With a new editor in chief, a new staff and a new look, the February issue of Out magazine represented a fresh start for the groundbreaking queer publication. Two young Hollywood stars, Hari Nef and Tommy Dorfman, made for lovely cover subjects. Splashy ads from Louis Vuitton, Cadillac and Gucci seemed like good omens for a prosperous future.
And the magazine’s 27-year-old editor, Phillip Picardi, a recent arrival from Condé Nast, where he was a protégé of Anna Wintour, sounded a note of renewal in his message to Out’s readers. “Every page you see here has been put together by a brand-new team of editors, photographers, stylists, journalists and designers — all of whom are keen on documenting queer stories and being a part of queer history,” he wrote in his first editor’s letter.
But all was not well behind the facade.
Executives involved in the influential publication, which started in 1992, have been in a bitter dispute for months. And more than 40 writers, editors and photographers have complained publicly that they did not receive compensation for their work. In addition, Pride Media, the company that oversees Out, has laid off five employees and instituted an across-the-board pay cut of 8 percent, according to its chief executive, Nathan Coyle.
A spokesman for Pride Media — which is owned by the boutique hedge fund Oreva Capital — said payments had been sent to 89 of the freelancers who had not been compensated in a timely fashion. But many contributors are still awaiting their checks.
Austin Dale, a writer in Los Angeles, was instrumental in drawing attention to the unpaid freelancers. He said he was owed ,775 for movie reviews published in 2018 and did not get paid until recently.
“It’s not a substantial amount of money,” he said. “But it would pay six weeks of my rent.”
Mr. Dale, 28, started his effort to get paid for his work by sending a number of emails to Mr. Coyle. When those emails went unanswered, he pleaded his case on Twitter. That led to other Out freelancers going public with their complaints.
To keep track of those who said they had been stiffed, Mr. Dale also created a Google spreadsheet. The invoices he logged ranged from 0 to almost ,000 for a total of more than 0,000, he said. His next step was to enlist the help of the National Writers Union, which had recently won an ,000 settlement after filing a lawsuit against Ebony magazine on behalf of 45 unpaid contributors.
Larry Goldbetter, the president of the National Writers Union, said he would go the same route on behalf of the Out contributors, if necessary.
“We want the publisher to straighten this out,” Mr. Goldbetter said. “They can go from being derelict to being a hero and setting an example. Or we’ll go to court. And we’re not afraid to go to court.”
On Feb. 8, unpaid Out contributors published an open letter on Medium. “Our position as a group of freelancers is simple: Pay us, and pay us now,” the letter said. It was signed by 42 people.
Mr. Coyle, the Pride Media head, published a contrite reply on the same platform. “We share in your outrage and have prioritized the resolution of this issue,” he wrote. The executive added, “To our contributors, we apologize,” before going on to cite Out’s formerly byzantine corporate structure as a reason for the missed payments.
For the six years that ended on Sept. 1, the editorial division was run by an outside agency founded by Aaron Hicklin, a former editor in chief of Out. Mr. Hicklin started the agency, Grand Editorial, as a cost-cutting measure at a time when the publication was in financial trouble.
Under the system, Out staff members became contractors, and Pride Media (and its predecessor company, Here Media) paid a monthly fee to Grand Editorial. From that pool of money, the agency sent checks to contributors.
Things changed in 2017, when McCarthy Media, a company run by Evanly Schindler, the founder of the glossy magazine BlackBook, acquired Grand Editorial.
In interviews, Mr. Coyle (of Pride Media) and Mr. Hicklin (formerly of Grand Editorial) blamed Mr. Schindler for the missed payments; Mr. Schindler disputed those claims.
Last June, the problem at Out became so pronounced that editors refused to go into the office as a print deadline approached. Photo editors struggled to book photographers, who were owed money for previous jobs.
“We couldn’t function as a team anymore,” said Mr. Hicklin, who was the top editor until June. “People were feeling increasingly bitter and frustrated by the broader situation.”
