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COMMUNITY MARKETING INC., based is San Francisco, is holding its 14th Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dec. 11-13, 2013. For more information, go to http://www.communitymarketinginc.com/education-and-conferences/international-conference-on-gay-lesbian-tourism/.
FRONTIERS MAGAZINE, based in Los Angeles, has partnered with the City of West Hollywood, the Tom of Finland Foundation, Visit West Hollywood, MOCA at the Pacific Design Center and the bars and clubs of West Hollywood for the third annual Go-Go Dancer Appreciation Day Festival and Competition on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Readers can vote for their favorite L.A. area go-go dancer at FrontiersLA.com/gogo2013.
MATT JAMIESON recently debuted his new pop culture column PULSE in St. Louis, Mo.-based VITAL VOICE.
CUAUHTÉMOC Q. KISH has stepped down as the theater writer for GAY SAN DIEGO.
NEXT MAGAZINE, based in New York, N.Y., entered its 21st year of publication with its June 28, 2013, issue.
OUT NORTH TEXAS is the new name of the DALLAS VOICE YELLOW PAGES. Rather than a yellow pages directory, the revamped publication will be an LGBT visitors guilde, a relocation resource and community directory in magazine format.
HANS PEDERSEN is the new film writer for ECHO MAGAZINE, based in Phoenix, Ariz. He will write the magazine’s AT THE BOX OFFICE movie preview column, which appears in each edition, and contribute other film features. Additionally, CAIT BRENNAN is the magazine’s new music writer, responsible for the CD reviews feature.
DAVID STEINBERG, former president of the NATIONAL LESBIAN AND GAY JOURNALISTS ASSOCITION (NLGJA), has been elected president of UNITY: JOURNALISTS FOR DIVERSITY, an umbrella organization for multiple minority journalists groups. In addition to NLGJA, UNITY includes the ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION and the NATIVE AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION. On Oct. 22, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS voted to leave UNITY. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS left UNITY two years ago.
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