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By "gayest" magazine, they mean the magazine with the largest gay readership. Ditto "straightest." I put quotes around "straight" in this contest due to the fact that some years ago I attended one of the nation's gayest schools where even the most asexual jaunt to the mall became a lesson in homo-linguistics.

"Left up ahead," I'd ask, "or just straight?"

"FORWARD," I was told, "yes."

To this day I say "forward."

Anyway, gay mags.

Gawker is pissed they weren't notified until days after the rankings were published. We're pissed AlterNet's not on there. But they don't rank web-onlys, nor, it seems, non-corporate mags, for the Nation would surely have made an admirable showing.

I'd add that once you read the not-gayest mags you're tempted to rename that category "the not-necessarily-admitting-you're-gay-est mags..."


  1. GQ, 10.39% of male readers are gay/bi
  2. Entertainment Weekly, 10.35%
  3. TV Guide, 5.46%
  4. People, 5.1%
  5. Newsweek, 4.74% (tie)
  6. Time, 4.74% (tie)
  7. Men's Health, 4.68%
  8. National Geographic, 4.1%
  9. Consumer Reports, 3.96%
  10. U.S. News, 3.9%

  1. North American Hunter, 99.9% of male readers are straight
  2. North American Fisherman, 99.5%
  3. Four Wheeler, 99.45%
  4. Guns & Ammo, 99.43%
  5. Sporting News, 99.41%
  6. American Rifleman, 99.37%
  7. Cycle World, 99.25%
  8. Stuff, 99.23% (tie)
  9. Field & Stream, 99.23 (tie)
  10. Midwest Living, 99.23 (tie)

TV Guide? From the looks of it, gay people like clothes, TV, health, nature, good bargains, and world events.

They don't like guns, sports, guns, cars, guns, or the Midwest. That about does it.


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