In mid-August, Mr. Coyle decided to end the partnership with McCarthy Media. To get out of the agreement, he said, Pride Media negotiated to pay 18 percent of its monthly fee of ,000 for a 90-day period. But then, Mr. Coyle said, he had second thoughts and decided against paying up.
“We were like, ‘This is crazy! There’s over 0,000 of funds of the 0,000 given him this year that didn’t go to paying people, and now we’re paying him all this money?’” Mr. Coyle said.
Mr. Schindler said Pride Media had failed to make several of the scheduled monthly payments to McCarthy Media. He also said that the company had never properly terminated the contract, and that it owed McCarthy Media roughly 0,000. “That’s why we are in this situation,” Mr. Schindler said.
Financial records reviewed by The New York Times show that, from January through August 2018, Pride Media transferred nearly 0,000 to an account held by McCarthy Media.
In addition to his complaints about Pride Media, Mr. Schindler said Mr. Hicklin bore some responsibility for the unpaid Out contributors. Mr. Hicklin disputed that claim, saying that he had tried to persuade Mr. Schindler to pay the Out freelancers, without much success.
For those who have yet to be paid, it may be a long wait. Pride Media said it had decided against making payments to freelancers who, in the company’s view, should have received checks from McCarthy Media.
Mr. Schindler has been successfully sued for nonpayment in recent years. In a case filed in 2009, which reached its end last year, the New York State Supreme Court ordered him to pay more than 5,000 to Maurizio Marchiori, the former head of marketing at Diesel, because of a money dispute involving a magazine called Tar. In another case, the court ordered Mr. Schindler to pay 50 percent of the 2,000 he owed two Italian businessmen who had invested in the magazine. Mr. Schindler has been sued for nonpayment in at least two other cases, court records show.
The unpaid freelancers have kept up the pressure. “The issue we have now is that there is a repeated pattern of a failure to pay and a failure to communicate with us, which is basic respect,” Anne-christine d’Adesky, a founding editor of Out, said.
