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The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide

The GLR is a bimonthly magazine of history, culture, and politics and includes essays, book, theatre & movie reviews, a few poems, an artist's profile, and an international spectrum column.

Contact Information:

Editor: Richard Schneider Jr.

PO Box 180300

Boston, MA 02118

Phone: (617) 421-0082



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Submission/Subscription Information:

Formats: print, online, e-pub Genres: Arts & Entertainment, Human Rights & Social Justice, LGBT, Sexuality & Gender Simultaneous submissions: no Postal submissions: yes Email submissions: yes (see website) Online submissions: yes (see website) Response time: 2 weeks to 3 months Payment: no Contests: no ISSN: 1077-6591 Founded: 1994 Issues per year: 6 Distributors: Ingram Periodicals, Source Interlink, Bookazine Copy price: $5.99 Average pages: 52 Subscription (ind) 1 year: $23 Subscription (inst) 1 year: $54

Publisher's description: The GLR includes essays in a wide range of disciplines as well as reviews of books, movies, and plays. Plus, a few poems along with letters to the editor, an artist’s profile, and an international spectrum column appear in each issue.

In its 20th year, The GLR has become something of a lingua franca for the thinking GLBT community nationwide and has become the place where the big debates about gay and lesbian culture and politics are often played out. "It's our intellectual magazine," remarked Larry Kramer in The New York Times.

The GLR's mission is to provide a forum for enlightened discussion of issues and ideas of importance to lesbians and gay men, to advance gay and lesbian culture by providing a quality vehicle for its best writers and thinkers, and to educate a broader public on gay and lesbian topics.

Recent Issues:

September/October 2014: “Sex Culture” describes the intersection of two fairly loaded words where sex is understood not as simply a physical act but as a set of institutions and practices. Sex culture includes the ways in which people seek out sexual encounters with others and what kinds of things people do when they have sex. It also includes the whole realm of sex work, that “world’s oldest profession” for all forms of sexuality.

July/August 2014: Roger Ross Williams on “Uganda in the Hands of an Angry God”; Steve Susoyev on “Cuban Agonistes”; Wendy Fenwick on “Why the Backlash in Russia Will Backfire”; and more.


last updated 09/08/2014