The editors-in-chief of Out magazine and The Advocatetwo LGBTQ brands owned by Pride Mediaannounced Dec. 11 that they are leaving their posts, NBC News reported.
Pride Media Interim CEO Orlando Reece has also left, putting the future of the storied publications in doubt.
Phillip Picardi, the editor of OUT, wrote in an email to his staff. "I believe that LGBTQ+ media deserves the bestand that's what our team gave it while we had the chance." The Advocate Editor-in-Chief Zach Stafford made news last December by becoming the first Black head of the 50-year-old publication.
Earlier this year, the National Writers' Union announced a suit against Pride Media on behalf of 25 freelancers who were then allegedly owed more than $40,000.
The full article is at www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/editors-out-magazine-advocate-depart-financially-troubled-company-same-day-n1100176 .