MEDIA: Nineteen months after its final copy, the title is back. Now bimonthly that “the tone changes forward” compared to the old formula …
The magazine Têtu is back in the French kiosks from Tuesday with a new bimonthly formula. Launched in 1995 by activists of the anti-AIDS struggle economically supported by Pierre Bergé, the media was then monthly 212 numbers had known before its publication is halted in July 2015.
Magazine assets were resumed in November 2015 Idlys, a startup behind the app So Têtu, which then successfully launched the news site LGBT. “Initially, we wanted to turn on the light by the digital. The results are very encouraging, which enables us to finally revive the magazine in print through a lifting of € 300,000 funding from several private investors, “said Julien Maquaire to Idlys Media manager and also director of the publication.
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One hundred and forty pages, including 110 editorial
Nineteen months after he ceased publication, the magazine is available again with a concept “based inheritance, but with a new line based on social records and lengthy investigations,” said Julien Maquaire.
The number 213 of Têtu contains 140 pages, including 110 from editorial content. Pulled 55,000 copies, the magazine features including an interview with Emmanuel Macron, a story about a gay rapper or a topic on new types of gay activists.
“The new team is that of marriage for all”
But also a picture of “A” marked by “the abandonment of usual muscular coverboy that does nothing in life gay”, analyzes the new editor, Adrien Naselli.
“The Têtu before was that of generation PACS. The new team is that of marriage for all. We offer a modern magazine rooted in the reality of gay life. The tone decidedly change, “warns editorial manager.