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Gay porn mag Unzipped folds: reports

UPDATE: Although the print publication has folded, the Unzipped blog is “alive and well,” says blogger Zach Sire.

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Another nail in the coffin for gay porn magazines: Unzipped has folded, report several US gay blogs.

From Queerty

On Friday, Here/Regent Media chief Paul Colichman, who publishes magazines named Out and The Advocate, fired the staff of Unzipped and ordered it closed.

By our count, it’s the last of Colichman’s porn titles to shut down
after acquiring LPI Media and all the other affiliate/umbrella
publishers, and reorganizing them in June under the Unzipped umbrella. (read more at Queerty

Gay porn blog TheSword.com has more:

Unzipped blogger Zach Sire says he’s waiting to update the site until the publisher releases the death certificate.

The company is waiting to roll out the official announcement, but a
couple newly unemployed staffers leaked the sad news over the weekend
to sources close to The Sword. (read more at TheSword.com)

Unzipped’s Twitter and blog have not been updated since early Tuesday morning.

In May 2009, New York-based Mavety Media Group scrapped its library of gay skin magazines, including Mandate, Torso, Inches (and all its ethnic affiliates) and Playguy.

2009 also saw the closure of several US gay newspapers, including the New York Blade and titles under the Window Media chain, including Atlanta’s Southern Voice, the Washington Blade, Houston Voice and the South
Florida Blade.

When you want porn, what do you turn to? Porn blogs? Amateur or professional studios? Tube sites like Xtube or Gaytube? DVDs? 

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