First, the obviously liberal and pro-gay Blade claimed they had a tradition of objectivity:. Blade editor Kevin Naff welcomed the news. In what universe, pray tell? This is just another liberal rag promoted by intolerant homosexual bigots who so desperately need intensive diversity training. Like Like. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
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The Gay Blade, October 1969
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The paper was originally launched as an independent publication in October with a focus on bringing the community together. In , the Blade was purchased by Window Media LLC ,  a group of gay-oriented newspapers circulated throughout the United States  with a staff composed of professional journalists, becoming a leading source of news for the readers both in Washington and around the nation. In November , the Blade and several related publications, including the Southern Voice , were shut down after Window Media announced it was closing business. The ownership group of the Agenda consisted of many former staff members of the Blade , who purchased the trademark and paper archives out of bankruptcy court. The first issue of the newly independent Blade debuted on April 30, Afraid of a backlash over the publication, many of the initial authors of writings in the Blade used pen names during the early years of publishing.
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The Washington Blade stopped the presses Monday after 40 years, but another publication serving the gay community may rise in its ashes. Naff said. The move came as a surprise even to top staffers.