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Out (ISSN 1062-7928) is a popular gay men's fashion, entertainment, and
lifestyle magazine, with the highest
circulation of any gay monthly publication in the United States. It
carries itself in a similar editorial manner to Details, Esquire, and GQ. Out was published by PlanetOut Inc.
until 2008, when it sold LPI
Media to Regent Entertainment Media, Inc., a division of the
company that owns here!.
Out was founded by Michael Goff in 1992 as editor in chief
and president. He and first hire, executive editor Sarah Pettit
(deceased) together built the largest circulation gay publication
ever and for the first time attracted world-class writers (such as
Burroughs and David Sedaris) and contributors and
mainstream advertisers to fund it.
A key ingredient in Out's success in attracting high
brow advertisers who had never considered targeting the gay market
before was the magazine's offering of a safe environment in which
no adult material or personal classifieds were published. By
removing this significant barrier, advertisers were able to utilize
this new national print media vehicle to reach a marginalized
audience and effectively showcase their products and services. In
less than two years, Out circulation and scope of
advertisers surpassed that of forty-year-old The Advocate,
then the only other national gay magazine.
The Log Cabin Republicans, an LGBT organization for people in the
Republican Party, took
issue with a May 2008 article contrasting gay Republicans with
asserting that the article evidenced an "anti-Republican bias" and
complaining that the author of the article, Charles Kaiser,
hadn't interviewed any gay Republicans for the story.
In a response posted on Out.com, Kaiser pointed out that in spite
of their complaints no one was challenging his assertion that
closeted gay Republican Congressmen and Senators have a long
history of voting against the interests of gay people.
Some lesbians have criticized Out magazine for primarily
focusing on gay men, noting that in 2008 no lesbians were featured
on the magazine's front cover, and that only 22% of the persons
featured in the 'Out 100' were lesbians.
"Planetout Inc · 8-K · For 8/13/08". Fran
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- ^ Sass, Erik (2008-04-14), "PlanetOut Is Out Of
Publishing (And $26 Million)", MediaDailyNews, http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=80435
(2008-04-10), "Breaking news: PlanetOut to
sell off magazines", Bay Area Reporter, http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=2894
- ^ Kaiser, Charles (May 2008). "Washington's Gay War". Out
magazine. http://www.out.com/detail.asp?id=23655. Retrieved
- ^ ""Out" Magazine Runs Hit Job
on Gay Republicans: Article on gay Republicans fails to source even
ONE gay Republican!". Log Cabin Republicans. http://www.logcabin.org/logcabin/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=8702116. Retrieved
Snarker, Dorothy (2008-11-13). "An open letter to "Out"
magazine". AfterEllen.com. Logo Online. http://www.afterellen.com/blog/dorothysnarker/an-open-letter-to-out-magazine. Retrieved