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OutTraveler.com and American Express Introduce Provincetown City Guide 2013
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OutTraveler.com and American Express Introduce Provincetown City Guide 2013
OutTraveler.com and American Express curate guide to Provincetownshopping, dining, hotels, and nightlife
July 17, 2013 (New York) — OutTraveler.com (www.outtraveler.com), the standard of gay travel, and American Express have teamed up to create the “Provincetown Guide 2013,” a directory to help visitors find the city’s best shopping, dining, hotels, and nightlife. The comprehensive Provincetown city guide, hosted on OutTraveler.com, coincides with American Express’s Provincetown Shop Small program, during which American Express will host a pop up store for small merchants in the heart of Provincetown. The Shop Small program began on June 15th and continues through Labor Day weekend.
Now live at www.outtraveler.com/provincetown, OutTraveler.com and American Express’s “Provincetown Guide 2013” offers travel tips for planning a getaway to one of the most popular destinations for LGBT travelers. Planning tools include the best methods for traveling to the island, what vacationers should pack, and what to expect upon arrival.
Once guests are settled in Provincetown, they can visit www.outtraveler.com/provincetownfor an easy-to-read interactive map highlighting the hottest shops, restaurants and nightlife.  Adding a local flavor, the guide provides merchant profiles with various insights and the “inside scoop” on Provincetown through the eyes of local business owners and employees.  All merchants featured accept American Express Cards®.
The “Provincetown Guide 2013” calendar, lists all the best things to do and see while staying in Provincetown, including the season’s annual July 4th and Carnival celebrations.  OutTraveler.com will gather photos from each event and add them to a Provincetownslideshow for visitors to share and reminisce about their Provincetown experience.
The OutTraveler.com and American Express “Provincetown 2013 Guide” can be found at:
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the company to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the limited operating history and variability of operating results; ability to achieve its operating plan; competition; timing and success of product launches; success of marketing efforts; and dependence on technology infrastructure, cable and satellite operators, and the Internet.
Three Premieres Come to Here TV This Friday
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Mark Umbach
Macias Media Group
323-850-0079
Three Premieres Come to Here TV This Friday
Half-Share, Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads, and The Gayest Show Ever all debut this Friday on Here TV.
June 3, 2013 (NEW YORK) — Here TV (www.heretv.com), America’s only gay TV network, will premiere three new pieces of programming this Friday, June 7, 2013. As part of its summer 2013 Pride Season slate, the network is pleased to Here TV debut of the 30-minute comedy Half-Share, the television premiere of the feature-length film Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads,and the network premiere of the new series The Gayest Show Ever.
Half-Share, from directors Sean Hanley and Jesse Archer, stars Alec Mapa, Jack Plotnick, Kyle Spidle, and Sam Pancake. Fresh out of a long-term relationship, Mac (Spidle) leaves Oregon for a summer on Fire Island and must decide if he can handle his eccentric new housemates on the mythical Island of Misfit Boys.
Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads was directed by Michael Shiralli and stars Jeffery Roberson as Varla Jean Merman. After years of performing in dive bars and bathhouses around New Orleans, semicelebrity and loose chanteuse Varla Jean Merman is watching her audience get older by the minute. In a last-ditch effort to prop up her sagging career, Varla decides to go after a younger crowd—kids.
The Gayest Show Ever takes a smart, sexy, and hilarious bite out of global gay culture. Designed for straights and gays alike, the half-hour show is led by a lively host and features field interviews with guest reporters. The show blends a documentary sensibility with cheeky humor. With political controversies, one-of-a-kind personalities, and bizarre community rituals, the show paints a portrait of gay life like you’ve never seen before.
Here TV airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. Here TV appears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top 10 market. On most major cable providers, Here TV can be found by entering the “On Demand” menu, selecting “Premium,” and then selecting “Here TV on Demand.” To find out how to get Here TV, log on to www.heretv.com/AGetHerePage. Or sign up for Here TV Online and watch Here TV series, films, and specials now at http://premium.heretv.com.
Here TV titles can also be viewed through numerous online channels including YouTube paid channels (http://www.youtube.com/user/HereTVPremium), Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon.
Get exclusive Here TV updates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HereTelevisionand on Twitter at @heretv.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the company to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the limited operating history and variability of operating results; ability to achieve its operating plan; competition; timing and success of product launches; success of marketing efforts; and dependence on technology infrastructure, cable and satellite operators, and the Internet.
The Knot Partners With Here Media for Same-Sex Wedding Survey
The Knot Partners With Here Media for Same-Sex Wedding Survey
New survey will look into wedding spending as well as same-sex couples’ take on existing and new wedding traditions
May 22, 2013 (LOS ANGELES) —  The Knot (www.theknot.com), the nation’s number-one wedding resource, has partnered with Here Media Inc. (www.heremedia.com), the world’s leading gay media company, to create a new co-branded same-sex wedding survey that will examine how same-sex couples approach wedding planning. The first-ever survey of its kind will also look at how same-sex couples are integrating existing traditions into their wedding ceremonies, as well as reformulating and creating new traditions to fit their nuptials. Plus, it will offer insight into spending on wedding-related events and how spend and planning habits compare to their straight counterparts.
“At The Knot, we eat, sleep, dream and breathe weddings. We could not be more excited that 12 states, Washington D.C. (and counting!) are finally allowing same-sex couples the right to marry, declare their love for one another and plan those weddings,” said Rebecca Dolgin, The Knot editor in chief. “That’s why we’re delighted to partner with Here Media to gain insight into this group’s wedding planning. It’s a historic time for our country as more and more states pass this legislation; we’re excited to be at the forefront by being the first to provide this level of detail and information on how same-sex couples plan and how their weddings compare to those of straight couples. We’re even launching our first-ever Special Interest Publication on same-sex weddings in June too.”
Here Media and its iconic brands, including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, Gay.com, SheWired.com, and Gay.net, has collaborated with The Knoteditors to develop and deploy survey questions to readers visiting both companies’ various web properties. The survey focuses on same-sex wedding information, new trends and how traditions are changing as more and more states pass legislation allowing civil unions and same-sex marriage. The Knot and Here Media teams will gather the survey results and make them available to both media and consumers interested in the trends of same-sex weddings.
“Gay weddings are no longer a fantasy; they’re fast becoming the norm,” said Stephen Murray, Here Media’s SVP Marketing & Brand Strategy.  “Our 2013 Here Media/MRI survey reports that nearly 20% of our audience is planning to get married in the next one to three years.  That's a huge increase from even a year ago, and one which opens up an array of new opportunities for wedding, bridal, and travel advertisers.  We’re thrilled to partner with The Knot to give these advertisers insight into the latest buying trends and behaviors to help them tap into this lucrative market.”
Couples can fill out the survey now at: https://questionpro.com/t/AEFmfZPhec
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
About The Knot
The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource, reaching nearly every bride in Americathrough the number-one wedding website, TheKnot.com; The Knot national and local wedding magazines; The Knot book series; and syndicated columns in newspapers nationwide. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO; www.xogroupinc.com), a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Follow The Knot on Twitter @theknot.
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In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of Here Media Inc. to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the limited operating history and variability of operating results; ability to achieve its operating plan; competition; timing and success of product launches; success of marketing efforts; and dependence on technology infrastructure, cable and satellite operators, and the Internet.
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Mark Umbach
Macias Media Group
323-850-0079
Stephanie Fraiman
The Knot
212-515-3595
Here TV Announces All-New Summer 2013 Pride Programming
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Mark Umbach
Macias Media Group
323-850-0079
Here TV Announces All-New Summer 2013 Pride Programming
America’s only gay TV network unveils a diverse mix of television premieres as well as the return of network favorites
May 14, 2013 (NEW YORK) — Here TV, America’s only gay TV network, today announced an exciting slate of new and returning programs debuting during the 2013 Pride Season. This summer Here TV is happy to announce the return of She’s Living for This for a second season as well as a special pride celebration episode of fan favorite Just Josh. In addition, Here TV has the television premiere of the feature film Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads as well as the network premiere of the new series The Gayest Show Ever and the comedy special Half-Share.
“We have put together a very exciting line up of shows specifically for Pride Month, from a brand-new season of She's Living for This to an historic  look at the origins of gay pride. It runs the gamut and represents wonderful diversity of who we are,” said Josh Rosenzweig, Here TV’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development.
