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BOSTON SPIRIT will be sponsoring its first-ever 5Gay, its version of a 5K fun run, in November in Provincetown, Mass.
Lou Chibbaro Jr.
LOU CHIBBARO JR., senior news reporter at the WASHINGTON BLADE, has been named an “icon” by the EQUALITY FORUM, an advocacy group that promotes awareness of LGBTQ history. Chibbaro will be among those the group honors during LGBT History Month in October.
GAY CITY NEWS, based in New York City, unveiled its new logo in June 2019. The new logo combines both the paper’s full name as well as the initials GCN in lower case. The new logo was designed by MICHAEL SHIREY, the newspaper’s former creative director.
GAY SAN DIEGO is up for sale. Publisher DAVID MANNIS sold the five other community newspapers he used to own in April 2019 to his ex-wife, but he retained control Gay San Diego. But he announced last month that he is ready to retire altogether. Interested parties can contact Mannis at or 858-750-5631.
Dubbs Weinblatt

GOGUIDE MAGAZINE, based in Iowa City, Iowa, enters its fourth year of publication with its September 2019 issue.

DALE GODFREY, a contributing photographer for San Francisco’s BAY AREA REPORTER, died June 30, 2019, after suffering a heart attack. He was 72.
YARIEL VALDÉS GONZALEZ, the WASHINGTON BLADE contributor from Cuba seeking asylum in the United States, appeared before an immigration judge in Louisiana late last month. A second hearing is scheduled for September 6, 2019.
WATERMARK, based in Orlando, Fla., moved to new office space in Baldwin East on July 12, 2019.
THE WASHINGTON BLADE will celebrated its 50th anniversary at a gala on October 18, 2019,  at the Intercontinental Hotel in D.C. Tickets available at
DUBBS WEINBLATT, a trans genderqueer improv performer, is the host of GAY CITY NEWS’ new podcast called THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT. It’s available through the Apple podcast app.

Volume 21
Issue 5

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