TONY's gayest covers ever
Sure, we've done issues devoted to Gay Pride, but the following images (which all graced the front of our magazine) are queerer than Boy Scout camp.
Thu May 29 2008
October 9–16, 2003 (Gina Gershon)
Gina Gershon is an icon for all queers thanks to Bound and Showgirls (so hot for the girls! so campy for the boys!). She gives great lip on this cover promoting the nonhit film Prey for Rock & Roll (in which she plays a bisexual, of course).
February 17–24, 2000 (True West)
Bears need love too, and we showed them some by putting a couple of cuddly, furry types on the cover.
June 22–28, 2006 (New York at dawn)
Nothing says “gay” like a giant cock. [Insert groans]
February 26–March 5, 1998 (spa special)
Untalented, hunky actor Antonio Sabato Jr. showed why he's coverworthy in this steamy foldout spread. Cruel irony alert: A cover line for the “fattiest meals in town” sits under Mr. Sabato's manorexia-inducing abs.
October 11–18, 1995 (“Come out...”)
TONY was only three weeks old when it came out—superhero-style.
February 10–17, 2000 (“Wed alert”)
Weddings are a drag, and TONY (with help from the Kids in the Hall) wasn't afraid to say so.
June 8–14, 2006 (“Male diva”)
In our cover shot for a trend piece on “male divas,” Rufus Wainwright's eyes manage to say both “fuck you” and “fuck me.” Fierce.
November 1–8, 1995 (“Heavy Dolly”)
Gays love Carol Channing, and they love theater previews. Plus, we'll use any excuse we can find to revive this adorable portrait.
October 2–9, 2003 (drag)
This cover says drag isn't just for “queers” anymore, but every little gay boy re-created this scene exactly with his sister's dolls when he was a kid. Right?
October 10–17, 2002 (makeup/Hairspray)
What's gayer than Harvey Fierstein in full Edna Turnblad drag in Hairspray? A story about makeup! Bonus gayness: Billie Jean King and Sleater-Kinney make cover-line appearances.