Upcoming Pride premieres from Here TV include:
She’s Living for This: Season 2 (May 31, 2013)
Sherry Vine brings back her fun-filled variety show for a whole new season. This season Sherry and company welcome the most celebrated queer comedy acts, musical performers, and other entertainers on the scene. Plus, even more original sketches will have Sherry’s loyal fans coming back for more. Season 2’s special guests include Debbie Harry, Sharon Needles, Willem, Michael Musto, Pam Ann, Johnny McGovern, Jackie Beat, the Lady Bunny, Pandora Boxx, and, of course, Season 1’s breakout star, Busted.
Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads (June 7, 2013)
This feature film was directed by Michael Shiralli and stars Jeffery Roberson as Varla Jean Merman. After years of performing in dive bars and bathhouses around New Orleans, semicelebrity and loose chanteuse Varla Jean Merman is watching her audience get older by the minute. In a last-ditch effort to prop up her sagging career, Varla decides to go after a younger crowd—kids.
The Gayest Show Ever (June 7, 2013)
The Gayest Show Ever takes a smart, sexy, and hilarious bite out of global gay culture. Designed for straights and gays alike, the half-hour show is led by a lively host and features field interviews with guest reporters. The show blends a documentary sensibility with cheeky humor. With political controversies, one-of-a-kind personalities,  and bizarre community rituals, the show paints a portrait of gay life like you’ve never seen before.
Half-Share (June 7, 2013)
From directors Sean Hanley and Jesse Archer, Half-Share features Alec Mapa, Jack Plotnick, and Sam Pancake. Fresh out of a long-term relationship, Mac (Kyle Spidle) leaves Oregonfor a summer on Fire Island and must decide if he can handle his eccentric new housemates on the mythical Island of Misfit Boys.
Just Josh: Special Pride Episode (June 21, 2013)
This special pride episode of Just Josh includes host Josh Rosenzweig interviewing people who were at the Stonewall Inn during the 1969 police raid, Kinky Boots star Billy Porter, and Heritage of Pride’s Chris Frederick, who gives a rundown on all the events of Pride week as well as a tour of the West Village.
Here TV airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. Here TV appears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top 10 market. On most major cable providers, Here TV can be found by entering the “On Demand” menu, selecting “Premium,” and then selecting “Here TV on Demand.” To find out how to get Here TV, log on to www.heretv.com/AGetHerePage. Or sign up for Here TV Online and watch Here TV series, films, and specials now at http://premium.heretv.com.
Here TV titles can also be viewed through numerous online channels including YouTube paid channels, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon.
Get exclusive Here TV updates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HereTelevisionand on Twitter at @heretv.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the company to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the limited operating history and variability of operating results; ability to achieve its operating plan; competition; timing and success of product launches; success of marketing efforts; and dependence on technology infrastructure, cable and satellite operators, and the Internet.
Here TV Launches YouTube Paid Channel
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Mark Umbach
Macias Media Group
323-850-0079
Here TV Launches YouTube Paid Channel
America's only gay television network is one of the first YouTube paid channels
May 9, 2013 (NEW YORK) -- Here TV (www.heretv.com), America's only gay television network, announced today that Here TV's award-winning programming is now available as a YouTube paid channel, the newly launched subscription-based platform. Episodes of classic Here TV series as well as new fan favorites will be available immediately on demand through the new service for a low monthly or yearly subscription fee. Here TV is one of the first paid channels rolling out on YouTube.
“We are very excited to launch our YouTube paid channel to bring our expansive, original, LGBT programming to a new global viewing platform. With a reach of more than one billion potential customers, Here TV continues to explore and embrace the latest innovations in program distribution to best serve our diverse audience,” says John Mongiardo, Here TV's Senior Vice President of Programming Operations.
Here TV will initially debut on YouTube in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, France, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Russia, and Brazil. To subscribe users must sign into a YouTube account on a computer and have a Google Wallet account. Here TV’s channel will then be available for viewing on computers, phones, tablets and TV.
Here TV titles available on the channel include fan favorites Dante's Cove and The Lair; the Emmy Award-nominated documentary 30 Years From Here; She's Living for This, starring drag sensation Sherry Vine; political talk show For & Against, hosted by Jim Morrison; dating and sex advice show Threesome;the marriage equality special Pride & Groom; the network special The Dinah Girls; and many more.
“We could not be more thrilled to be part of this launch. As we continue to create original shows, series, and movies, this new channel will allow us to have a fresh and extensive global perspective in both the development of new content and attracting an entirely new audience,” says Josh Rosenzweig, SVP of Original Programming and Development for Here TV.
Watch Here TVprogramming as a YouTube paid channel now at:
Get exclusive Here TVupdates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HereTelevisionand follow Here TV on Twitter at @heretv.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media's iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:

       

Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.

       

Web properties including Gay.net, Advocate.com, OUT.com, OUTTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the company to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the limited operating history and variability of operating results; ability to achieve its operating plan; competition; timing and success of product launches; success of marketing efforts; and dependence on technology infrastructure, cable and satellite operators, and the Internet.
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Here Media Leading Industry With Tremendous Digital Growth
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Mark Umbach
Macias Media Group
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Here Media Leading Industry With Tremendous Digital Growth
The company’s digital publishing platforms generated record page views for the first quarter 2013.
May 8, 2013 (LOS ANGELES)Here Media, the world’s leading gay media company, today announced record digital growth in key metrics during the first quarter 2013 as compared to first quarter 2012. Overall for Q1 2013, the company’s network of publishing websites more than tripled its page views, combining for a 242% increase over last year.
“Here Media has its finger on the pulse of the news and issues that are important to the LGBT audience. We have built a brand-loyal audience that returns to our network of websites on a daily basis, and now, particularly through social media, we are becoming more integrated to our readers’ lives than ever,” said Lucas Grindley, Director of Digital Strategy for Here Media. “As the LGBT community has moved from marginalized to coveted, Here Media’s growth in Web traffic and social media exposure leads the way not just for an LGBT media company but for any media company.”
With LGBT issues dominating the headlines both politically and in pop culture,  Here Media’s digital distribution platforms, including Advocate.com, Out.com, Gay.com Daily, SheWired.com, and HIVPlusMag.com,are the authorities for audiences concerned with politics, entertainment, travel, and all news important to the LGBT community. Advocate.com, Out.com, Gay.net, and SheWired.com all showed record numbers of page views and unique visitors in Q1 2013.
Advocate.com had a 184% increase page views in Q1 2013 as compared to 2012, while Out.com posted a 312% jump in page views. Gay.net saw a 415% increase in page views. SheWired.com also continues growing rapidly with a 292% page view increase. HIVPlusMag.com showed strong growth, tripling its page views in Q1 2013 as compared to Q1 2012. 
“Here Media’s online properties continue to be the best resource on the Internet for news pertaining to the LGBT community, whether it be Advocate.com’s analysis of breaking news and headlines, Out.com’s coverage of the latest fashion and lifestyle trends, or SheWired.com’s comprehensive reporting on women’s issues,” said Paul Colichman, CEO of Here Media. “Here Media continues to explore new and innovative ways to bring the most in-depth news and trends to our audience while providing our advertisers direct access to one of the most coveted demographics in the marketplace.”
Across the Here Media sites, planned features for the Supreme Court’s oral arguments for the marriage equality cases, Super Bowl coverage, Valentine's Day, and awards season all provided huge traffic numbers, delivering millions of page views. Some notable highlights included:
  • Advocate.com’s coverage of the Supreme Court’s oral arguments for the marriage equality cases.
  • Out.com's “Most Eligible Bachelors” list.
  • Out.com’s coverage of the print magazine’s cover story featuring Daniel Radcliffe was a tremendous success.
Here Media continues to expand its digital portfolio with the new, state-of-the-art Advocate Discovery application for iPad devices. Through a partnership with Web discovery engine Trapit, the new app allows users to aggregate LGBT content from around the world and tailor it to the reader’s specific interests. Advocate Discovery can now be downloaded through the Apple app store and will be curated by The Advocate’s editorial team.
Here Media’s digital properties support the success of the brands’ multimedia platform initiatives. The online extensions of both The Advocate and OUT continue to support the award-winning editorial produced by the brands’ still-vibrant print editions. The brands recently won the 2013 GLAAD Media Award for Best Magazine – Overall Coverage, which The Advocate first won in 2008 and has won, along with OUT,for the past four consecutive years.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the company to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the limited operating history and variability of operating results; ability to achieve its operating plan; competition; timing and success of product launches; success of marketing efforts; and dependence on technology infrastructure, cable and satellite operators, and the Internet.
