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Southern Voice Shuttered, Others in Question

From Chris Geidner at LawDork: Southern Voice Shuttered, Others in Question:
"This is big, bad news.

It is important to note, though, that sales and ownership changes in the past decade have made it so that not all Blade publications are under the same ownership. Window Media lists as its 'family of publications' – Washington Blade, Southern Voice, Houston Voice, South Florida Blade, David Atlanta and The 411 Magazine.]"

This is bad bad bad bad news!

Anyone with a few dollar bills steppin' in to stop this monstrosity?!? Yes, yes, I know being a blogger I 'assisted with this downward spiral.' I doubt anyone came to Ameriqueer, though, to read my content, that would have hit the Blade's website instead.

And I'm really really upset about this. The Blade had outstanding content. This was THE LGBT weekly of the Nation. We can't possibly have the same presence we once had without it. I mourn all LGBT media if the Blade is really gone.

So anyone with some money out there--can you help a gay community out? Please rescue the Houston Voice, the Washington Blade, the South Florida Blade and Southern Voice.

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