Sunday, November 1, 2009

"The Advocate" Bites The Dust

Here's a particularly sad sign of the times. The Advocate, which has been the leading gay news magazine for more than 40 years—and which I have subscribed to for some 25 years—laid off 13 staffers last week, and will cease publication as a standalone magazine immediately. Instead, according to, it will become a 32-page insert in Out magazine, which, itself is taking in its sizable share of water each month.

Layoffs also reported at Forbes, People, Wired, Teen Vogue, Details and Time magazines... The bloodletting doesn't end.