Gay.com Announces Nationwide Marketing Push
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Mark Umbach
Macias Media Group
323-850-0079
Gay.com Announces Nationwide Marketing Push
In a summer marketing blitz, the world’s first and most trusted gay social dating brings its new design to Pride Festivals and LGBT events across the country.
May 2, 2013 (LOS ANGELES)Gay.com,the world’s original and most recognized LGBT social networking site, today announced a new Summer 2013 marketing initiative to capitalize on the successful launch of its dynamic new website. Focused on several key markets, the new campaign will showcase Gay.com’s comprehensive online networking experience designed for gay men looking to meet friends, find activity partners, or form relationships. 
“Since its inception, Gay.com has been a leader in online dating for the gay community. The recent enhancements to Gay.com make it easier for like-minded individuals to connect and meet others with similar interests. We’re excited to make an extended push across the country with a reinvigorated marketing campaign that will excite our existing members and introduce Gay.com to a whole new generation of Web-savvy users,” said Bernard Rook, General Manager of Gay.com.
Gay.com will head to Prides and other LGBT-affiliated events across the country with a specific focus on the South, the Midwest, Southern California, and Las Vegas. The brand will use specialized street teams to educate users about the product’s new features and encourage people to become members of the most trusted brand in online gay dating.  Events include Pride Festivals in New York, Philadelphia, Durham, Houston, Toledo, Indianapolis, Louisville, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas.
In addition to its already trusted features like instant messaging, extensive profiles, and photo galleries, the new Gay.com now offers a wide array of fresh and exciting features. Its new design gives members quicker and easier access to suggested matches, new messages, and friend requests. It also allows members to create personalized lists, identify member locations, and send photos, while also updating their status, expanding their profiles, curating their photos into albums, and sending photos to other members. Additionally, Gay.com’s new Lifestyle section updates members with current news, editorial, and features from the most trusted gay and lesbian brands from the Here Media portfolio, including The Advocate, OUT, and Gay.net.
One of Gay.com members’ favorite and most used features, Chat,has an updated look and feel. Chat is now an integrated messaging system that can be accessed throughout the site, allowing members to move through profiles and pages while simultaneously chatting. The new site also provides members the opportunity to join various Communities based on particular interests such as Military Service, Fitness, and many others. 
As always, Gay.com continues to provide a user-friendly social networking system where members can meet like-minded individuals. Members can immediately access member profiles, create their own lists for organizing contacts, multi-chat, and learn more about other members than just their location. The site’s new and existing extensive social networking capabilities provide a safe and comfortable online meeting environment. 
Visit the new Gay.com today at www.gay.com.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the company to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the limited operating history and variability of operating results; ability to achieve its operating plan; competition; timing and success of product launches; success of marketing efforts; and dependence on technology infrastructure, cable and satellite operators, and the Internet.
The Advocate Launches LGBT Discovery App
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Mark Umbach
Macias Media Group
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The Advocate Launches LGBT Discovery App
The LGBT news magazine of record since 1967 launches the LGBT app of record.
May 1, 2013 (LOS ANGELES) — Accessing LGBT news just got a whole lot easier. The Advocate (www.advocate.com), the world’s leading gay news source, has launched a new free, advertising-supported iPad application, Advocate Discovery,through a partnership with Web discovery engine Trapit. The new app allows users to aggregate LGBT content from around the world and tailor it to the reader’s specific interests. Advocate Discovery can now be downloaded through the Apple app store and will be curated by The Advocate’s editorial team.
"We are proud to partner with Here Media, publishers of The Advocate, to combine Trapit's advanced AI and content personalization with the most forward-thinking and largest LGBT media company. The new Advocate Discovery app will allow Here Media¹s loyal readership to get all their news and headlines from sources around the globe in one convenient and easy to use app through The Advocate brand,” said Gary Griffiths, CEO of Trapit.
The Advocate Discovery app allows iPad users to find news important to LGBT Americans in an user-friendly, comprehensive manner. The app delivers a selection of the most recent articles, features, blogs, and videos on the topics most important to individual readers. Each user can create new “traps” that pull content from Here Media’s network of websites — including Advocate.com, OUT.com, Gay.net, OutTraveler.com, HIVPlusMag.com, and SheWired.com, as well as hundreds of thousands of other LGBT-relevant and mainstream news sources. Additionally, Advocate Discovery learns more about each user as they continue to use and explore the app and provides them content related to their interests. 
Advocate Discovery also allows readers to easily share important news stories through their social networking platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or schedule headlines and features to share using Buffer.
Here Media chose to work with Trapit for the new Advocate Discovery app because of the unique way Trapit gathers its content and compensates publishers. While most discovery apps pull content from publishers without linking back to the original source or showing ads from that publisher, Trapit discovery apps display the same advertisements that would be seen on the original publisher’s site.
“For over 45 years The Advocate has been the news source of record for the LGBT audience. The brand has grown and evolved from a newsletter to a glossy print publication and now has a robust, growing Web presence. The Advocate Discovery app is the next step in the evolution of this trusted and iconic brand and will surely be the only app anyone concerned with gay news ever needs,” said Paul Colichman, CEO of Here Media.
For more information about the new Advocate Discovery app, please visit:
The Advocate is currently available to consumers via the print publication and online at Advocate.com. Follow The Advocate on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheAdvocate and on Twitter at @TheAdvocateMag.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the company to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the limited operating history and variability of operating results; ability to achieve its operating plan; competition; timing and success of product launches; success of marketing efforts; and dependence on technology infrastructure, cable and satellite operators, and the Internet.
OutTraveler.com Unveils New Website Design
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Mark Umbach
Macias Media Group
323-850-0079
OutTraveler.com Unveils New Website Design
The leading website for LGBT travel enthusiasts offers a dynamic new home page as well as easy access to the latest travel news and features as well as profiles on the top travel destinations.
April 15, 2013 (NEW YORK)OutTraveler.com, the brand dedicated to travelers journeying in style, today is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website. The updated, user-friendly website gives readers quick and easy access to the best news, advice, and tips for the LGBT traveler. The new OutTraveler.com features daily editorial and photos from the world’s hottest LGBT-friendly cities, as well as planning tools for the savvy traveler to utilize when preparing for an adventure. Visit the new OutTraveler.com now at www.outtraveler.com.
“We always knew the gay market liked to travel, but our new MRI study (completed in February 2013) showed signs of ‘true love’ for travel among our affluent, high-value LGBT travelers. Evolving OutTraveler.comto better serve our users’ travel needs was a natural next step,” said Justin Garrett, Vice President of Integrated Sales & Travel Publisher for OutTraveler.com parent company Here Media, Inc. “According to the study, Here Media users are nearly seven times more likely to have taken nine or more international trips in the last three years and over three and a half times more likely to have stayed in a hotel 15 or more times in the past 12 months. Our new travel product will guide, influence, and inspire our networkwide digital users each month, setting the standard in gay travel.’”
The new, user-friendly OutTraveler.com sets the standard in gay travel. The home page features bolder headlines and larger photo slideshows, offering users easy-to-navigate features on the hottest LGBT-friendly travel destinations. With firsthand accounts and beautiful photo slideshows of luxury resorts from cities around the world, OutTraveler.com now allows readers to experience the destinations featured on the site.
New and improved sections of OutTraveler.com include:
  • Destination Finder – All the stories and travel tips from the most popular destinations as determined by OutTraveler.com readers, with new destinations added on a weekly basis.
  • Vacation Packages – Tips on how to get the best deals and most of out of the city, including London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris, and more.
Visit the new OUTTraveler.com today at www.outtraveler.com.
About OutTraveler.com
OutTraveler.com, the standard of gay travel, is America's premier online destination for gay and lesbian trip planning and travel information. The premium LGBT website features top destinations and travel guides for the world’s most gay-friendly cities. Additionally, find tips on the best hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions to visit while traveling the globe.
Like OUTTraveler.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheOutTravelerand follow OUTTraveler.com on Twitter at @outtraveler.
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Award-Winning Journalist Kerry Eleveld Returns to The Advocate
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Award-Winning Journalist Kerry Eleveld Returns to The Advocate
Eleveld to serve as a special correspondent covering the Supreme Court cases concerning DOMA and California’s Proposition 8.
