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A gay man now runs Playboy magazine, your dad’s straight skin mag

BEVERLY HILLS (Queerty) — Playboy , the centerfold skin mag that your dad bought to turn you straight, now has a 31-year-old gay executive editor named Shane Michael Singh.

According to KCRW.com , the magazine has found that its “culture of objectifying women that doesn’t fly in the #MeToo era” and is now “embracing diverse models and photographers, more LGBTQ representation, and political themes” like reproductive rights and cannabis legalization.

Related: Playboy features first transgender Playmate in its 64-year history

“We want to create a culture where everyone is free to pursue pleasure,” Singh said in a recent interview with KCRW. He said that gay people think about issues regarding sex, sexual expression and sexual freedom more than others. So that, combined with his journalism background and past work with Playboy make him a good fit for its executive editor.

“To say we were only appealing to men was very limiting from an editorial and creative perspective,” he added. “Especially because we have decades and decades of readership across demographics.”When asked about the strategies the magazine will use to […]

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