Thursday, March 19, 2020

TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What's happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com)
CHRIS AZZOPARDI, an editor and writer with Q SYNDICATE, had an essay he wrote published by the New York Times on February 27, 2020. It’s called "I Love You (But Do You Love Mariah Carey?)" about two things intricately bound to his identity –– his queerness and Mariah Carey –– and how that's affected his romantic pursuits. His essay is available at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/opinion/mariah-carey-fans.html

BOI MAGAZINE, based in Chicago, entered its 20th year of publication with its January 2020 issue.

ECHO MAGAZINE, based in Phoenix, launched ECHO RADIO in December 2019 in partnership with RADIO PHOENIX, a local non-profit organization that hosts diverse music and talk programming.

THE FIGHT, based in Los Angeles, celebrated its ninth anniversary in its February 2020 issue.

Steve Ganzell
STEVE GANZELL, a longtime contributor to Los Angeles-based THE FIGHT, was honored with a  “Celebration of Life” on January 5, 2020, at EAGLE LA. A citywide celebration was held January 6, 2020, in Plummer Park in West Hollywood. He passed away at home of an apparent heart attack on December 1, 2019, just after speaking at a World AIDS Day memorial in West Hollywood. He was 65.

LETTERS FROM CAMP REHOBOTH, based in Rehoboth Beach, Del., entered its 30th year of publication with its February 7, 2020, issue.

LAUREN MEANS is the new managing editor of Memphis, Tenn.-based FOCUS. Previously, she was the magazine’s social media editor. She retains that function as digital media editor as well.

MIRROR, based in Wilton Manors, Fla., entered its ninth year of publication with its February/March 2020 issue.

Karen Ocamb
KAREN OCAMB, news editor of the LOS ANGELES BLADE, and MARK SEGAL, founder and publisher of PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS, are receiving special recognition by GLAAD as part of its 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards.

OUTCLIQUE, based in Wilton Manors, Fla., entered its fourth year of publication with its December 2019 issue.

OUTSMART, based in Houston, Texas, entered its 27th year of publication with its February 2020 issue.

HELEN JEANNETTE PARSHALL has been named the new communications manager of AIDS UNITED, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization seeking to end the HIV epidemic in the United States.

Q MAGAZINE, based in Key West, Fla., entered its 15th year of publication with its January 2020 issue.

SEATTLE GAY NEWS entered its 48th year of publication with its January 3, 2020, issue.

SOUTH FLORIDA GAY NEWS held its 10th anniversary celebration on January 15, 2020, at Grieco Ford of Fort Lauderdale.

SWERV MAGAZINE, based in Upper Marlboro, Md., entered its 13th year of publication with its January/February 2020 issue.

WIREMAG, based in Miami, entered its 33rd year of publication with its January 2, 2020, issue.

TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES
Volume 21
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