Michael Musto, the veteran Village Voice columnist and longtime Out contributor, said: “I feel at times we can be our own worst enemy. Queer people get mistreated by non-queers, so when we get second-class treatment by ourselves, it really hurts.”
The corporate clash ruined what should have been a honeymoon period for Mr. Picardi, who made his name at Condé Nast as the top editor at Teen Vogue and the founding editor of the website Them. In an interview, he tried to sound hopeful about the future of the venerable publication he now oversees.
“For all of us — these past and present regimes — we can be aligned in saying it’s vitally important that Out exists on newsstands and on a website,” Mr. Picardi said. “And that Out stands by queer creators and stands by them being paid for their work. We need to value each other, because there are so many people who don’t value us.”B:
第2016092期开奖结果【聂】【飞】【从】【尖】【嘴】【独】【角】【妖】【的】【爪】【中】【挣】【脱】【开】，【看】【向】【眼】【前】【这】【个】【出】【手】【杀】【妖】【的】【人】。 【长】【脸】【细】【眉】，【身】【穿】【白】【色】【绣】【银】【袍】，【头】【戴】【紫】【玉】【冠】，【双】【眼】【暗】【藏】【剑】【芒】。【气】【势】【收】【敛】【如】【剑】【藏】【于】【鞘】，【隐】【而】【不】【现】。 “【多】【谢】【恩】【人】【出】【手】【相】【救】。”【聂】【飞】【向】【对】【方】【抱】【拳】【行】【礼】。 【钟】【无】【鬼】【同】【时】【也】【在】【打】【量】【聂】【飞】，【以】【他】【的】【眼】【力】【一】【眼】【就】【能】【看】【出】【聂】【飞】【的】【境】【界】【才】【二】【重】【天】。 “【飞】【升】【上】【来】【几】
【叶】【风】【借】【着】【酒】【意】，【在】【酒】【桌】【上】，【稍】【微】【透】【露】【了】【一】【点】【自】【己】【的】【商】【业】【计】【划】，【显】【露】【出】【来】【的】【实】【力】，【只】【是】【冰】【山】【一】【角】，【就】【引】【得】【小】【马】【哥】【两】【人】【连】【连】【震】【惊】。 【现】【在】【进】【网】【吧】【玩】【的】【少】【男】【少】【女】，【少】【有】【不】【用】QQ【的】。 【除】【了】【满】【足】【她】【们】【的】【虚】【荣】【心】【外】，【还】【要】【满】【足】【她】【们】【的】【暧】【昧】【心】。 QQ【还】【可】【以】【推】【出】【虚】【拟】【商】【品】，【鲜】【花】、【钻】【石】、【各】【种】【礼】【品】【应】【有】【尽】【有】，【还】【有】【各】【种】QQ
【龙】【山】【军】【大】【营】，【龙】【博】【得】【知】【汪】【斌】【出】【兵】，【就】【把】【荒】【无】【道】【请】【到】【营】【里】，【商】【议】【应】【对】【之】【法】。 【十】【五】【万】【大】【军】，【数】【量】【没】【有】【他】【们】【两】【支】【军】【队】【多】，【不】【过】【青】【山】【边】【军】【有】【五】【万】【生】【力】【军】，【他】【们】【刚】【支】【援】【过】【来】，【正】【是】【精】【力】【充】【沛】，【斗】【志】【昂】【扬】【之】【时】，【其】【战】【斗】【力】【不】【可】【小】【觑】。 “【太】【子】【殿】【下】，【如】【今】【汪】【斌】【挥】【军】【来】【袭】，【本】【皇】【子】【欲】【领】【兵】【出】【战】，【与】【其】【拼】【个】【最】【终】【胜】【负】，【不】【知】【道】【你】【意】【下】
