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ANDY LIEN, editorial director of Minneapolis-based LAVENDER, is stepping down after seven years at the publication.
OUTSMART, based in Houston, was recognized by the Houston Press Club for last October’s “Heroes of Harvey” issue, capturing a second-place Lone Star Award for magazine layout. The issue focused on telling the stories of Hurricane Harvey’s LGBTQ heroes and survivors. The magazine also was second-place in the magazine article category for its July 2017 cover story about Harris County District Attorney KIM OGG as well as in the magazine column category for a piece by contributor KRISTOPHER SHARP about the deadly impacts of Texas’ anti-LGBTQ adoption and foster care laws.
|Boston Spirit’s David Zimmerman
RAWSTORY MEDIA owners MICHAEL ROGERS and JOHN BYRNE recently acquired two new websites – ALTERNET.ORG, a pioneer in progressive online journalism, and THE NEW CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, a website focused on politics, civil liberties and the LGBTQ community.
TARBOY PRODUCTIONS is a new Philadelphia-based production company made up entirely of LGBTQ people of color. Its first endeavor is an online show and YouTube channel called OUTPOUR, which features a mix of pop culture and social justice talk.
LEAH WRIGHT is the new managing editor at FOCUS, based in Memphis, Tenn.
DAVID ZIMMERMAN, publisher of BOSTON SPIRIT magazine, has been named 2018 Person of the Year by NEW ENGLAND PRIDE TV.
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