Bobby Blair

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BOBBY BLAIR, CEO and founder of Florida-based MULTIMEDIA PLATFORMS and a former world-ranked tennis player, took part in a celebrity tennis exhibition on June 7, 2015. The event, which also included Major League Baseball’s BILLY BEAN and former NBA player JASON COLLINS, was part of the City of West Hollywood’s Pride Tennis Tournament.

GED (GAY ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTORY), based in Long Beach, Calif., entered its third year of publication with its June/July 2015 issue.
ARIN JAYES is the new administrative assistant at the NATIONAL LESBIAN & GAY JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION’s Washington D.C. headquarters.
Michael Key (Photo: Blake Bergen)

MICHAEL KEY, the WASHINGTON BLADE’s photo editor, won first place honors in the D.C. Society of Professional Journalists Dateline Awards in the category of photojournalism. Three other Blade staffers were recognized as finalists in the competition: Blade Arts Editor JOEY DIGUGLIELMO in the category of Arts Criticism; and Blade Reporter MICHAEL LAVERS and Editor KEVIN NAFF in the Commentary category.

METRO WEEKLY, based in Washington, D.C., celebrated its 21st anniversary with its May 7, 2015, issue.
THE MIRROR, based in Wilton Manors, Fla., entered its fourth year of publication with its Summer 2015 issue.
OPTIONS, based in Rhode Island, has moved its office from suburban Pawtucket to Providence’s Federal Hill neighborhood, close to the city’s downtown core.
UNITE VIRGINIA, based in Richmond, Va., published its premier issue earlier this summer. It’s the latest publication under the Unite banner, which includes UNITE TENNESSEE, UNITE BUSINESS and UNITE INDIANAPOLIS.

LAUREN WALLESER has stepped down as assistant editor of Boston-based THE RAINBOW TIMES for the last two and a half years. She is replaced by SARA BROWN. Also new to the publication are MILO TODD as reporter and JESSICA CASTELLANOS as reporter intern.
Volume 17
Issue 5

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