Out magazine’s parent company, Pride Media, has announced David Artavia as the magazine’s new editor in chief. Artavia is an award-winning Latinx journalist who most recently served as editor in chief of The Advocate, where he oversaw several milestones, including a digital cover with presidential candidate Joe Biden, a successful partnership with Snapchat, several Pride365 initiatives like Pride Live’s Stonewall Day and the Revry series, Inside With the Advocate.
Artavia first worked for The Advocate as an editorial intern and, years later, moved into a managing editor role at both The Advocate and Plus magazines in 2016. The following year, Artavia helped launch Chill magazine, Pride Media’s first publication for Black and Latinx men, which won the 2018 Folio Award for best editorial team and best magazine launch. Artavia’s reporting has ignited dialogue about #MeToo and sexual assault among gay and bi men, access to health care among LGBTQ+