OutWeek was a gay and lesbian news magazine published in New York City from 1989 to 1991. The magazine was known for its groundbreaking coverage of the LGBT+ community and for its confrontational approach to political and social issues.Image:outweek-sample-cover

OutWeek was founded by journalist and activist Gabriel Rotello, who served as the magazine's editor-in-chief for its entire run. The magazine covered a range of topics, including politics, culture, and social issues, and was unique for its explicit embrace of radical queer politics and activism.

OutWeek is perhaps best known for its coverage of the AIDS crisis, which was then at its height. The magazine played a significant role in raising awareness about the epidemic and advocating for greater government action and funding.

OutWeek also made headlines for its controversial covers, which featured provocative images and slogans intended to challenge societal norms and spark conversations about LGBT+ issues. One of the magazine's most memorable covers depicted a lesbian couple in bed, holding a photo of Pope John Paul II with the headline "He Hates Us."

Despite its groundbreaking journalism, OutWeek struggled to maintain financial stability, and its owners ultimately sold the magazine to another publication in 1991. The new owners rebranded the magazine as "The Advocate," which continues to be published today.

Today, OutWeek is remembered as an important voice in the history of LGBT+ journalism and activism, documenting a pivotal period of social and political change in the United States.{{Categories}}

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