Shortly after being purchased by Avalon Equity Partners, a New York City-based private equity fund that controls the nation's largest gay newspaper group, Genre, a popular gay male lifestyle magazine, has announced that it has hired a new editorial team and will move all its editorial operations to New York City. Genre president and publisher Scott Brunelle lauded the changes in a press release issued Wednesday. The new editorial team includes editor in chief Tom Eubanks, advertising director Michele Chicoine, art director Kerrie Keegan, and style editor Wayne Northcross.
"Our editorial team is out to set a new benchmark in media that targets the gay market," said Brunelle. "Our focus is to create exceptional quality content that provides insight and inspiration, images, and ideas for how gay men live across the country. The Genre demographic is 30- to 40-year-old men who are openly gay and successful in their lives--we are an advertiser's dream." Genre's head office will be moved from its present location on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles to the magazine's Empire State Building offices in New York.