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Jerry Portwood, writer and editor at Rolling Stone

Jerry Portwood

Jerry Portwood is a writer, editor and journalist. He was the Digital Editorial Director of Rolling Stone until August 2021. He was previously the Executive Editor of Out magazine. He began at the LGBTQ publication the day after same-sex marriage became legal in New York State in July 2011 and covered the evolving politics and personal stories until the summer of 2015 when the landmark Supreme Court case made it legal across the U.S. Prior to that he was the Editor in Chief of New York Press, and was the founding editor of CityArts, an arts publication he launched in 2009. For nearly 20 years, Jerry has worked and contributed to a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Advocate, Back Stage, Atlanta Journal Constitution. He's been teaching a course, "Writing About the Arts," at the New School’s Lang School. He’s hosted live interview sessions at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits that included Grammy winners Dua Lipa and Brandi Carlile. And also interviewed playwright and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac during the Montclair Film Festival. He attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia and lived for two years in Barcelona, assisting with Clemson University's architecture program based in Spain.