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This is an ongoing archive for OutWeek Magazine. I co-founded OutWeek with Kendall Morrison and served as its editor-in-chief during its heyday from 1989 to 1991.

This seminal magazine reported on - and in many cases created - many of the biggest stories affecting gay life at the height of the AIDS crisis. During its existence, OutWeek was arguably the most widely read and controversial gay and lesbian publication ever.

OutWeek launched the careers of many of the gay world's most prominent writers and journalists. Editors, staff members and contributors included Michelangelo Signorile, Sarah Pettit, Walter Armstrong, Sarah Schulman, Dale Peck, Maria Maggenti, Karl Soehnlein, Victoria Starr, David Kirby, James St. James, Vito Russo, Larry Kramer, Jim Provenzano, Michael Goff, Rex Wockner, Mark Harrington, Susie Day and many more.  

Because OutWeek existed before the internet became widespread, it is very difficult to find online. I will continue to add material to this archive as part of a longer process of ultimately attempting to make the entire magazine available in digital form.

Click on the links below to enter the archive.

OutWeek Covers

The Outing Controversy

Michelangelo Signorile's "Gossip Watch" column

Bradley Ball's Out Of My Mind column

OutWeek cartoons







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