You can’t go a day without hearing about another print magazine folding and it’s only a matter of time before gay media finds itself on the chopping block. Case in point: DOM magazine, one of Brazil’s leading gay publications is closing its doors. Parent publisher, Editora Peixes is in the middle of a messy fininancial restructuring and has been forced to shutter five of its titles– and DOM, as one of the youngest, was the first to go. The staff are looking for a new publisher, but unless they do, December’s issue will be the last.
This follows on previous news that Men’s Vogue and Playgirl have also folded. If this keeps up, where are we going to go to find quality “reading material”? Oh right, we’ll just go to the same place we’ve been going for a decade: The Internet. Put it this way, if glossy photos of sexy Brazililian boys losing their clothes can’t survive on the newsstand, the rest of the dead tree media dinosaurs are doomed.