UNDER THE COVERS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH MAGAZINE INDUSTRY INSIDERS

WITH HOST CLAIRE CONNORS & GUESTS

EPISODE 3: EXEC EDITOR OF HX MAGAZINE (1991-2009)/POZ MAGAZINE EDITOR TRENT STRAUBE

April 1, 2020

35:23

On Episode 3 of UNDER THE COVERS with Claire Connors, Claire gets cozy with Trent Straube, the former editor-in-chief of the fabulous queer magazine, HX, a NYC club staple for nearly two decades. Trent gives us a peek under HX’s most famous covers—featuring sexy LGBTQ performers and stars like Madonna and Kylie Minogue.  Now the deputy editor of POZ, a magazine that serves the community of folks living with HIV/AIDS, Trent talks about working for these vital publications for most of his 25-year career, and how he landed those hard-to-get celebrities for his covers. You’ll love his insidery story about Beyoncé and how her HX cover story helped smooth over her then-controversial standing with the LGBTQ community. It must’ve worked because today she is a full-fledged gay icon!

For more information about Trenton Straube go to www.poz.com or follow Poz @pozmagazine on Instagram.

GUEST: TRENT STRAUBE