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EditorAaron Hicklin
Circulation190,700 (2007 est.)
First issue1992

Out is a popular gay men's fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine with the highest circulation of any gay monthy publication in the United States. It carries itself in a similar editorial manner to Details and GQ. Out was published by PlanetOut Inc. until April 2008, when it sold LPI, the print publishing division which includes Out, The Advocate, HIV Plus, The Out Traveler, Alyson Books, and Specialty Publications, to a division of here!.

The magazine was founded by Michael Goff in 1992 as editor in chief and president. He and first hire, executive editor Sarah Pettit together built the largest circulation gay publication ever and for the first time attracted world-class writers and contributors and mainstream advertisers to fund it.

A key ingredient in Out's success in attracting high brow advertisers who had never considered targeting the gay market before was the magazine's offering of a safe environment in which no adult material or personal classifieds were published. By removing this significant barrier, advertisers were able to utilize this new national print media vehicle to reach a marginalized audience and effectively showcase their products and services. In less than two years, Out circulation and scope of advertisers surpassed that of forty-year-old The Advocate, then the only other national gay magazine.

Notable contributors


  • Josh Kilmer-Purcell
  • Dale Peck
  • Dan Savage
  • Nathan Lee
  • T Cooper
  • Mark Simpson
  • Bart Boehlert
  • Michael Joseph Gross
  • Jesse Archer
  • Bob Smith
  • Tom Steele
  • Barry Walters


  • Francois Rousseau
  • Ben Watts
  • Matthias Vriens
  • Cass Bird
  • Patrick McMullen
  • Joe Opedisano
  • Nicholas Wagner

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