Curve, one of only a handful of magazines
dedicated fully to lesbian content, has announced numerous
layoffs in the wake of the worsening financial crisis.
industry is having a really difficult time," Diane
Anderson-Minshall, editor in chief of Curve,
told Tracy Gilchrist, senior editor of SheWired.com, Advocate.com's
sister site. "We're doing some belt-tightening."
sources, the San Francisco-based publication let go
of its director of operations, associate publisher,
director of marketing, photo editor, and subscription
manager. Anderson-Minshall said that all of the
laid-off employees were recent hires who had held
"This [was] the
largest the staff has ever been," Anderson-Minshall
dismissed rumors that the magazine was folding or being
converted solely to a website: "Curve
has experienced worse financial times in our 20 years of
publication. We hope to be here another 20 years."
(Neal Broverman, The Advocate)