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posted Friday, April 30, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 18
Return of the Washington Blade
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Return of the Washington Blade

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Washington Blade, the country's oldest LGBT newspaper, will return to the newsstands April 30, its new publishers say.

Founded in 1969 as a one-sheet newsletter called the Gay Blade, the paper evolved into an award-winning newspaper and website with a national and international readership.

The Blade disappeared in November 2009 when its parent company, Window Media LLC, and that company's major investor, Avalon Equity Fund, filed for bankruptcy.

Since then, former Blade staff members have produced a new publication under the name DC Agenda.

DC Agenda is owned by Brown Naff Pitts Omnimedia Inc, representing former Blade publisher Lynne Brown, editor Kevin Naff, sales executive Brian Pitts and other former Blade employees.

Brown Naff Pitts acquired all the assets of the former Blade, including rights to the name, from a federal bankruptcy court in Atlanta. The deal also included the newspaper's entire 40-year archive.

Naff and Brown said the decision to return to the Washington Blade name followed a survey of readers, which showed a solid majority in favor of restoring the Blade name.

"There are benefits to the brand recognition of a publication that was highly trusted and respected for 40 years," said Brown, who worked at the Blade for 23 years.

"The power, effectiveness and strength of the Washington Blade came from the spirit and intensity of those who wrote the stories and worked with the local community," she said. "We now have the opportunity to both restore and refresh a powerful, venerable news gathering institution and to make the treasure trove of our vibrant Gay rights and liberation movement history accessible. It doesn't get any better than this."

"For more than 40 years, the Washington Blade's commitment to excellence in journalism made it a weekly 'must read' for the LGBTQ community locally and even worldwide," Naff said. "This is the tradition we have tried to emulate with DC Agenda. We are thrilled that the Washington Blade is once again owned locally."

Naff added that Brown Naff Pitts is working to restore online access to the paper's archives as soon as possible.

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