After five years and 10 issues, Hello Mr. magazine has ended its run.
Founded in 2013 by graphic designer and creative director Ryan Fitzgibbon, Hello Mr. was published semi-annually and had a cult following among gay men who loved its broad range of arts, culture, and issues-based coverage. Its 10th and final issue was published earlier this month and featured Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander.
— Hello Mr. (@hellomr) July 11, 2018
For its final issue, Hello Mr. also teamed up with Into to include Dyke Queen magazine, a queer women’s publication from the minds of writer and artist Yezmin Villarreal and designer Bridget Ore. Dyke Queen was published as part of Hello Mr.’s magazine residency, funded by Into.
— Zach Stafford (@ZachStafford) July 11, 2018
Executive editor Fran Tirado, who edited the majority of Hello Mr.’s 200-page issues, penned an essay for Them reflecting on his journey with the magazine:
In our 10 issues… I have worked on stories with radical faeries, sex workers, queer witches, gay farmers, trans hikers, Pulitzer-winners, and some deeply intellectual sluts. I have edited stories of love, loss, addiction, abuse, rape, racism, trauma, incest, grief, cancer, suicide, isolation, survival, and good, old-fashioned heartbreak. Braver and braver, and more honest than ever, you are all the stories I craved as a naive and glitter-eyed queer in the cool kid bookstore five years ago, and for that I thank you.
Writers, collaborators, and longtime readers took to Twitter to say their goodbyes, too.
It's hard saying bye to @hellomr! I've written for 5 of 10 issues, including the final issue out now. I'm so grateful for what it's done for my career and for amplifying 100s of queers' voices from all over the world. ❤️ @ryanfitzgibbon @fransquishco https://t.co/wJbM3HwQ1h
— Khalid El Khatib (@kmelkhat) July 11, 2018
When I was at Powell's 2 weeks ago, I picked up a copy of Hello Mr., a queer men's magazine I'd read online for years. Flash forward to today & the mag's editor announced it's shuttering. I'm gutted by this news, but I'm happy I had it in my life at all. https://t.co/tfMPozYBdb
— Jeremy Childs (@Jeremy_Childs) July 12, 2018
Visit Hello Mr. to snag a copy of the final issue.