March 21, 2013 (LOS ANGELES) — The Advocate, the world’s leading gay news source, is pleased to announce that award-winning journalist Kerry Eleveld will return to the publication’s staff as a special correspondent covering the oral arguments for the cases concerning California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that are going before the Supreme Court. Oral arguments are set to begin on the Prop. 8 case on March 26, 2013, and for the DOMA case on March 27, 2013.
“We’re very excited to have Kerry Eleveld reporting for us during this crucial moment for LGBT rights. The Supreme Court’s decisions on the Prop. 8 and DOMA cases are going to have lasting effect on the lives of millions of Americans, and Eleveld’s insights into LGBT rights and her history as an award-winning reporter for The Advocate made her an ideal special correspondent to have on the case,” said Matthew Breen, editor in chief of The Advocate
Based in Washington DC, Eleveld will provide in-depth reporting on both cases for The Advocate’s website as well as be available to provide analysis from The Advocate’s perspective for other media outlets looking to cover the oral arguments.
Eleveld previously worked as the Washington Correspondent for The Advocate covering politics from the White House press room. Her work as Washington Correspondent won her the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article for her “A View From Washington.” During the 2008 election, Eleveld conducted two interviews with then-Senator Barack Obama and was the only reporter from an LGBT outlet to get a sit-down interview with him. Eleveld has worked as a journalist in different media for over a decade and cut her teeth editing business journals in South Carolina, where at the age of 26 she was hired as editor-in-chief of a startup journal. She earned a Master’s degree in journalism from the University of California-Berkeley in 2003, and produced freelance broadcast pieces for CNN during the 2004 presidential election. Since she began covering LGBT issues in 2006, Eleveld’s work has won: the "Best News Article" award in 2006 from the American Veterans for Equal Rights; second place for "Coverage of Election/Politics" in the New York Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest; and first place in the 2007 "Excellence in News Writing" category from the National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association. Eleveld regularly offers insights about political developments to news outlets such as MSNBC, CNN, the Associated Press, POTUS radio, and the Current TV.
The Advocate is currently available to consumers by subscription and on newsstands via the print publication, online at Advocate.com, and via mobile devices. Like The Advocate on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheAdvocate and follow on Twitter at @TheAdvocateMag.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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Here TV Premieres Out in Mumbai
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Here TV Premieres Out in Mumbai
New docu-special from Adele Tulli follows three members of Mumbai’s LGBTQ community as they celebrate the one-year anniversary of India decriminalizing homosexuality.
February 26, 2013 (NEW YORK) — Here TV (www.heretv.com), the world’s only gay television network, today announced the television premiere of Out in Mumbai, from director Adele Tulli. This moving documentary, which tells the story of the decriminalization of homosexuality in India, debuts exclusively on Here TV and Here Online on March 1, 2013.
"This special presentation is right in line with one of our primary goals, to show accurate representations of LGBT life and the varied experiences of our LGBT brothers and sisters from around the world.  We are so honored and proud to offer Out in Mumbai to our Here TV audience,” said Josh Rosenzweig, Here TV’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming & Development.
Under British colonial rule in 1860, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalized any sexual acts between consenting adults of the same sex, thereby stigmatizing them as "against the order of nature." On July 2, 2009, the Delhi High Court passed a landmark judgment repealing this clause, thus fulfilling the most basic demand of the Indian LGBTQ community, which had been fighting this law for the previous 10 years. Out in Mumbai documents the diverse lives of three members of the city's LGBTQ community, Beena, Pallav and Abheena, who travel through the city heading to the celebrations for the first anniversary of the historic verdict. Through the personal stories and struggles of the three protagonists the film explores the reality of living a queer identity in today’s India, between tradition and change. Out in Mumbai is the story of their journey towards freedom.
View the Out in Mumbai trailer now at:
The premiere of Out in Mumbai follows on the heels of the recently announced Here TV New Frontiers Film Project. The New Frontiers Film Project is a call for newly completed film and television projects that carve out new frontiers around the LGBT experience. The selected programming will air throughout 2013 on Here TV across all its cable and Web platforms.
Here TV airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. Here TV appears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top 10 market. On most major cable providers, Here TV can be found by entering the “On Demand” menu, selecting “Premium,” and then selecting “here! on Demand.” To find out how to get Here TV, log on to http://www.heretv.com/AGetHerePage.php. Or sign up for Here Online and watch Here TV series, films, and specials now at http://premium.heretv.com.
Get exclusive Here TV updates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HereTelevisionand on Twitter at @heretelevision.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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Threesome Returns to Here TV With All-New Season
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Threesome Returns to Here TV With All-New Season
Michael Musto, Jincy Lumpkin, Sherry Vine, and Daniel Nardicio are among the guests on the star-studded season 2
February 14, 2013 (NEW YORK) — Here TV (www.heretv.com), the world’s only gay television network, today announced the season 2 premiere of Threesome,the network’s popular sex and dating advice show. The fun-filled second season debuts on February 22, 2013, with even more outrageous advice from the craziest panel of guests since Match Game. No subject is taboo on Threesome, making it the most scandalous dating, relationship, and sex show on the air.
“We are all very excited about the second season of Threesome. It has a new look and feel and seems to be even more fun and more outrageous than before,” says Josh Rosenzweig, Here TV’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development.
Hosted by newcomer Glenn Payne, Threesome is a roundtable discussion regarding sex, dating, and relationships, including celebrity panelists lending their advice to Here TV viewers. In addition to Michael Musto, Jincy Lumpkin, Sherry Vine, and Daniel Nardicio, Threesome: Season 2 features tips from Cherie Lily, Michael Formika Jones, Will Wikle, Dallas Dubois, and, returning as the show’s resident medical expert, Dr. Frank Spinelli.
Season 2 also introduces the Master Puppetory Theater. Created by Kate Brehm, the Master Puppetory Theater helps set the scene for various circumstances by wryly reenacting situations, much to viewers’ amazement and amusement.  Catch a sneak peek of the Master Puppetory Theater now at:
Threesome airs on Here TV and Here Online, Here TV’s premium online subscription video player found at http://premium.heretv.com/.  For more information about Threesome, please visit: http://www.heretv.com/threesome/about.
Season 2 of Threesome follows on the heels of the recently announced Here TV New Frontiers Film Project. The New Frontiers Film Project is a call for newly completed film and television projects that carve out new frontiers around the LGBT experience. The selected programming will air throughout 2013 on Here TVacross all its cable and Web platforms.
Here TV airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. Here TV appears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top 10 market. On most major cable providers, Here TV can be found by entering the “On Demand” menu, selecting “Premium,” and then selecting “here! on Demand.” To find out how to get Here TV, log on to http://www.heretv.com/AGetHerePage.php. Or sign up for Here Online and watch Here TV series, films, and specials now at http://premium.heretv.com.
Get exclusive Here TV updates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HereTelevisionand on Twitter at @heretelevision.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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Here TV Celebrates 10 Years
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Macias Media Group
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Here TV Celebrates 10 Years
In celebration of a decade of showcasing LGBT programming, America’s only gay television network puts out call for completed film and television projects.
January 31, 2013 (NEW YORK) — Here TV (www.heretv.com) is proud to celebrate its 10th year of broadcast in the United States. Throughout its first decade, Here TV followed its mission of celebrating LGBT stories and providing a nationwide outlet for television and film projects to have a platform and a voice. Here TV, the only television outlet dedicated to LGBT filmmakers, artists, and performers showcasing their work in its original, uncensored form, has never altered its mission around its LGBT-specific programming. To launch its second decade, Here TV is proud to announce the New Frontiers Film Project, a call for newly completed film and television projects that carve out new frontiers around the LGBT experience. The selected programming will air throughout 2013 on Here TV across all its cable and Web platforms.
“We are eternally grateful to the hard-working Here TV staffers over the past decade and numerous LGBT writers, directors, actors, and producers who have helped grow and expand the availability of LGBT film and television projects to a wider audience. We are proud of the work Here TV has done in showcasing the work of LGBT filmmakers, and we look forward to the next decade of bringing unapologetically gay programming to audiences across the country and around the world,” said Paul Colichman, Here TV’s CEO, and Stephen P. Jarchow, Here TV’s Chairman, in a joint statement.
From the beginning, Here TV has been at the forefront of television viewing habits, starting as a subscription video-on-demand service and evolving with the rapidly changing television landscape. The channel now airs as a linear service in numerous markets, continues to air as an SVOD service on all major U.S. cable systems, and has partnered with online services including Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, iTunes, and Blockbuster, among others.
