n677406347_9736The Advocate announced this week that it has hired a former writer for the monthly publication, Jeremy Kinser, as its new senior editor.

Kinser had worked over the last two years as the editor-in-chief of LA-based Frontiers, a former twice-monthly LGBT magazine that recently merged with IN Los Angeles, another LGBT -focused publication, and went monthly under the name Frontiers-IN Los Angeles.

According to a release announcing the hire, Kinser will work closely with Advocate editor-in-chief Jon Barrett on both the magazine and the Web site.

“I’ve admired Jeremy’s work—at other publications and his contributions to
The Advocate—for years,” said Barrett. “He is a great reporter and writer and
has a natural inquisitiveness that makes him an excellent addition to our

The release credits Kinser with “shepherd[ing] in a new tone for the Frontiers editorial. Formerly a lifestyle-driven magazine, Kinser began profiling notable LGBT figures in the Southern California region, as well as spotlighting the important issues affecting the lives of gays and lesbians living in the area.”

Prior to that Kinser spent five years as the editor-in-chief of In Los Angeles magazine. He is credited for switching that publication from
a slim biweekly periodical to a “must-read magazine for Los Angeles’ gay
residents.” During his tenure there, Kinser landed exclusive interviews with
politicos and entertainers alike.

“I am keenly aware of The Advocate’s reputation as the most important publication in the history of America’s LGBT movement and its role in defining our community,” said Kinser. “It has immeasurably helped to shape my own identity and sensibilities. I have nothing but admiration for Editor in Chief Jon Barrett and the way this venerable publication has evolved under his guidance.
I look forward to being an asset to his dynamic editorial staff.”