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FRANK OCEAN PHOTOGRAPHED BY COLLIER SCHORR FOR GAYLETTER ISSUE 10.

THE BEST OF GAYLETTER MAGAZINE 2019

Our favorite photographs that went to print in 2019

To keep an independent print publication alive in 2019 comes with lots of challenges, especially when it has a queer focus. With the current state of print, the negativity that often comes from our own community — you certainly can’t make everyone happy (perhaps in 2020, let’s start practicing being more supportive and spreading more LOVE) and of course the cost that’s required to produce stories at a high-quality, it’s a tough time for print. Thankfully we continue to hustle and are still able to push through and keep GAYLETTER Magazine going strong. We never take for granted the support we get from everyone who values and appreciates the work we put out.

 

This year we printed 2 issues, with 3 covers, photographed by Collier Schorr, Steven Arnold and Daniel Rampulla. It still leaves us with such satisfaction to be able to print and share with you so many powerful images featuring LGBTQ people from different types of background and places around the world, captured by many artists and creators who each are part of the GAYLETTER legacy.

 

We decided to share some of our favorite images from the past 12 months. It was difficult narrowing it down to just 20. We love every image we print, but you can’t have a ‘best of’ without narrowing it down to a handful of the best.

 

So, here are our top photographs (in no particular oder) from GAYLETTER Magazine in 2019. See you in 2020!

 

 

 

 

TJ FEATURED IN THE ‘NECKS’ STORY IN GAYLETTER ISSUE 10. PHOTOGRAPHED IN NYC, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GERARDO VIZMANOS.

 

 

EMMANUEL, RYAN, KEENEN, CORIN, MILE AND ANDY FEATURED IN THE ‘LOVE BITES’ STORY IN GAYLETTER ISSUE 11. PHOTOGRAPHED IN BROOKLYN, NY, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT GRUBB.

 

 

FRANK OCEAN FEATURED ON THE COVER OF GAYLETTER ISSUE 10. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLLIER SCHORR.

 

 

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: YABI, KEITH, DILLON, AND MASON PHOTOGRAPHED IN BROOKLYN, NY. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHIE TALBOY AND PROP STYLING BY LAUREN BAHR.

 

 

DUANE MICHALS PHOTOGRAPHED AT THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM IN NYC, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL TRESE.

 

 

MAXIMA FEATURED IN ‘NOTES ON DEMIN’ STORY IN GAYLETTER ISSUE 11. PHOTOGRAPHED IN NYC, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SLAVA MOGUTIN.

 

 

ELLIOTT FEATURED IN ‘NO PANTS’ STORY IN GAYLETTER ISSUE 11. PHOTOGRAPHED IN BROOKLYN, NY, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIC MCARTHUR.

 

 

 

TEGAN AND SARA PHOTOGRAPHED IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATT FOX.

 

 

SALMAN TOOR PHOTOGRAPHED IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIONCARLO VALENTINE.

 

 

JULIO TORRES PHOTOGRAPHED IN NYC, 2019. SET DESIGN BY TYLER AKERS, PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN VU.

 

 

NASH GLYNN PHOTOGRAPHED IN BROOKLYN, NY, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LIA CLAY.

 

 

VINSON FRALEY FEATURED IN GAYLETTER ISSUE 10. PHOTOGRAPHED IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUCAS CASTRO PARDO.

 

 

THE BOULET BROTHERS PHOTOGRAPHED IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, 2019. GRAPHICS BY RADIMIR KOCH, PHOTOGRAPHY BY OROGRAPH.

 

 

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: THEE SUBURBIA, SERENA TEA, CHARLENE INCARNATE, AND ZENOBIA PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE LOWER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY VINCENT DILIO.

 

 

RIVER FEATURED IN ‘FEET FIRST’ STORY IN GAYLETTER ISSUE 10. PHOTOGRAPHED IN NYC, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT GRUBB.

 

 

FROM LEFT: NILE, SEAN, DYLAN, AND SAMUEL PHOTOGRAPHED IN NYC, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SLAVA MOGUTIN.

 

 

BABY LOVE PHOTOGRAPHED IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY VINCENT DILIO.

 

 

JONATHAN ANDERSON WITH WEST DAKOTA AND PARKER KIT HILL FEATURED ON THE COVER OF GAYLETTER ISSUE 11. PARIS, FRANCE, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL RAMPULLA.

 

 

MICHAEL THE III AND XAVID PHOTOGRAPHED IN MONTREAL, CANADA, 2019. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL THE III AND STYLING BY XAVID.