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The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide

The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide is a bimonthly, nationally distributed magazine of history, culture, and politics for LGBT people and their allies who are interested in the gamut of social, scientific, and cultural issues raised by same-sex sexuality. Library Journal (in its July 1995 issue) described it as “the journal of record for LGBT issues.”[1]


Initially The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review was published by the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus, in 1996 the magazine was organized as a 501(c)(3) educational corporation. In 2000, the magazine’s name was changed to The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide to reflect its independent status, and in 2001 the Review started to publish on a bimonthly basis. Since around 2017 December, GL&R says it has a circulation of about 9,000 regular subscribers.[2]

Current statusEdit

Dr. Richard Schneider is editor-in-chief.[3] Martha E. Stone is the literary editor.

From the magazine’s inception, each issue has been organized around a conceptual theme with essays from leading scholars and writers in the given field. Recent themes have included, for example, “The science of homosexuality,” “Eros and God,” and “Weird Psychology.” In addition to these essays, which account for about 60% of the magazine’s content, each issue offers book reviews, several poems, and special columns such as “International Spectrum” and “Artist’s Profile.” In February 2016, the Review launched a redesigned website,[4] which offers a sampling of articles from the current and past issues, writers’ guidelines, subscription information, and so on.

The mission of The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide 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.

Barney Frank has referred to The Review as the only place where he can write an article confident that the readership is both gay and intelligent. In a 1998 New York Times interview, Larry Kramer described The Gay & Lesbian Review as "our intellectual journal, for better or for worse".[5]

Some notable contributorsEdit


  1. ^ Schneider, Richard. "Gay & Lesbian Review marks 25 years". The Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  2. ^ "The Gay & Lesbian Review: About webpage (archived 2017 Dec 10)". The Gay & Lesbian Review. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Schneider honored by Gay & Lesbian Caucus". The Harvard Gazette. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
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  5. ^ Pogrebin, Robin. "THINK TANK; For the Thinking Student, a Hotbed of Gay and Lesbian Ideas". The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 19 July 2018.

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