“When we launched the network, a purely LGBT network was met with great skepticism and tremendous resistance. The television and film projects that have aired over the past decade have all been part and parcel in entertaining and inspiring our LGBT audiences and motivating our allies to help us change hearts and minds across the country. We are eternally indebted to the LGBT creative community and to the brave distributors who have partnered with us over the years to have our stories seen and heard,” said Josh Rosenzweig, Here TV’s Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development.
After 10 successful years of showcasing LGBT film and filmmakers, Here TV is now launching the New Frontiers Film Project, opening up a submission window for creative LGBT filmmakers to submit their completed film and television series projects for consideration. Here TV executives will review the entries and choose select projects to air on the network throughout 2013. Filmmakers interested in making submissions can either send DVDs to New Frontiers c/o Here TV, 120 West 45th Street, Suite 2300, New York, NY 10019 or send a link to [email protected]. For more information about the New Frontiers Film Project, go to http://heretv.com/newfrontiers/. 
Here TV airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. Here TV appears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top 10 market. On most major cable providers, Here TV can be found by entering the “On Demand” menu, selecting “Premium,” and then selecting “Here TV on Demand.” To find out how to get Here TV, log on to www.heretv.com/AGetHerePage. Or sign up for Here TV Online and watch Here TV series, films, and specials now at http://premium.heretv.com.
Get exclusive Here TV updates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HereTelevisionand on Twitter at @heretv.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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Introducing the New Gay.com
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Macias Media Group
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Introducing the New Gay.com
The world’s first and most-trusted gay social networking site re-launches with a new look, new features, and a new attitude.
January 24, 2013 (LOS ANGELES)Gay.com,the world’s original and most recognized LGBT social networking site, today debuts a new site design delivering to users a dynamic and comprehensive online networking experience. The site combines the greatest and most innovative features available with improved functionality to enhance the overall experience for Gay.com’s loyal members and cater to a new population of gay men looking to meet friends, activity partners, and other like-minded individuals to socialize with in their area.
“We have spent the past several months building a technologically advanced Gay.com that addresses the changing needs of our members,” said Bernard Rook, Gay.com’s executive vice president and general manager. “And we’re not done. We have more advanced features just around the corner that are going to increasingly allow members to better connect and get beyond the superficial.”
In addition to its already trusted features like instant messaging, extensive profiles, and photo galleries, Gay.com now offers exciting new features. The new design allows members to easily identify and connect with other members in close proximity. Additionally members have quick and easy access to suggested matches, new messages, and friend requests.  The site also now allows members to update their status, expand their profiles, curate their photos into albums, and send photos to other members as well as create personalized lists and send photos directly to other members.
One of Gay.com members’ favorite and most used features, Chat,has an updated look and feel. Chat is now an integrated messaging system that can be accessed throughout the site, allowing members to move through profiles and pages while simultaneously chatting. The new site provides members the opportunity to join various Communities based on particular interests such as Military Service, Fitness, and many others, easily connecting users with others that have similar interests. 
“Giving our members the ability to congregate around specific Communitiesallows them to make their search for friends and mates as expanded or narrow they wish. The need for multiple apps to access a specific community is no longer necessary,” said Gay.com brand manager Brett Edward Stout. “The new Gay.com provides members a fun and technologically sophisticated environment that meets the numerous needs of our users, whether they’re looking for friends, activity partners, or their one true love.”
Additionally, Gay.com’s new Lifestyle section updates members with current news, editorial, and features from the most trusted gay and lesbian brands from the Here Media portfolio, including The Advocate, OUT, and Gay.net.
As always, Gay.com continues to provide a user-friendly social networking system where members can meet like-minded individuals. Members can immediately access member profiles, create their own lists for organizing contacts, multi-chat, and learn more about other members than just their location. The site’s new and existing extensive social networking capabilities provide both a safe and comfortable online meeting environment. 
Visit the new Gay.com today at www.gay.com.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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The Advocate Returns to Newsstands
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The Advocate Returns to Newsstands
After a two-year absence, the world’s leading LGBT news source returns to major distributors nationwide.

January 7, 2013 (LOS ANGELES) — Here Media Inc. (www.heremedia.com), the world’s leading LGBT media company, today announced that The Advocate (www.advocate.com) print publication will be returning to newsstands in 2013. For more than 45 years, The Advocate has maintained a rich tradition of reporting cultural and political news, astute commentary, investigative journalism, and absorbing profiles of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. The brand defines what it means to be gay today as the definitive LGBT news and information source. The brand challenges and broadens conceptions, provokes conversation, and propels issues both inside and outside the LGBT world. “Due to both reader and advertiser demand, we are thrilled to bring The Advocate print edition back to newsstands in 2013,” said Advocate editor in chief Matthew Breen and executive vice president Publishing Joe Landry in a joint statement. “We remain committed to providing timely and in-depth reporting of issues important to the LGBT community and our community allies, as well as providing the best media outlet for businesses targeting the gay market.”

For the first time in over two years due to strong reader demand, The Advocate, which has been sold only by subscription since 2010, will again be available at major distributors nationwide starting February 2013. Additionally, The Advocate’s thriving online presence has achieved exponential growth and a devoted social media following and will continue its timely content and reporting. The Advocate will also continue to explore and implement new and impactful ways to leverage mobile and tablet devices to connect with readers whenever and wherever they are.
The Advocate returns to newsstands on January 15, 2013. The magazine can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, Hastings, and other select retailers.
The Advocate is currently available to consumers via the print publication, online at Advocate.com,and via mobile devices. Follow The Advocate on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheAdvocateand on Twitter at @TheAdvocateMag.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, Gay.com, and Alyson Books.
  • Web properties including Gay.net, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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Here TV Heads to Broadway
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Macias Media Group
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Here TV Heads to Broadway
The Advocate’s Seat Filler brings the bright lights and big stars of Broadway to viewers nationwide.
December 5, 2012 (NEW YORK) — Here TV (www.heretv.com), America’s only gay TV network, today announced the new theater segment The Advocate’s Seat Filler, which will be produced in conjunction with The Advocate and Advocate.com. These new Broadway-inspired videos will be a regularly featured segment on the Here TV fan favorite Just Josh and run as stand-alone videos across other Here Media websites, including Advocate.com,OUT.com, SheWired.com, Gay.com,and Gay.net.
Here TV has been looking to do a show that spotlights the New York theater scene, and Broadway specifically, for a long time. By partnering with our sister brand, The Advocate, and developing its already existing online column for television was a natural fit. Ideally, we would like to go beyond being just a straightforward review show by including interviews and behind-the-scenes glimpses that will reach a nationwide audience of theater enthusiasts. Most importantly, however, our love of theater will encourage the Here TV audience to go out, see a show, and judge for themselves,” said Josh Rosenzweig, The Advocate’s Seat Filler’s host and producer.  
Hosted by Rosenzweig, The Advocate’s Seat Filler is not the typical review show. Rather, the new segment aims to connect its audience with everything they need to know about Broadway and beyond. Each five-minute segment will spotlight a different Broadway musical and share both up-and-coming new talents as well as established musical icons with Here TV viewers across the country and around the world. Broadway shows featured on upcoming episodes of The Advocate’s Seat Filler include Annie, Elf, Chaplin, The Anarchist, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Bare.
After their initial run on Here TV and the Here Media family of websites, The Advocate’s Seat Filler segments will subsequently be available on Here TV’s newly launched Hulu and YouTube channels as well as on Amazon.com, Blockbuster.com, and other new digital content sites. 
In the first The Advocate’s Seat Filler segment, Josh brings the popular musical Bring It On to theater lovers nationwide. Watch the first segment now at:
Here TV airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. Here TVappears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top 10 market. On most major cable providers, Here TV can be found by entering the “On Demand” menu, selecting “Premium,” and then selecting “Here TV on Demand.” To find out how to get Here TV, log on to www.heretv.com/AGetHerePage. Or sign up for Here TV Online and watch Here TV series, films, and specials now at http://premium.heretv.com.
Get exclusive Here TV updates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HereTelevisionand on Twitter at @heretv.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, Gay.com, and Alyson Books.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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OUT CELEBRATES THE OUT100 PRESENTED BY BUICK
OUT CELEBRATES THE OUT100 PRESENTED BY BUICK
OUT and Buick celebrate the most compelling people of the year at the OUT100
November 1, 2012 (New York, NY) — Buick has partnered with Here Media and OUTfor the third consecutive year to become the presenting sponsor of the OUT100, OUT’s signature program extending across the print and online versions as well as its annual gala to be held in New York City November 15.
