We’ve gone indie! Gay Times announces new ownership

“A confluence of events means we’ve been able to reclaim our heritage and our independence, and we couldn’t be happier.”

Gay Times magazine and gaytimes.co.uk have been bought by investor and entrepreneur James Frost.

The world’s longest running magazine for gay and bi men will continue to publish its print and digital editions uninterrupted as a new and independent company: Gay Times Limited.

“Gay Times is an iconic brand which continues to offer unparalleled access to a global community of gay and bi men,” said James Frost.

“Under my leadership, we will continue to work with global partners, advertisers, sponsors and businesses as champions of LGBT life and business. The impressive global reach of Gay Times proves there’s still a place for LGBT media in the world.”

Gay Times editor Darren Scott adds: “Gay Times continues to evolve and to adapt to the world around us, much like the LGBT community at home and around the globe.

“Publishing is going through a time of great change and James is perfectly placed to help us continue to propel our growth as we explore and shape what the next generation of LGBT media looks like.

“We’re thrilled to be able to continue to deliver our quality product and expand on what we first started wit h the launch of Gay Times in 1984 – to be more than just a magazine: to be an indispensable resource for the modern man.”

Gay Times was purchased from Millivres Prowler Ltd, which has gone into administration.

What’s more, Gay Times will also welcome this new era for the business by moving away from a 2008 rebrand which saw it change the magazine name to GT.

“In a year during which we celebrate 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, it’s more important than ever to see the LGBT community standing on its own two feet and claiming its place in the world,” James Frost said.

“With the current global political climate, we feel compelled to stand up and stand out with pride. As such, we’ve decided to reclaim our original name: Gay Times.”

Darren Scott added: “We have been a voice for the global LGBT community for four decades and it’s important that we continue to speak our name loudly and proudly.

“A confluence of events means we’ve been able to reclaim our heritage and our independence, and we couldn’t be happier.”

Gay Times’ website recently surpassed 3 million monthly hits and with 2 million followers makes it the largest social media audiences of any LGBT+ brand in the world.



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