BAY WINDOWS, based in Boston, entered its 35th year of publication with its December 8, 2016, issue.
THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU launched a new global marketing and advertising campaign on January 9, 2017, featuring three transgender models and became the world’s first destination to use transgender models in mainstream destination advertising. Greater Fort Lauderdale’s campaign, which also features straight, gay and lesbian models, follows the destination’s long and storied history in LGBTQ marketing and is directed at a largely millennial and younger mind-set audience.
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HORNET, the world’s second largest gay social network, announced FABRICE LE PARC, has been named general manager for the company in France. In addition, Hornet has hired TIM GREENE and DARIEN CHAN as general managers for the company’s New York and Taipei operations, respectively. Each general manager will be responsible for expanding Hornet’s rapidly growing business in their respective markets.
NANCY REIFF, a activist and former staffer for Chicago Mayor RICHARD M. DALEY, passed away on November 30, 2016, at the age of 67. In 1980, Reiff spent three years as a columnist for GAY CHICAGO MAGAZINE and in the early 2000s, she worked in sales for WINDY CITY TIMES. In 1989, then-Mayor Daley hired her as his special assistant on gay and lesbian affairs. Also known as a gifted artist, she received many awards for her work.
THE WASHINGTON BLADE, based in Washington, D.C., is digitizing its nearly 50-year archive in partnership with the D.C. Public Library. This month, the newspaper and the library announced that the early years of 1969 to 1982 are complete and available online. The remaining years will be added over the course of the year. To access the archives, go to washingtonblade.com and click on the Archives link.
TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES