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GAY SAN DIEGO columnist MICHAEL KIMMEL has published his first book, “The Gay Man’s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage.” Published by Rowman & Littlefield, it was released on June 8.
GED MAGAZINE, which stands for Gay Entertainment Directory and is based in Long Beach, Calif., celebrated its fourth anniversary with June 2017 issue.
GoGUiDE MAGAZINE, based in Iowa City, Iowa, raised $500 as part of its fundraising partnership with the Iowa City Pride Committee. Iowa City celebrated Pride June 14, and the check was presented to the committee June 1. This came as a result of a partnership that had the magazine print the official local pride guide. In turn, the magazine promised to donate a portion of the sales of every advertising and sponsorship package sold to the pride committee.
GoGUiDE MAGAZINE also announced two new additions to its staff. CASEY BARTLEY will join the staff as a regular columnist. His column My Perfectly Imperfect World will debut online this month and in print this September. Also joining the staff is WILLIAM SPENCER, who will serve as assistant editor as well as write a regular column on the local film scene.
RUDY KIKEL, author, poet, longtime arts editor at Boston’s BAY WINDOWS, died on May 23 of a heart attack. He was 75. Kikel joined newspaper from its inception as poetry, arts and entertainment editor, a job he held for over 20 years. After retiring, he published a selection of his popular “One of Us” interview columns as a book. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2002. He survived by his husband and partner of 30 years, STERLING GILES. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be directed to GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, 30 Winter Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02108, or to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (note in memo line: Movement Disorder Center), 330 Brookline Avenue, SCC809D, Boston, MA 02215.
KENNETH MAYER, MD, founding medial research director of Boston’s Fenway Health and professor at Harvard Medical School, is the new editor in chief of the JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY.
MESSAGE, based in Los Angeles, celebrated its 20th anniversary with its Summer 2017 issue.
OUR LIVES, based in Madison, Wisc., celebrated its 10th anniversary in July 2017.
PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS is the winner of the 2016 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Deadline Reporting for its coverage of the Pulse tragedy in Orlando last year. The newspaper is the only LGBT publication among the 85 publications honoured across the U.S. The award is shared by Editor JENN COLLETTA, Art Director/Photographer SCOTT A. DRAKE, and former staff writer PAIGE COOPERSTEIN.
THE RAINBOW TIMES, based in Boston, launched its first annual Pride Cruise series on June 23 and June 25 out of Salem, Mass., during North Shore Pride weekend.
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