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CURVE, a national news and information publication for lesbians, bisexual, transgender, and queer women and nonbinary people, entered its 34th year of publication with its January 2024 issue.

DALLAS VOICE celebrated its 40th anniversary in its May 10, 2024, issue. The newspaper also hosted a celebratory gala on May 11.

METROWEEKLY, based in Washington, D.C., celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 5, 2024.

OUTSFL, based in Wilton Manors, Fla., presented the Mizz Out South Florida Pageant on May 18, 2024, at the Sunshine Cathedral for Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Proceeds help the newspaper provide scholarships to LGBTQ students in South Florida.

PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS won several awards in the National Federation of Press Women’s 2024 annual contest for communicators, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Press Club. TIM CWIEK won in the news story category, JEREMY RODRIGUEZ for feature story, JASON VILLEMEZ for personality profile, JEN COLLETTA for columns-general, and MARK SEGAL for columns-bylined. Rodriguez also won “publication regularly edited by entrant” on behalf of the whole newspaper.

Q MAGAZINE, based in Key West, Fla., entered its 19th year of publication with its January 2024 issue.

Mary Rasura, founding editor of OutFAU

MARY RASURA, founding editor of OutFAU, the LGBTQ student newspaper at Florida Atlantic University owned by OutSFL, is the first recipient of the NORM KENT LGBTQ NEWSMAKER FUND. The $750 scholarship also includes at internship with OutSFL. The fund is administered by the OUR FUND FOUNDATION and was launched in memory of the former owner and publisher of SOUTH FLORIDA GAY NEWS (SFGN), who died in April 2023.

DAVE RHODES, editor and publisher of Los Angeles-based THE LEATHER JOURNAL, is one of this year’s inductees into the LEATHER HALL OF FAME.

SGN, formerly known as SEATTLE GAY NEWS, announced that RENEE RAKETTY, who has been with the newspaper since 2001, is its new editor, replacing acting editor BENNY LOY.

TAGG MAGAZINE, based in San Diego, launched a new series called TAGG AFTER DARK, a collection of erotica specifically for “lesbians, LGBTQ+ women, and nonbinary sapphics.”

THE UNLEASHED VOICE, based in Memphis, Tenn., celebrated its ninth anniversary in its March/April 2024 issue.

WASHINGTON BLADE’s fifth Pride on the Pier and Fireworks Show, in partnership with LURe DC and The Wharf, will take place on June 8, 2024, during D.C. Pride, from 2-10 p.m. The fireworks, presented by the Leonard-Litz Foundation, are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

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