TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) ECHO MAGAZINE, based in Phoenix, entered its 32nd year of publication with its October 2020 issue. Additionally, BILL OROVAN stepped down as publisher as the magazine was sold to […]

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Publications adapt as markets hit by second wave

by Joe Siegel The novel coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy, shuttering businesses and forcing the cancellation of concerts, festivals, parades, parties and sporting events. As well, LGBTQ publications have been severely impacted, resulting in a sizeable drop in advertising […]

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Newspapers jointly back Biden/Harris ticket

by Fred Kuhr For the first time in its history, the organization representing 12 legacy LGBTQ newspapers has issued a joint political endorsement — Joe Biden for president and Kamala Harris for vice president. The endorsement made by members of the National […]

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Washington Blade sues Trump Administration

by Fred Kuhr Attorneys for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on behalf of the Washington Blade and one of its reporters. The suit, filed on September 15, seeks to compel the […]

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My notorious RBG moment

by Mark Segal(Mark Segal is the publisher of Philadelphia Gay News. This column originally appeared in PGN. It is reprinted here with permission.) In the 1990s, the U.S. Senate was attempting in every possible way to censor this new thing called the […]

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Pressing Questions: The Leather Journal of Los Angeles

Interview with Founder, Publisher and Editor Dave Rhodesby Joe Siegel Geographic coverage area: Currently a free-distribution publication delivered to leather shops, bars and community service venues all over the country. Year founded: Issue #1 was introduced on May 1, 1987. It was […]

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TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) BAY WINDOWS, based in Boston, entered its 38th year of publication with its July 30, 2020, issue. THE CENTRAL VOICE, based in Middletown, Penn., received five awards as part […]

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Election coverage ramps up in final stretch

by Joe Siegel LGBTQ publications have been providing comprehensive coverage of the presidential election, which has been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter (BAR), for one, provided online coverage of both the Democratic and Republican conventions. News […]

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Chicago’s venerable Windy City Times ends print edition after 35 years

by Fred Kuhr Windy City Times, Chicago’s only remaining LGBTQ newspaper, is moving to a digital-only format starting in October. The September 30, 2020, edition, which marks the paper’s 35th anniversary, will be its last regular free-standing print issue. The website windycitytimes.com will continue […]

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LGBTQ publications help beat back ad tax in DC

by Fred Kuhr Two Washington, D.C., publications targeting the LGBTQ community lobbied against the city’s proposed advertising tax, resulting in its city council reversing course. The Washington Blade and Tagg Magazine, which focuses on lesbians of color, along with the Washington Informer, […]

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