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THE GAY ALLIANCE OF GENESEE VALLEY, publisher of Rochester, N.Y.-based THE EMPTY CLOSET, has moved to news offices in the city’s Neighborhood of the Arts. The new space will be known as the Gay Alliance Offices and LGBTQ Resource Center.
SHARON HOPE GITTLEMAN, a former writer for Livonia, Mich.-based BETWEEN THE LINES, died on July 7, 2015. She left the newspaper eight years ago due to kidney disease and ultimately passed away from complications of dialysis. She was 56.
GLBTQ.COM, which billed itself as the world’s largest encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer culture, closed down on August 1, 2015, due to lack of advertising revenue. It was launched in 2003, and in 2005, it was named one of the “Best Free Reference Websites” by the American Library Association. The website’s materials are still available at .
GUY CENTRAL FLORIDA MAGAZINE, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., published issue #001 on July 22, 2015.
STEVE LENIUS, a columnist for Minneapolis-based LAVENDER MAGAZINE for over 20 years, was selected student commencement speaker at Metropolitan State University and was chosen outstanding student in the university’s College of Individualized Studies.
SHANE LUECK, assistant managing editor of Minneapolis-based LAVENDER MAGAZINE, received a master’s degree in multicultural college teaching and learning from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
NIGHTSPOTS, a stand-alone biweekly publication of Chicago-based WINDY CITY MEDIA GROUP, merged into the weekly WINDY CITY TIMES in July 2015. NIGHTSPOTS, and its predecessor NIGHTLINES, published as a stand-alone publication for over 25 years. Editor and art director KIRK WILLIAMSON continues as leader of the new-look insert.
UNITE INDIANAPOLIS celebrated its first anniversary with its June/July 2015 issue.
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