Sunday, December 29, 2013

TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

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BAY TIMES, based in San Francisco, celebrated 35 years of publication with its Nov. 14, 2013, issue.

COURTNEY BEDELL is the new writer for Baltimore-based GAY LIFE. She will be writing the newspaper’s monthly advice column covering all aspects of transgender life.

SARAH BLAZUCKI, former editor of PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS, was elected treasurer of UNITY: JOURNALISTS FOR DIVERSITY, an umbrella organization that includes the NATIONAL LESBIAN AND GAY JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION.

BLEU MAGAZINE, based in New York City, recently celebrated its seventh anniversary. In the same issue, the magazine unveiled BOMBSHELL BY BLEU, a female-focused publication edited by SUMMER ALEXANDER.

LAURA DOUGLAS-BROWN, founding editor of Atlanta-based GA VOICE, is stepping down after three and a half years. She will be replaced by DAVID AARON MOORE. Douglas-Brown will remain a co-owner and advisor to the newspaper.

NANCY FORD and her column “What a World,” which formerly ran in Houston-based OUTSMART magazine, can now be read in Houston’s MONTROSE STAR newspaper. Ford helped found OUTSMART in 1994, where she served as senior editor since 2006. She left that position in January 2013.

GAY.COM has lunched its new mobile app available for Apple devices. Gay.com’s new Apple mobile app is now available for free download through the Apple App Store

GAY CALGARY MAGAZINE, based in Calgary, Alberta, marked its 10th anniversary with its November 2013 issue.

MORGAN H. HURLEY is the new editor, and the first female editor, of GAY SAN DIEGO. Former editor ANTHONY KING left to take a position with the School of International Relations at UC San Diego.

DOUG IRELAND, a longtime LGBT rights advocate whose work appeared in publications such as POZ MAGAZINE, THE VILLAGE VOICE and NEW YORK MAGAZINE died Oct. 26, 2013, at the age of 67. Since 2005, he served as international contributing editor to New York City-based GAY CITY NEWS.

MICHAEL KOHL, a former advertising manager at BALTIMORE GAY PAPER, died suddenly on Oct. 12, 2013, at the age of 48.

LESBIAN NEWS, based in Torrance, Calif., celebrated its 39th anniversary with its August 2013 issue.

DAN MCEVILY, longtime writer for Baltimore-based GAY LIFE, is the newspaper’s new editor. He takes over for MAGGIE BEETZ, who leaves to take a position in marketing with Center Stage, the city’s largest professional producing theater.

OUTWORD MAGAZINE, based in Sacramento, Calif, entered its 19th year of publication with its Aug. 22, 2013, issue.

QUEST MAGAZINE, based in Green Bay, Wisc., celebrated 20 years of publication with its December 2013 issue.

SAN DIEGO LGBT WEEKLY recently earned 11 awards from the San Diego Press Club, bringing its total to 26 awards for excellence in journalism in the last three years. This year, the newspaper was honored with the following awards:
First Place: Non-Daily Newspapers, Commentary
First Place: Non-Daily Newspapers, History
First Place: Non-Daily Newspapers, Political/Government
First Place: Non-Daily Newspapers, Reviews in Arts and Entertainment
Second Place: Non-Daily Newspapers, Feature Layout Design
Second Place: Non-Daily Newspapers, General News
Second Place: Non-Daily Newspapers, Profile
Third Place: Non-Daily Newspapers, Arts and Entertainment Reporting
Third Place: Non-Daily Newspapers, Front Page Design
Third Place: Non-Daily Newspapers, Investigative Reporting
Third Place: Non-Daily Newspapers, Feature

WISCONSIN GAZETTE, based in Milwaukee, celebrated its fourth anniversary with its Nov. 14, 2013, issue.

TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES
Volume 15
Issue 9

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