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ADELANTE, based in Los Angeles, entered its 22nd year of publication with its June 2018 issue.
PETER BARTIS, a folklore expert who is credited with leading the development of the Library of Congress’ AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER, died on December 25, 2017, of complications from lung cancer. He is survived by his husband GEORGE BENJAMIN ZURAS. He was 68.
BEN FINZEL is behind a new a new private list and Facebook group for LGBTQ communications professionals in Washington, D.C., with the goal of fostering professional development and networking. If interested in joining the list, email
GED, which stands for GAY ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTORY and is based in Long Beach, Calif., entered its sixth year of publication with its June 2018 issue.
HELLO MR., based in Brooklyn, N.Y., is closing after six years and 10 issues.
JAMES SAKEZLES, known as JIM KELLY as a South Florida radio personality from the 1960s to the early 2000s, died on March 17, 2018. He was 64.
Connie Kurtz (r) and Ruthie Bermin

CONNIE KURTZ, the activist who appeared with her wife RUTHIE BERMIN in the documentary RUTHIE AND CONNIE: EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE, died on May 27, 2018. She is survived by Berman. Kurtz was 83.

GEOFF MANASSE, the famed Seattle-based photojournalist and commercial photographer, died suddenly on January 19, 2018. His 1995 book of photographs and interviews of 24 gay and lesbian families called MAKING LOVE VISIBLE: IN CELEBRATION OF GAY AND LESBIAN FAMILIES won a National Lambda Literary Award. He is survived by his husband BAO LE and his sons KAI LE and KENNETH LE DO. He was 77.
Tuesday Mahrle and Kaely Monahan

TUESDAY MAHRLE and KAELY MONAHAN, of the podcast WHISKEY AND POPCORN, are the newest contributors to Phoenix-based ECHO Magazine. They are behind the magazine’s new monthly “At The Box Office” film previews column.
THE NATIONAL LGBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is holding its largest annual conference in Philadelphia this year, with up to 5,000 people expected from August 14-17.
OUTSMART, based in Houston, Texas, published its largest issue ever – 212 pages – in June 2018.

THE WASHINGTON BLADE, based in D.C., was named a sponsor of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week. The game and related events took place in mid-July at Nationals Park and other locations throughout the nation’s capital.

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