Letter from The Editor
Revelation is a word that has always been associated with fear, apocalypse & the end of time, but it also refers to a divine disclosure of something relating to human existence or the world. The strongest human emotion is fear, and strongest kind of fear is that of the unknown. Fear separates, discriminates, divides, judges and prosecutes. Revelation’s mission is not to condemn beliefs, but rather to apply light to darkness. As a visual magazine we believe in the power of art and its ability to express and touch hearts and minds.
“There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear” — First Revelation
For our first Revelation I wanted to highlight a subject that is very dear to me and has affected me personally: gender & sexuality. This twin subject often stirs controversy, fear, hate, discrimination and unfortunately violence, so in this issue we aim to showcase gender and sexuality in a different light. We explore the gender spectrum, masculinity, gender expression, relationships, religion & sexuality, sex work, depression, bullying, and of course sex.
I would like to dedicate the gender Revelation to my mother and every parent that support their children unconditionally even though they might not really agree or understand with them. I also dedicate this issue to New York, the city that has broadened my horizons and changed my perspective on many different things. The journey to create Revelation was very challenging; having created the magazine entirely from scratch, its evolution was a labor of love, and I have been very blessed, humbled and honored by the amount of support that I have received from its inception.
I would like to give a special shoutout to the very talented Eva Mueller, our feature artist for this Revelation, and Peter Bonavita, Matt Wagner, Beau Cobb, Robbie Thomas & Akil Spooner for their constant support throughout this journey.
I hope that you enjoy this Revelation, and that it inspires a unique one of your own.
Alexander Rayan Dor