“In the year marking OUT’s 20th anniversary I’m delighted that we’ve been able to include so many extraordinary people in this year’s OUT100. As a whole they represent the extraordinary contribution of the LGBT community to the cultural, social, and political life of America, and I’m delighted that with Buick's generous sponsorship we can celebrate those achievements at our gala on November 15,” said Aaron Hicklin, OUT’s Editor in Chief.
The invite-only OUT100 will take place Thursday, November 15 at Canoe in New York City. The evening will highlight a gallery of stunning imagery from the OUT100 — a panorama of activists, actors, architects, artists, athletes, chefs, designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, newlyweds, politicians, pop stars, social gadflies, writers, and White House staffers — all photographed by M. Sharkey. Additional proud sponsors of the OUT100 event are Bristol-Myers Squibb, AT&T, Hilton, Peroni, Santa Fe Tobacco, Smart Water, Macy’s, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Ketel One and Hilton. Produced by Night Kap Entertainment, the event will feature music by DJ Nicole Otero.
OUT’s readership aligns well with the upscale, community-focused Buick target audience,” said Craig Bierley, Advertising & Promotions Director for Buick. “As a community-minded brand, Buick values inclusion of all groups. The LGBT audience is a large, influential one that represents a significant opportunity for the brand.”
“AT&T is proud to sponsor this year's Out100, and to recognize the extraordinary efforts of this year's honorees,” said Ken McNeely, President of AT&T California. “AT&T supports OUT100's commitment to honoring diversity and recognizing the power of the individual to inspire change.”
OUT is currently available to consumers as a monthly print publication found on newsstands and at select retailers or via subscription. OUT can also be accessed digitally at www.out.com or on mobile devices.  The OUT100 will be available on newsstands November 20, 2012.  
For updates on the OUT100 list and exclusive content, please visit www.out.com/OUT100.     For a full recap of the OUT100 event, please log onto www.out.com/OUT100-2012.
About Out
Out is the world’s leading gay fashion and lifestyle brand, with a circulation of 200,000 per issue.
About Buick
Buick is a modern brand with luxurious, high-quality vehicles characterized by sculpted designs, luxurious interiors with personal technologies, and responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning vehicles, including the newly redesigned Enclave crossover, LaCrosse sedan, Verano compact sedan, and Regal sport sedan.  Also, coming in spring of 2013 will be the Encore 5-passenger crossover. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at Buick.com, on Twitter @buick or at Facebook.com/buick
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Issue on-sale date: November 20, 2012
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Call for Entries: The Advocate’s 3rd Annual “A Day in Gay America”
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Call for Entries: The Advocate’s 3rd Annual “A Day in Gay America”
The Advocate invites its readers to share a slice of their life and illustrate the diversity of LGBT America.
October 25, 2012 (LOS ANGELES)The Advocate, the world’s leading gay news source, once again wants to capture the numerous layers that make up the lives of LGBT Americans. The brand will be accepting photo submissions for the 3rdAnnual “A Day in Gay America,” celebrating the fabric of the LGBT community. On Friday, November, 9, 2012, take a snapshot with your family or friends or on your own, at work or at play, having adventures or experiencing a quiet moment of solace—anything from the mundane to the insane, from the glamorous to the gritty. The best photographs taken on that single day in the United States, as determined by the editors of The Advocate, will be featured in a photo essay called “A Day in Gay America” on Advocate.com.
“This is one of our very favorite features to put together each year. Seeing how many people across the country participate, by being out and proud, is no small indication of how far our equality movement has come. So many of us are still isolated by geography or circumstance, sometimes even by our own notions of what it looks like to be LGBT. It’s important for us all to really see each other: young and old, men and women, all across the orientation and gender continuum, and of all races and ethnicities,” says Matthew Breen, Editor in Chief of The Advocate.
To participate in “A Day in Gay America,” you don’t need to be a professional photographer! Just make a note on your calendar, get your camera ready, and on Friday, November 9, 2012, between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m., snap a self-portrait or have a friend take a photograph of you, doing anything that says something about who you are as an LGBT in America.After you’ve captured a snapshot into your life on November 9, go to www.Advocate.com/DayInGayAmericaand upload your photo no later than Wednesday, November 21, 2012.  The Advocate will then post a selection of photos (at the editors’ discretion) during the week of December 10, 2012, on Advocate.com.The Advocate is currently available to consumers via the print publication, online at Advocate.com, and on mobile devices. Follow The Advocate on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheAdvocateand on Twitter at @TheAdvocateMag.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, Gay.com, and Alyson Books.
  • Web properties including Gay.net, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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Here TV Proudly Presents "Because of an Earlier Incident"
Amanda Lepore and Cazwell profiled in the series premiere
Series takes viewers inside the lives of New York City’s hottest and most influential names in the downtown art scene
October 18, 2012 (NEW YORK) — Here TV (www.heretv.com), America’s only gay TV network, will premiere its new anthology series Because of an Earlier Incident on Friday, October 26. The first episode, starring nightlife and fashion icon Amanda Lepore and rapper, DJ, and New York City staple Cazwell, debuts exclusively on Here TV and Here TV Online, the network’s premium online subscription video player found at http://premium.heretv.com/.
Because of an Earlier Incident is a project that we have been working on and developing for a long time, and to see it come to fruition is very exciting. To include such remarkable people who have been so influential in their respective disciplines share their stories with us and our audience is nothing short of thrilling. And as we witness just how intricately interwoven these artists’ lives are, the series becomes a living three-dimensional cultural matrix,” says Josh Rosenzweig, Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development.
Because of an Earlier Incident provides an exclusive day-in-the-life glimpse into the vibrant lifestyles of New York City artists. Featuring the most influential artists, performers, and designers, the original series explores how these artists’ lives and careers have intersected and inspired one another, creating a cultural matrix in the downtown New York art scene. The series’ debut episode features Cazwell, Amanda Lepore, Bill Coleman,Marco Ovando, and Nomi Ruiz from Jessica 6.  
Other New York City fixtures to be featured on Because of an Earlier Incident this season are Sherry Vine, Joey Arias, The Ones, Johnny Dynell, Justin Vivian Bond, Roxy Cottontail, and Chi Chi Valenti,among others.
Clips from the premiere episode of Because of an Earlier Incident can be found at:
Here TV airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. Here TVappears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top 10 market. On most major cable providers, Here TV can be found by entering the “On Demand” menu, selecting “Premium,” and then selecting “Here TV on Demand.” To find out how to get Here TV, log on to www.heretv.com/AGetHerePage. Or sign up for Here TV Online and watch Here TV series, films, and specials now at http://premium.heretv.com.
Get exclusive Here TV updates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HereTelevisionand on Twitter at @heretv.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, Gay.com, and Alyson Books.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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Here Media Names Stephen Murray SVP, Marketing & Brand Strategy
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Here Media Names Stephen Murray SVP, Marketing & Brand Strategy
Murray to lead the strategic marketing and branding efforts for the world’s leading gay media company
October 1, 2012 (LOS ANGELES) — Here Media Inc. (www.heremedia.com), the world’s leading gay media company, today announced that Stephen Murray has been appointed to the newly created position Senior Vice President, Marketing & Brand Strategy. Murray, most recently Senior Director, Brand Integration at iVillage/NBC Universal, will be based in the company’s New York office and report directly to Here Media’s Executive Vice President, Publishing, Joe Landry.
“We are thrilled at the opportunity to work with Stephen again,” said Landry. “He’s an innovative marketer who will help us evolve our brand platforms to provide the best opportunities to engage our audience.”
As Senior Vice President, Marketing & Brand Strategy, Murray will lead the Integrated Marketing division in developing innovative and creative marketing initiatives for new and existing Here Media clients expanding the company’s leadership role in the LGBT market space. Murray will work in tandem with the Here Media sales force to implement effective and successful multiplatform strategies across all the company’s portfolio of iconic brands, including The Advocate, OUT,HIV Plus, Here TV, Gay.com, Gay.net, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
“I am thrilled to join forces once again with Joe Landry and the entire Here Media team,” said Murray. “Here Media has a diverse portfolio of strong brands that are not only remarkably well positioned in the LGBT media space but also have incredible potential on the marketing front. I look forward to helping grow these brands and to explore all of the many opportunities ahead.”

