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Was Jon Barrett Just Fired From The Advocate? (No.)


The Advocate‘s editor-in-chief Jon Barrett, who replaced Anne Stockwell after her 15-year run there, is said to be leaving the magazine, according to a report on PlanetHomo.com. Last May, in announcing Barrett’s new post, Advocate‘s new owners Stephen P. Jarchow and Paul Colichman said, “Barrett will provide the magazine with a provocative new perspective around the critical issues affecting the lives of the LGBT community as well as expand Advocate.com.” If the news is true, it’s unclear whether Barrett’s exit is voluntary, or if didn’t live up to Colichman & Co.’s expectations. Also: Barrett technically reports to Aaron Hicklin, editor of Out and the group’s editorial director. Notes PlanetHomo: The magazine, now published under the Here Media umbrella, will be taken over by Jeremy Kinser, of Frontiers in LA, which has less glossy paper stock. Incidentally, Kinser is already writing for the magazine.

UPDATE: Regent Media PR fella Josh Rosenzweig calls PlanetHomo’s report “completely erroneous.”

On:           Jul 29, 2009
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    • Burl

      That took three minutes…excellent.

      Jul 29, 2009 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lady Kiki Worthington

      His days were numbered after he allowed the Perez cover.

      Jul 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      @Lady Kiki Worthington: Totally agree.

      Jul 29, 2009 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Hare

      I don’t think this is true.

      Jul 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • homofied

      Its a repeating game of musical chairs, and the song just restarted. Note that every rendition has fewer total chairs than the one just before it. Overall I thought he was doing a pretty good job, but that has nothing to do with playing musical the chairs game in the whacked out corpus cult of LPI.

      Jul 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hambone

      he’s not leaving – just to avoid y’all wasting time on any more tortured metaphors about musical chairs…

      Jul 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James

      He was not fired. Those guys are my friends and I just called over there and this is so not true… check your facts queerty!

      Jul 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • homofied

      Queerty did nothing wrong here — they posed it as an open question. Two editors were let go in the last month in other pubs over there, so its not a stretch to assume more would be. And tortured is not metaphorical in this case, its descriptive, based on what I’m hearing.

      Jul 29, 2009 at 3:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Hare

      what other pubs “over there” let editors go?

      Jul 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lance Rockland

      The Advocate stinks now.

      What the hell happened to this once-great magazine? It’s irrelevent.

      Jul 29, 2009 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DC Poster

      Lance, I have to disagree with you. The Advocate is much, much better under Jon Barrett, and Advocate.com rocks these days. Their Washington reporting is fantastic.

      Jul 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hambone

      @homofied: it’s tortured when you allow yourself to indulge in such ornate and inaccurate wording as: “whacked out corpus cult of LPI.” LPI is long gone. And Queery did something wrong: “The magazine, now published under the Here Media umbrella, will be taken over by Jeremy Kinser, of Frontiers in LA, which has less glossy paper stock.” is not a question. It’s a statement, and a false one.

      Jul 29, 2009 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trooper

      Once again, Queerty gets it wrong.

      Jul 29, 2009 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • homofied

      Well then go fix your website, hambone, cause it says:

      “Liberation Publication International LLC. also does business as The Advocate, advocate.com, Advocate Books, Out, out.com, Alyson Publications, Alyson Books, Alyson Wonderland, alyson.com, HIV+, HIVplusmag.com, LPI, LPI Media, Out Traveler, outtraveler.com, Publishers Distributing Inc. (PDC), Triangle Marketing Services, TMS, T.M.S.,[2], Two, 2mag.net, buygay.com, Club Freshmen, clubfreshmen.com, Freshmen, freshmen.com, Friction, Men, Men Cyberclub, mencyberclub.com, Men Machine, menmachine.com, menmagazine.com, S.P.I., SLI, SPLLC, Specialty Publications, Unzipped, Unzipped Monthly, Unzipped Video, unzipped.net”

      Jul 29, 2009 at 7:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Groban

      is here tv still on the air even?

      Jul 29, 2009 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric

      do you guys bother to even check your facts before you post these things. he has not been fired and he has not left. and your link to planethomo is dead (for obvious reasons). it’s sort of pathetic that a blog with such low journalistic standards has been gunning for the demise of the editor of a magazine that maintains some semblance of journalistic integrity.

      Jul 29, 2009 at 9:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric

      and Lady Kiki Worthington, really? are you that stupid? or that simple?

      Jul 29, 2009 at 9:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • homofied

      @Eric: Thou dost protest too much. If you can’t stand the lube, get out of the… oh never mind.

      Jul 30, 2009 at 12:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric

      @homofied. huh?

      Jul 30, 2009 at 12:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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