AfterElton Editor-In-Chief Michael Jensen announced yesterday that he was leaving the site he shepherded into one of the web's most popular LGBT blogs. The site is owned by Logo, the same parent company that shuttered 365gay.com earlier this month.
Of all the hundreds and hundreds of posts I've written over the years as the editor-in-chief of AfterElton.com this one is by far the hardest. You see, this is goodbye. After six years, ten Television Critic Association Press Tours, and more bad television than I care to remember, it's time for me to move on, and today is my last day with AfterElton.
What's next? Well, a lot of sleep, for starters. This is an exhausting job and I'm looking forward to some rest. After that? I'm not sure yet, but I do have a manuscript I was working on when I started here that keeps calling my name. Beyond that, I'm sure there are many interesting challenges ahead.
Michael's partner, Brent Hartinger, was one of the original Bilerico Project contributors but left shortly after we launched to help Michael with AfterElton. Brent left the site a few weeks ago. Michael was always one of the best online editors in the business - always friendly, helpful, and collegial, he was always one of the few big-time editors without an oversized ego.
I'll miss his presence at the helm of the site. A lot.