Murraypreviously served as Senior Marketing Director of iVillage since 2010.  Prior to that, he was Marketing Services Director for Playboy from 2006 to 2009.  He was Corporate Marketing Director for LPI Media, then-publisher of The Advocate, OUT, and The Out Traveler magazines, from 2000 to 2006, where he helped re-launch the magazines’ websites, create signature events including the VOX/Out Style & Design Awards and Out Lounge series, and develop customized research for the magazines and their advertising partners. He has also held marketing positions at Esquire, Food & Wine, and Showtime.

About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, Gay.com, and Alyson Books.
  • Web properties including Gay.net, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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OUT Partners With Lexus for 20th Anniversary Extravaganza
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OUT Partners With Lexus for 20thAnniversary Extravaganza  
OUT and luxury automaker Lexus celebrate the OUT brand’s 20 years at the forefront of gay culture with a gala celebration
September 27, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA)OUT, the world’s leading gay fashion & lifestyle brand, has partnered with Lexus, the luxury brand committed to diversity, to celebrate 20 years of charting the course for the evolving culture of gay men and women. Under the new partnership, Lexus will be the presenting sponsor of OUT’s October 2012 20thAnniversary Collector’s Issue as well as a Lexus-branded, custom-created content channel on OUT.com.Additionally, on October 9, 2012, OUT and Lexus will host the OUT 20th Anniversary Presented by Lexus, a VIP celebration being held at W Hollywood’s exclusive outdoor oasis, Station Hollywood.
“For the past 20 years the OUT brand has charted the evolution of gay men and women around the world,” said Aaron Hicklin, Editor in Chief of OUT.“Its images, from a group of gay men and women marching on Washington in 1993 to designer John Bartlett clad in a military uniform in 1998 and one of the first major covers of Lady Gaga in 2009, have helped define the moment. It’s the support of companies such as Lexus and their commitment to diversity that have helped make OUT a leader in luxury for 20 years.”
For two decades OUT has charted the culture and articulated the contribution of gay men and women to a wider, evolving society. Throughout its rich history, OUT has drawn on a diverse pool of creative and literary talent to express a stylish and thoughtful blend of fashion, pop culture, and essays. Both informed and informative, the brand represents a modern and refreshing perspective on the world. This October OUT will publish a special 20th Anniversary Collector’s Issue that will look back—and forward—by drawing on 20 iconic images from 20 years of the magazine, with accompanying essays by renowned writers. This content will also be available for viewing on the custom-created OUT 20th Anniversary Presented by Lexus hub on OUT.com.
“We are thrilled that the strategic partnership between the Lexus and OUT brands continues to grow and thrive,” said Joe Landry, Here Media’s Executive Vice President, Publishing. “We have created an ideal, synergistic relationship between the world’s luxury automaker and OUT, which over its 20 years has truly become the leading voice in men’s fashion and lifestyle as well as an iconic brand for the LGBT audience.”
About Lexus
Since it began in 1989, Lexus has earned a reputation for high-quality vehicles and exemplary customer service from its 229 dealers. Lexus now offers variations of more than 10 models, including four hybrid vehicles, making it the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus’s commitment to service includes a dedication to diversity. Through innovative partnerships, creative marketing, and strategic sponsorships, it reaches a wide spectrum of consumers where it matters most—in their communities.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, Gay.com, and Alyson Books.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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HIV Plus Magazine Unveils New Website Design
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Mark Umbach
Here Media
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HIV Plus Magazine Unveils New Website Design
The online extension of the wellness magazine offers readers a dynamic new home page as well as easy access to the latest news, opinions, and advice about living with and fighting HIV/AIDS.
September 19, 2012 (LOS ANGELES)HIV Plus, the brand dedicated to helping readers lead their fullest life possible, today debuted the redesigned HIVPlusMag.com, a fresh and sleek new Web extension of the brand. The updated user-friendly website gives readers quick and easy access to the best news, advice, and tips for HIV/AIDS awareness. Visit the new HIVPlusMag.com at www.HIVPlusMag.com.
“The new site is going to be a hub of rich, new content. Everything has been redesigned to give us a stronger platform for photos, videos, and articles that showcase the full gamut of people impacted by HIV. There are a slew of new online features that’ll offer a much-improved user experience, and the new site will help readers spend less time searching for what they want—they can find the information they need the first time they look,” says HIV Plus magazine Editor in Chief Diane Anderson-Minshall. 
The new and improved HIVPlusMag.com home page features bolder headlines and larger photo spreads, letting readers easily navigate the most comprehensive HIV/AIDS editorial content available on the Internet. In 2013 the site will add more essays and op-eds, a new events channel highlighting happenings around the country, a downloadable annual treatment guide, helpful articles on nutrition, fitness, and relationships, and back issues, so readers can download, read, and share back issues of HIV Plus magazine. The site will also have a new section focused on people, from everyday citizens to major celebrities, including current cover star Rockmond Dunbar, who appears on FX’s all-time highest-rated TV series, Sons of Anarchy.
New and improved sections of HIVPlusMag.com include:
  • Case Studies – Case Studies provides an in-depth look at the ongoing research, break-throughs, and treatment for those living with HIV/AIDS
  • Wellness – Wellness includes health and fitness articles guiding readers to live their healthiest and fullest life.
  • Opinions – Opinions shares op-eds and editorials from physicians, activists, and other experts offering readers advice and tips for day-to-day living.
  • People – The online version of the print magazine’s Ask & Tell features interviews with celebrities and other activists working to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
  • Events – Find out what conferences, seminars, and events are going on around the country.
  • Print Issue – Find all the great content, photos, and columns available in the print edition of HIV Plus magazine.
  • Subscribe – Allows online readers to subscribe to the digital edition of HIV Plus magazine.
Visit the new HIVPlusMag.com today at www.HIVPlusMag.com.
About HIV Plus
HIV Plus is dedicated to helping readers lead their fullest life possible by providing tips, tools, and personal stories that motivate them. This combination allows readers to make the best of their friendships and relationships, work and leisure time, health care, and overall sense of well-being. By helping readers seek out their most rewarding and fulfilling experiences and to improve their outlook in everything that they do, they get the “wholistic” effect of our Health + Spirit + Culture + Life focus.
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Here TV Announces Fall 2012 Programming Schedule
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Here TV Announces Fall 2012 Programming Schedule
America’s only gay TV network unveils a diverse mix of new original specials as well as the return of network favorites
August 22, 2012 (NEW YORK) — Here TV, America’s only gay TV network, today announced an exciting slate of new and returning original series and specials scheduled for the Fall 2012 season. The new season of Here TV programming offers a varied mix of genres and personalities guaranteed to satisfy the network’s diverse LGBT audience. Tune in for the premiere of the wedding special Pride & Groom and the original series Because of an Earlier Incident as well as returning fan favorites She’s Living for This, For & Against, and Just Josh.
“Our 2012 fall programming schedule showcases a mix of genres appealing directly to Here TV’s diverse audience base,” says Josh Rosenzweig, Here TV’s Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Development. “With the return of our timely and topical political series For & Against and the hit comedy She’s Living for This as well as the new docu-specials Pride & Groom and Because of an Earlier Incident we have created numerous hours of new, original programming that speaks to the various tastes and sensibilities found within the LGBT market.”
Upcoming specials and returning series from Here TV include:
For & Against: Season 2 (now airing)
Progressive commentator Jim Morrison returns as host of this 30-minute political analysis series. Leading into the November 2012 election, Morrison speaks directly to the LGBT population about politics, politicians, and policies. For & Against offers viewers the chance to explore headlines through a uniquely LGBT lens. Topics to be discussed and debated include an inside look at the most pressing issues for LGBT voters, planks to be included on the national party platforms, and the importance of third-party candidates, and the whole season will be capped off with live-streaming, up-to-the-minute election night coverage.
Just Josh: Season 2 (now airing)
Here TV favorite Just Josh returns with a brand new season full of special guests, visits to New York’s hottest and trendiest hangouts, and host Josh Rosenzweig’s own unique and entertaining spin on pop culture. Season 2 features special appearances by Kimberly Locke, Bob Mould, the Swimming Pools, and many more.
