Out magazine lays off entire editorial staff; editor plans startup

NEW YORK -- The editorial staff of the influential gay lifestyle magazine Out is being laid off with one month's severance as of Friday, Capital has learned.

But according to Out editor-in-chief Aaron Hicklin, it's more complicated than that.

Hicklin said he will hire back an unspecified number of editors on a contract basis into a new company he is founding called Grand Editorial. It will operate the magazine as a contractor for Here Media, a subsidiary of Regent Entertainment Media, which acquired Out in 2008.

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