INSIDE, the web LGBTQ mag owned and operated by gay dating app Grindr, terminated on Tuesday its editorial staff, effortlessly ending the electronic outletвЂ™s 17-month run.
вЂњThe business is refocusing its efforts on video and thus, the editorial and social groups were let go this morning,вЂќ a statement that is joint several INTO employees said. вЂњWe feel that INTOвЂ™s closure is just a loss that is tremendous LGBTQ media, journalism, therefore the globe.вЂќ
INTO, which established in August 2017, published news articles, op-eds and advice columns geared toward lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and readers that are queer. The outletвЂ™s journalism won awards from NLGJA (formerly the nationwide Lesbian Gay Journalism Association) therefore the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.
вЂњWe told stories of transgender prisoners forced to endure treatment that is nightmarish pubs, LGBTQ asylum seekers l king for hope and refuge in the us, and drag queens fighting for space and community in tiny city Tennessee,вЂќ the joint declaration continued. вЂњWe shared the hopes and joys of this LGBTQ community, our successes and setbacks, and our triumphs and heartaches within a vulnerable political moment.вЂќ
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In a statement shared with NBC News, a Grindr spokesperson said the choice to dismiss INTO’s staff was a “strategic change in focus.”