THE BILERICO PROJECT (BILERICO.COM) celebrated its ninth anniversary as a blog on September 25, 2013.
BIL BROWNING, publisher of THE BILERICO PROJECT, has been appointed to a one-year term on the board of directors of the NATIONAL LESBIAN AND GAY JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION. Also appointed to a one-year term is BARBARA DOZETOS, former editor of the now-defunct Vermont-based OUT IN THE MOUNTAINS.
SEAN BUGG, former co-publisher of Washington, D.C.-based METRO WEEKLY, stepped down at the end of August to work full-time with the national LGBT non-profit he launched, the Next Generation Leadership Foundation, which provides educational opportunities, mentoring and leadership training for youth and young adults.
RAFA CARVAJAL, publisher and editor in chief of Miami-based WIRE MAGAZINE, is now also chief operating officer of QUADRANT HOLDINGS, a business whose main operating company in Q LINK WIRELESS, which provides cellular telecommunications services to people around the United States under the federal Lifeline program.
JEN COLLETTA, editor of PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS, got engaged to her partner ASHLEE TURTURRO on their sixth anniversary, April 14, 2013.
COMPETE, the LGBT sports magazine based in Tempe, Ariz., unveiled its Metro Phoenix edition in May 2013. The magazine also plans a Los Angeles-specific edition. Additionally, the magazine’s “Ally Editor” MATT FISH has moved on to a new opportunity as publisher of REBOUND, the official magazine of the National Basketball Retired Players Association.
FRONTIERS MEDIA, based in Los Angeles, is presenting the first annual Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Wedding Expo, on November 10, 2013, at the Downtown Los Angeles Athletic Club.
NATE GOWDY, staff photographer at SEATTLE GAY NEWS, beat out 14 other finalists in the 2013 PDNEDU STUDENT PHOTO CONTEST sponsored by the PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS (PDN), claiming the grand prize for fashion/portraiture.
BRENDA KNIGHT has been named publisher of Berkeley, Calif.-based CLEIS PRESS, the largest independent queer publishing company in the United States.
ODYSSEY MAGAZINE, based in New York, has unveiled the first issue of its Toronto edition with its September/October 2013 issue. The magazine also publishes a Los Angeles edition.
DAVID WEBB, a writer for PRESS PASS Q and the man behind THE RARE REPORTER blog (THERAREREPORTER.BLOGSPOT.COM), had a story picked up by HUFFPOST GAY VOICES (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/04/texas-rv-park-owner-anti-transgender_n_3865925.html?1378305506).
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