Media group boycotts Georgia over voter suppression law

by Fred Kuhr The National LGBT Media Association, composed of 12 of the largest LGBTQ publications in the country, passed a resolution last month banning meeting in the state of Georgia. The move comes as a reaction to the recent passage of […]

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PGN publisher, editors reflect as newspaper turns 45

by Mark Segal, Al Patrick, Sarah Blazucki, Jen Colletta and Jess Bryant(The following pieces were published in the April 21, 2021, issue of Philadelphia Gay News as the newspaper celebrated its 45th anniversary. They are reprinted here with permission.) Mark Segal (Founder […]

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TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) AEQUALITAS MEDIA, based in Chicago, has launched OUTVOICES, a new national brand. This follows its acquisition of ECHO MAGAZINE in Phoenix, OUT & ABOUT in Nashville and CAMP in […]

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Bay Area Reporter marks 50th anniversary

by Joe Siegel San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter is celebrating its 50th anniversary in this month. To mark the milestone, the paper has published a special 50th anniversary issue, with articles looking back at some areas of coverage, including arts, HIV/AIDS, sports, […]

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Once a bar rag, the B.A.R. now focuses on LGBTQ news

by John Ferrannini(John Ferrannini is the assistant editor of the Bay Area Reporter. The following, reprinted with permission, is an edited version of a story that ran in the newspaper on April 1, 2021. The full piece is available at https://www.ebar.com/news/news/303476.) Fifty […]

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Texas in flux, but Dallas Voice persevering

by Joe Siegel Texas has been leading the way in reopening bars and restaurants in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, even while some have strongly advised against it. And of course, LGBTQ publications would normally rely on advertising from local bars […]

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Publisher of downstate Illinois’ first LGBTQ publication dies

by Fred Kuhr Buff Carmichael, the former publisher of Springfield, Ill.-based Prairie Flame, passed away on March 21, 2021, after what has been described as a long battle with cancer. He was 73. According to the Illinois Eagle, an online LGBTQ publication […]

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Between The Lines, a legacy to carry on

by Benjamin Jenkins(Benjamin Jenkins is the new publisher of Between The Lines and Pride Source Media Group in Metro Detroit. This piece ran in the newspaper’s February 10, 2021, issue. It is reprinted here with permission.) I first met Jan Stevenson and Susan […]

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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 AREA REPORTER, based in San Francisco, announced that its 50th anniversary issue will be published on April 1, 2021. GOGUIDE, based in Iowa City, Iowa, unveiled its new […]

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Media impacted by cancellation of in-person Prides, for second year

by Joe Siegel For the second year in a row, fears of COVID-19 have prompted cancellations of Pride festivals in major American cities including Seattle and Washington, D.C. A story which appeared in San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter last month reported that […]

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