Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

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BETWEEN THE LINES, based in Livonia, Mich., debuted its new wedding website, Beyond The Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo, in preparation for its wedding expo on March 26, 2017. The site is available at www.MILGBTWedding.com.

CAMP KANSAS CITY, based in Kansas City, Mo., entered its 14th year of publication with its February 2017 issue.

THE FIGHT, based in Los Angeles, celebrated its sixth anniversary with its February 2017 issue.

GET OUT, based in Queens, N.Y., published its 300th issue on January 25, 2017.

GOGUIDE MAGAZINE and the Iowa City Pride Committee have agreed on a partnership that will have the magazine print the official local pride guide. In turn, the magazine will donate a portion of the sales of every advertising and sponsorship package sold to the pride committee.

GOLIATH, based in Atlanta, entered its third year of publication with its February 2017 issue.

HOT SPOTS, based in Oakland Park, Fla., published a “special souvenir” issue on January 26, 2017, celebrating the Obama presidency. It featured a cover photo with the headline “Thank you, Mr. President: A Tribute to America’s First ‘Equality’ President” as well as an open letter to Obama from publisher PETER CLARK and general manager PETER JACKSON.

Shin Inouye
SHIN INOUYE has been named director of communications and media relations at the Washington, D.C.-based Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. He was the director of specialty media in the Obama White House Office of Communications from 2009-2014, which included acting as communications officer for LGBT media.

LETTERS FROM CAMP REHOBOTH, based in Rehoboth Beach, Del., entered its 27th year of publication with its February 3, 2017, issue.

THE MIRROR, based in Wilton Manors, Fla., entered its sixth year of publication with its January 2017 issue.

OUTSMART, based in Houston, entered its 24th year of publication with its February 2017 issue.

PALETTE, based in Miami and published by the MIAMI HERALD, announced that it will now feature the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s CLARITY BUSINESS MAGAZINE. The first issue to feature the magazine in its entirety was the February/March 2017 issue. April/May and August/September will also include the magazine in its entirety. Other issues will feature several pages of content.

PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS and DVLF, an LGBT grant-making organization, collaborated on the inaugural “Skate Pride Love” networking and social event, held the day before Valentine’s Day.

Watermark's Jake Stevens
PINK TRIANGLE PRESS, Canada’s leading LGBT media group, announced the appointment of DAVID WALBERG as its executive director effective April 3, 2017. Walberg will lead a team of 55 staff in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver. Walberg has worked at the organization for more than 25 years and is currently its digital chief executive. The media group produces LGBT journalism at DailyXtra.com and through a variety of content distribution relationships in Canada and abroad.

THE RAINBOW TIMES, based in Boston, celebrated its 10th anniversary with its February 2, 2017, issue, marking the date of its first print issue.

JAKE STEVENS celebrated his 10th anniversary as art director for WATERMARK, based in Orlando, Fla.

CHRISTOPHER “CHANCE” TAFFER, a photographer and former staffer at Wilton Manors, Fla.-based SFGN, as well as its predecessor EXPRESS GAY NEWS, died on January 23, 2017. He was 47.

TAGG, based in Washington, D.C., entered its sixth year of publication with its January/February 2017 issue.

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