INTO Magazine Launches New Global Hub for LGBTQ Millennials
Backed by Grindr, Editor in Chief Zach Stafford Envisions INTO as a New Digital Magazine for the Global LGBTQ+ Community
New digital lifestyle magazine INTO has launched at INTOmore.com created for and by global millennials. The original premium content publication aims to enhance the world's awareness of LGBTQ+ lives and issues through the distribution of high-quality news, information and entertainment not found elsewhere.
Under the stewardship of Editor-in-Chief Zach Stafford, formerly an editor-atlarge at OUT and award-winning contributor to The Guardian, INTO covers a broad range of topics including travel, entertainment, culture, politics, style, health, and more. The global news digital publication will showcase a mix of long and short form content—everything from cultural stories to provocative features, style advice to beautiful art and photography, exclusive interviews to hard-breaking journalism, all uniquely addressing issues and interests relevant to the larger LGBTQ+ community.
"When Peter Sloterdyk, Vice President of Marketing, and I met to discuss what kind of publication INTO would be, we realized that there was a massive gap in the market when it comes to LGBTQ+ content. We identified an opportunity to resonate with younger, millennial readers—particularly those who are marginalized like the transgender community, queer community and people of color," said Stafford. "With INTO we are producing original content, offering up new narratives that appeal to millennials, 20% of whom identify as LGBTQ. We believe that now is the perfect time to provide our LGBTQ+ readers, their allies, and the world at large with this unseen content."
As an example of the breadth of coverage INTO will provide, the first few months will include:
- News and world affairs including updates on the situation in Chechnya and other injustices globally;
- A monthly transgender interest column penned by Raquel Willis, a Black queer transgender activist and National Organizer for Transgender Law Center, the largest organization in the U.S. advocating on behalf of transgender and gender nonconforming people;
- Culture stories such as the in-depth profile of the UK's first gay Muslim couple who were married a few weeks ago and went viral.