by Joe Siegel
A new magazine and website focused on the Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, LGBT community and its visitors has launched.
Out & About Puerto Vallarta (O&APV) will publish its first issue in January 2018. The website, www.outandaboutpv.com is live now.
With a monthly distribution of 5,000 copies, the upscale glossy magazine will feature lifestyle and travel articles focused on the growing LGBT population in Puerto Vallarta, as well as the millions of tourists that visit annually.
The publication will be bilingual in English and Spanish. It will be distributed at hotels, restaurants, bars and other locations throughout Puerto Vallarta, including Old Town.
The magazine is owned by Jerry Jones and Benjamin Camarena Garcia, and is a sister publication to Out & About Nashville, Inc. (O&AN), based in Nashville, Tenn. O&AN is celebrating its 15th year in business and is Tennessee’s largest LGBT publication. (For more about O&AN, see Pressing Questions below.)
“Benjamin and I are excited to be able to start this exciting magazine to keep the growing LGBT population and its visitors in Puerto Vallarta informed and entertained,” Jones said.
Joseph Brant, a longtime O&AN staff member and its current managing digital editor, will serve as the general manager and editor of the new publication.
In addition to overseeing O&APV’s editorial operations, Brant will continue to manage all digital properties including O&AN’s website, Facebook page, Twitter account, and weekly email newsletter.
“I’m excited to share the community-based philosophy of Out & About with members of the LGBT community in Puerto Vallarta," Brant said. "I look forward to learning more from longtime residents, tourists, and community leaders as we build editorial and sales staff.”
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