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FourTwoNine (the numbers spell out "gay" on a cellphone keypad)[1] is an American print publication. FourTwoNine, according to its website, is "an up-to-the-minute men’s brand aimed at thought influencers and cultural leaders of all genders." The website further stats that "each issue of FourTwoNine highlights the latest news in culture, style, sports, technology, business and politics, while casting a spotlight on the leaders and innovators who are driving contemporary culture."

It was founded in 2013 by Richard Klein, founder and former publisher of Surface[1] It is based in Los Angeles.[2]


The first issue, in September 2013, focused on "Friendship" and featured Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker on its cover.[3] It was voted "Launch of the Year" by Folio Magazine.[4][2]

The March 2015 issue featured James Franco discussing his sexuality, in an "interview" between Franco's "straight half" and his "gay half".[5][6]

Kevin Sessums contributed to the magazine until parting ways in July 2015.[7] In 2016, Maer Roshan became editor in chief, adding more robust reporting and feature writing to the magazine.[8]


  1. ^ a b Holson, Laura M. (August 8, 2014). "His Own Redemption Story: Former Vanity Fair Celebrity Journalist Looks for a Comeback". New York Times. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Lebos, Jessica Leigh (December 18, 2013). "Joseph Alfieris and the story of FourTwoNine". Connect Savannah. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Andy Cohen And Sarah Jessica Parker Grace FourTwoNine Magazine's First Cover". The Huffington Post. September 6, 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^ Neuhaus, Cable (December 19, 2013). "The Magazine Medic Honors". Folio. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ Wikeley, Rosalyn (March 18, 2015). "James Franco tries to set the record straight about his sexuality". Glamour. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  6. ^ Louder, J. Bryan (March 16, 2015). "James Franco Is Gay—Well, At Least Half of Him Is". Slate. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  7. ^ Holson, Laura M. (July 21, 2015). "Kevin Sessums Parts Ways With FourTwoNine". New York Times. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  8. ^ Bloomgarden-Smoke. "Maer Roshan Reimagines Gay Glossy".