queer journal that celebrates the power of queer creativity and freedom, based in Vienna with offices in Paris, London and Amsterdam. It is written in the English language in order to ensure accessibility to a broad audience.

GAY45™ is probably, the first diversified creative queer journal and multi-platform. It reaches out to a global audience with its diverse and thought-provoking content, making it an essential source of queer insights and inspiration.

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

GAY45 is a means of communication for a distinct community. Queer, sexually fluid, and 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, and sexually fluid people. We use queer as an inclusive term to refer to those who fall outside of heteronormative identities.

WE BELIEVE

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, and any subject connected with the queer culture.

We are teachers, bartenders, theorists, advertisers, architects, artists, photographers, chefs, musicians, engineers, and 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 believe that permanent reform is continuous progress.

ORIGIN OF THE NAME GAY45™

In 1993 any queer magazine needs it to tag itself with Gay (De Gay Krant, Gai Pied, Gay Globe, Gay News, etc.) to make clear the target of the publication and the community to identify easily with the media outlets working for the LGBT+.
We loved and we love vinyl disc music for the authenticity of the sound. 45 is 45 rpm – the speed a vinyl is rotated.
So… GAY45.

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 fabulous ideas of GAY45 almost 30 years later in a larger global context. The headquarters are in Vienna, Berlin, London, and Amsterdam.

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CEO & Editor in Chief RĂZVAN ION (AT)

Editor-at-large DOMINIK BÖHLER (AT)

Senior Editor LIVIU BULEA (RO)

Editor BJÖRN LINDBERG (SE)

Managing Editor MIRUNA TIBERIU (UK)

Gen Z Editor CIPRIAN CIOBANU (RO)

Staff Writer JUDE JONES (UK)

Entertainment Director EUGEN RĂDESCU (RO)

COO & Art Director BOGDAN MATEI (RO)

Consigliere J. O. HARRIS & ALBERTO BELLU (UK)

Editorial Assistant PALOMA MACIAS (SP)

Chief Financial Officer: BRIGITTE WEBER-JANKO (AT)

©2021 GAY45

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