Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Beautiful Amigo: Vintage Gay Magazine

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 17, 2011 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Media
Tags: Amigo magazine, gay Latino, LGBT history, queer history, vintage magazine

From 1963, this beautiful and vibrant cover from a 1963 publication which recently sold on eBay. Please contribute any info you may have on this one, folks!


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Lynn Miller | April 18, 2011 12:34 AM

I really don't know anything about this subject, but the book Who's who in contemporary gay and lesbian history by Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon mentions the magazine. It says that it was published in German and English by Knud Rame, aka Kim Kent. It was a foreign language counterpart to a Danish magazine called [i]Eos[/i].
Google Books link

Yale University acquired a stash of magazines from Knud Rame and they now comprise the Rame Collection of Gay and Lesbian Periodicals

Strangely, the magazines Eos and Amigo do not seem to be part of the collection. However, the collection does have a 1906 issue of Der Eigene, which (according to Yale University) is generally regarded as the world’s first homosexual periodical.

If only I'd been aware of myself in 1963 and thereabouts, I'd have snapped this up so quickly! What a gorgeous guy to put on the cover.

Thanks to you Gloria, as usual; and thanks to you, Lynn, for the history lesson.