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DALLAS VOICE celebrated its 33rd anniversary with a special anniversary edition on May 12, 2017.
DBQ MAGAZINE (DAVID BRIDGEFORTH QUARTERLY), based in New York, N.Y., entered its seventh year of publication with its Spring 2017 issue.
COMPETE, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., published its 11th annual swimsuit issue in April 2017.
MICHAEL KIMMEL, a columnist with GAY SAN DIEGO, is scheduled to release his first published book, “The Gay Man’s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage,” on June 8, 2017. He has written the newspaper’s “Life Beyond Therapy” column since November 2010.
MARC MALKIN, longtime E! News reporter, is the recipient of the 2017 LISA BEN Award for Achievement in Features Coverage from NLGJA – The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. He will accept the award at NLGJA’s annual L.A. Exclusive benefit event in Los Angeles on June 20. The award for is presented each year to a journalist whose body of work is distinguished by insight and impact through engaging features on LGBTQ individuals, the LGBTQ community or LGBTQ issues. The award is named for the pseudonym EDITH EYDE used for her pioneering publication, VICE VERSA. Eyde was the inaugural recipient of the award, and past winners have included ADVOCATE Editorial Director DIANE ANDERSON-MINSHALL and OUTSPORTS.COM Co-Founder CYD ZEIGLER. Malkin launched his celebrity journalism career more than 20 years ago at PREMIERE magazine, but began his career at Boston-based BAY WINDOWS.
PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS has received seven Keystone SPJ awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. They include Best Overall Newspaper, Editorial (first place, JEN COLLETTA); Commentary (third place, MARK SEGAL); Spot News Story (first place, JEN COLLETTA, PAIGE COOPERSTEIN, LARRY NICHOLS, SCOTT A. DRAKE, MARK SEGAL); Spot News Story (second place, JEN COLLETTA, PAIGE COOPERSTEIN), Tabloid Page Design (first place, SEAN DORN, SCOTT A. DRAKE); and Online Breaking News (first place).
SOUTH FLORIDA GAY NEWS, based in Wilton Manors, Fla., launched its first of what it plans to be monthly social and networking mixers on April 20, 2017, at the Bull Market Bar in Fort Lauderdale.
MELVIN WILSON, a longtime LGBT activist in Chicago and suburban Oak Park as well as a one-time writer for WINDY CITY TIMES in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, died on May 20, 2017, after a long battle with severe pulmonary disease. He was 74.
WINDY CITY TIMES, based in Chicago, has published a 124-page visitor’s guide to the city, called “The 2017 OUT! Chicago and Illinois LGBTQ Visitor’s Guide.” The guide is distributed throughout Illinois, and is available as a free download on the Windy City Times website: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/TravelGuideFrontpage/current.pdf . U.S. visitors can also request a free copy to be mailed to them, on a limited basis, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the full name and mailing address for the copy to be mailed.
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