Monday, November 16, 2009

Southern Voice, David, and others have shut their doors

PQA reports that Window Media, LLC has shut its doors:
The publishers of Southern Voice and David Atlanta magazine—along with a handful of other gay publications—abruptly closed its doors over the weekend, ending a months-long battle with a federal receivership that has imperiled the gay media company.
This means that Southern Voice, Davïd Atlanta, and other regional gay newspapers (Washington Blade, Houston Voice, South Florida Blade, The 411 Magazine) are no more. As of this writing, some of their websites are still up, but appear to be overloaded or experiencing other intermittent errors.

To Laura Douglas-Brown, Dyana Bagby, Ryan Lee, Matt Schafer, and the other writers and editors of Southern Voice and David Atlanta, our hearts go out to you. This could be one of the worst possible times for gay community publications to shut down, just as American political sentiment is starting to turn towards equality once again.

In spite of previous (and embarrassingly newsworthy!) bickering between parts of Atlanta's LGBT community, GLBTATL.org is still here, and will be here to help in whatever ways we can. Please don't hesitate to call on us if there is some way we can help you during this time.

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