Legends From Here (Premieres September 7)Here TV shares classic interviews with screen legends including Rock Hudson, Oscar winner Shelley Winters, Kylie Minogue, Charles Nelson Reilly, and many more. Producer, actor, and TV host Paul Ryan chats with Hollywood royalty about their experiences both in front of and behind the cameras. Pride & Groom (Premieres September 21)Celebrating the one-year anniversary of marriage equality in New York State, this docu-style special covers the nuptials of four New York couples. The series is broken into four hour-long specials, with each one following a different couple on their journey to wedded bliss. From their engagement to their walk down the aisle, don’t miss the highs and lows our couples experience as they prepare to spend the rest of the lives together.  
Because of an Earlier Incident (Premieres October 2012)Because of an Earlier Incident provides an exclusive day-in-the-life glimpse into the vibrant lifestyles of New York City artists. Featuring the most influential artists, performers and designers, the original series explores how these artists’ lives and careers have intersected and inspired one another, creating a cultural matrix in the downtown New York art scene. Kick-starting the series are Cazwell, Amanda Lepore, Bill Coleman,and Marco Ovando.  
Here’s Hollywood (Premieres October 5)This original Here TV film series looks at classic Hollywood films through an LGBT lens and contextualizes movies including Swing High, Swing Low (Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray), Royal Wedding (Fred Astaire, Jane Powell), My Favorite Brunette (Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour), and The Last Time I Saw Paris (Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson) specifically for the Here TV audience.
She’s Living for This: Season 2 (Premieres November 2012)
Sherry Vine brings back her fun-filled variety show for a whole new season. This season Sherry and company welcome the most celebrated queer comedy acts, musical performers, and other entertainers on the scene. Plus, even more original sketches will have Sherry’s loyal fans coming back for more. Season 2’s special guests include Jackie Beat, the Lady Bunny, Pandora Boxx, and, of course, Season 1’s breakout star, Busted.
Here TV airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. Here TV appears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top 10 market. On most major cable providers, Here TV can be found by entering the “On Demand” menu, selecting “Premium,” and then selecting “Here TV on Demand.” To find out how to get Here TV, log on to www.heretv.com/AGetHerePage. Or sign up for Here TV Online and watch Here TV series, films, and specials now at http://premium.heretv.com.
Get exclusive Here TV updates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HereTelevisionand on Twitter at @heretv.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, Gay.com, and Alyson Books.
  • Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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Here TV to Premiere Off the Vine: Behind the Scenes of the Hit Series She’s Living for This
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Here TV to Premiere Off the Vine: Behind the Scenes of the Hit Series She’s Living for This
This new half-hour special includes bloopers, outtakes, and interviews with the cast and crew of Sherry Vine’s hit show
Premieres August 17 only on Here TV and Here TV Online 
July 31, 2012 (New York) – Here TV (www.heretv.com), America’s only gay TV network, is pleased to present the original special Off the Vine, starring drag sensation Sherry Vine and offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the network’s hit variety series, She’s Living for This. This all-new special debuts on Friday, August 12, 2012, only on Here TV and Here TV Online (http://premium.heretv.com).Off the Vine features never-before-seen footage from one of the wildest half-hours on television. Join the fabulous Sherry Vine and her She’s Living for This regulars for uncensored and untamed never-before-seen footage, interviews, and even more wild antics from the set of the wildest half-hour on television.
She’s Living for This provides a unique, modern update the classic TV variety show standard set by the likes of Sonny & Cher, Carol Burnett, and Benny Hill. This fun-filled half-hour is packed with some of the best-known queer comics and entertainers on the scene. Special guest stars have included Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, Peppermint, Joey Arias, Cazwell, Bianca Del Rio, and Candis Cayne.
Watch an embeddable promo for Off the Vine now at http://bit.ly/T1gJyk
For more information about She’s Living for This please visit http://heretv.com/shes_living_for_this/about.
New and returning original Here TV series and specials include For & Against, a political analysis series hosted by progressive commentator Jim Morrison; Just Josh, a new talk show hosted by fan favorite Josh Rosenzweig; Boombox, a retro music video series hosted by rap performance artist Cazwell; Threesome, Here TV’s roundtable discussion featuring celebrity panelists answering viewers’ questions about sex, dating, and relationships; Behind the Bar, an insider’s glimpse at the best mixologists working today; and the music series Soundcheck and Face to Face. Log on to www.heretv.com for more information on all of the network’s series, movies, and original specials.
To find out where Here TV is available in your area, please visit http://heretv.com/AGetHerePage.php. Get exclusive Here TV updates on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HereTelevision and on Twitter at @heretv.About Sherry VineSherry Vine is an international drag superstar who has gained a rabid fan base around the world thanks to her hilarious viral video parodies, which now have over 10 million views combined, and her undying devotion to the art of live performance. She has established herself as one of the leading ladies by tirelessly performing her all-live singing and comedy shows internationally on stage, TV, film, and the Internet.Sherry is co-artistic director of Theatre Couture (with Josh Rosenzweig and Erik Jackson) and has starred in all of its smash theatrical productions, including The Bad Weed ’73 (NYC, L.A., and Provincetown), e.s.p. — Eyes of a Supermodel Psychic, The Final Feast of Lucrezia Borgia, her one-woman/10-character hit Kitty Killer, the megahit Charlie!, the off-Broadway transfer Tell-Tale, and, most recently, the wildly successful sold-out adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie in NYC.Sherry can be seen in the films CharlieFrancesca PageWigstock; StonewallScream, Teen, Scream (“best comedic performance of the year” — L.A. Weekly); Raspberry Reich; and Squeezebox the Movie.Sherry is always jet-setting to perform around the world. In just the last few years she has been seen in Tokyo, Sydney, Dublin, Rome, Barcelona, Helsinki, Estonia, Budapest, Prague, and regularly all over Germany and Canada.About Here TVHere TV airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. Here TV appears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top 10 market. On most major cable providers, Here TV can be found by entering the “On Demand” menu, selecting “Premium,” and then selecting “Here on Demand.” To find out how to get Here TV, log on to http://www.heretv.com/AGetHerePage.php or sign up for Here TV Online and watch Here TV series, films, and specials at http://premium.heretv.com.About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, Gay.com, and Alyson Books.
  • Web properties including Gay.net, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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Here Media Announces Key Promotions in Sales Division
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Here Media
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Here Media Announces Key Promotions in Sales Division
Joe Landry named Executive Vice President, Publishing; Joe Valentino promoted to Senior Vice President and Group Publisher; Greg Brossia now Vice President and OUT Publisher
July 23, 2012 (LOS ANGELES) — Here Media Inc. (www.heremedia.com), the world’s leading gay media company, today announced several key promotions in advertising sales department. Joe Landry has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Publishing. Joe Valentinohas been named Senior Vice President and Group Publisher for Integrated Sales, and Greg Brossia has been named Vice President and Publisher for the OUTbrand.
Here Media employs the world’s largest sales force solely dedicated to developing and implementing strategic, fully integrated initiatives targeting the gay and lesbian consumer,” said Paul Colichman, Here Media’s President and CEO. “With decades of experience, our brands utilize print, digital, mobile, and event marketing to connect clients directly with our LGBT audience. The team’s highly effective sales and marketing strategies have consistently proven successful for Fortune 500 brands.”
Landry previously most recently served as the company’s Advertising Sales & Integrated Marketing Senior Vice President and Group Publisher. As Executive Vice President, Publishing, Landry will continue to lead the sales force across all Here Media brands, including The Advocate, OUT, HIV Plus, Here TV, Gay.com, Gay.net,and SheWired.com. In addition, he will be responsible for social networking strategies across Here Media’s iconic brands with an emphasis on maximizing revenue.
As Senior Vice President and Group Publisher for Integrated Sales, Valentino will be a consultative leader in driving revenue with the company’s growing number of large scale multi-platform sales initiatives. Valentino was previously Here Media’s Vice President and Associate Publisher managing the pharmaceutical and automotive account categories for The Advocate, OUT,and HIV Plus print publications and supervising sales of the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and liquor categories across Here Media’s digital properties. Valentino also oversaw the health and wellness content areas being packaged into multiplatform sales and marketing initiatives.
In his new role as Vice President and Publisher for the OUTbrand, Brossia will liaise with the Editorial and Integrated Marketing teams to develop strategic sales and marketing programs that will expand the company’s client base across the print, digital, and mobile platforms. Brossia was most recently OUTs Associate Publisher working closely with the brand’s numerous luxury fashion clients.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.
Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:
  • Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, here! TV, Gay.com, and Alyson Books.
  • Web properties including Gay.net, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.
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