News is Out is a pioneering national collaborative of the leading local queer news publishers. The collaborative includes six of the leading local and queer-owned LGBTQ+ publishers across the nation

Mission Statement: We deliver compelling journalism, which engages, amplifies and connects the LGBTQ+ community.

Vision Statement: To advance LGBTQ+ equality through solutions-oriented journalism, in the face of continued discrimination.


Meet the Members of News is Out: National Queer Media Collaborative

Tracy Baim, Co-founder and former Publisher of Windy City Times

Eboné Bell, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine

Photo: Pete Exis

Lynne Brown, Publisher of Washington Blade

Leo Cusimano, Publisher of Dallas Voice

Mark Segal, Founder and Publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News

Michael Yamashita, Publisher of Bay Area Reporter

Dana Piccoli, Project Manager/Editor of News is Out

Penny Riordan, Director of Business Strategy and Partnerships at Local Media Association