“【啊】！【我】【真】【是】【觉】【得】【这】【是】【一】【个】【苦】【差】【事】【啊】！【赚】【钱】【赚】【的】【又】【没】【多】【少】，【每】【天】【事】【情】【还】【不】【少】，【还】【要】【被】【那】【些】【个】【女】【人】【紧】【盯】【着】【看】，【她】【们】【看】【就】【看】【了】，【还】【要】【总】【在】【背】【后】【议】【论】【我】！”【谢】【莹】【不】【高】【兴】【地】【说】【着】。 “【放】【心】【吧】！【这】【事】【情】【等】【周】【一】【的】【时】【候】，【你】【家】【姚】【瀚】【一】【定】【会】【给】【你】【解】【决】【的】。” “【你】【怎】【么】【知】【道】？” “【因】【为】【我】【是】【神】【仙】！【走】【了】！【家】【里】【的】【小】【家】【伙】【们】【还】【在】第2016092期开奖结果【老】【酒】【鬼】【将】【这】【十】【三】【只】【黑】【翼】【的】【怪】【物】【毁】【灭】【了】【无】【数】【次】，【即】【便】【是】【十】【三】【只】【黑】【翼】【的】【怪】【物】，【其】【恢】【复】【的】【速】【度】【也】【渐】【渐】【跟】【不】【上】【老】【酒】【鬼】【破】【坏】【的】【速】【度】。 【但】【是】【这】【已】【经】【足】【够】【了】，【即】【便】【是】【一】【个】【不】【完】【整】【的】【域】【外】【天】【魔】，【即】【便】【是】【才】【刚】【刚】【诞】【生】，【未】【曾】【抵】【达】【万】【界】【坟】【陵】【的】【域】【外】【天】【魔】，【这】【样】【的】【时】【间】【也】【足】【够】【它】【进】【化】【出】【能】【应】【付】【攻】【击】【的】【形】【态】【了】。 【再】【一】【次】【恢】【复】【的】【十】【三】【只】【黑】【翼】【的】
【程】【咬】【金】：“【尐】【弟】【聴】【哥】【哥】【地】，【妳】【往】【哪】【佉】，【偶】【噈】【往】【哪】【佉】。” 【仼】【君】【廓】：“【投】【唐】【吔】【丕】【错】，【忝】【丅】【冂】【阀】【惧】【怕】【李】【渊】【离】【做】【夨】，【巳】【經】【李】【续】【投】【奔】【李】【阀】【咊】【宋】【阀】，**【谁】【掌】，【尚】【未】【岢】【倁】。” 【罗】【土】【信】【冇】【丕】【哃】【噫】【見】，【祂】【説】：“【溱】【夨】【哥】，【話】【吔】【丕】【螚】【這】ㄙ【説】。【依】【尐】【弟】【堪】【來】，【渊】【仼】【求】【贤】【箬】【渴】，【唯】【材】【驶】【苚】，【丕】【褈】【冂】【弟】，【姃】【驶】【吾】【辈】【效】【忠】【地】【眀】【宔】，【尐】【弟】【巳】【經】【决】
【司】【马】【宰】【相】：“【很】【好】，【今】【日】【便】【让】【你】【见】【识】【一】【下】【我】【数】【十】【年】【修】【炼】【的】【神】【功】！” 【话】【音】【未】【落】，【他】【飞】【身】【而】【起】，【凌】【空】【挥】【舞】【双】【掌】，【释】【放】【出】【一】【连】【串】【的】【青】【色】【掌】【风】，【犹】【如】【狂】【风】【暴】【雨】【一】【般】【袭】【来】，【无】【处】【不】【在】。 【【乾】【坤】【大】【挪】【移】！】【赵】【星】【辰】【甚】【至】【对】**【式】【的】【威】【力】，【催】【动】【内】【力】，【将】【这】【些】【掌】【风】【牵】【引】【挪】【移】，【原】【封】【不】【动】【的】【送】【了】【回】【去】。 【司】【马】【宰】【相】【露】【出】【惊】【异】【之】【色】
【而】【天】【辰】【镜】【现】【在】【已】【经】【在】【前】【往】【蓝】【国】【的】【路】【上】。【天】【辰】【镜】【实】【在】【第】【二】【关】【进】【行】【到】【了】【尾】【声】【离】【开】【的】。【那】【些】【跟】【踪】【他】【的】【人】【到】【底】【有】【没】【有】【去】【对】【付】【金】【磊】，【天】【辰】【镜】【后】【续】【也】【听】【到】【了】【一】【些】【消】【息】。 【据】【说】【金】【磊】【当】【时】【丢】【了】【一】【个】【好】【大】【的】【脸】，【到】【现】【在】【还】【在】【到】【处】【找】【抢】【他】【东】【西】【的】【人】…… 【看】【来】，【那】【几】【个】【人】【跑】【的】【倒】【是】【快】！ 【而】【在】【天】【辰】【镜】【赶】【往】【蓝】【国】【暴】【风】【峡】【谷】【的】【路】【上】，【苏】【朔】【已】
【高】【侯】【爷】【没】【想】【到】，【付】【明】【怀】【会】【跳】【出】【来】，【而】【且】【看】【样】【子】【对】【萧】【见】【楚】【忠】【心】【耿】【耿】。 【不】【过】，【那】【又】【怎】【么】【样】？ 【高】【侯】【爷】【已】【经】【冷】【静】【下】【来】【了】，【他】【盯】【着】【付】【明】【怀】，【质】【问】【道】：“【付】【大】【人】，【这】【一】【切】【都】【是】【皇】【上】【的】【意】【思】，【你】【这】【样】【曲】【解】【我】，【血】【口】【喷】【人】……”【说】【罢】，【忽】【然】【大】【声】【冲】【萧】【见】【楚】【喊】【道】：“【皇】【上】，【请】【您】【为】【臣】【做】【主】！” 【萧】【见】【楚】【依】【在】【龙】【椅】【上】，【眯】【着】【眼】，【依】【旧】