I don't know how many people on this site also go to the Young Gay America site, I got this in my e-mail, and I think it's a really good idea, and I know a lot of people might be interested in a queer youth magazine by them, so I thought I'd most the news release on Oasis. I think a part of this news release that might be REALLY appealing to some people is that it says they will mail out the magazine in nondescript envelopes so people who are in the closet can subscribe with minimal worries. I hope it's oasis-appropriate to post this here?
Anyway, I'm just trying to put the information out there for people it applies to.
FOR RELEASE: December 1, 2004
For More information:
Scott Marquardt, Associate Publisher, (902) 430-6069, email@example.com
Young Gay America (www.younggayamerica.com
) proudly announces the launch of YGA Magazine, the new glossy publication
for lesbian, gay, bi, queer, and straight-allied teens/twenty-somethings.
YGA comes from a committed team that has provided positive, healthy media
for LGBTQ young people since 2001.
³Gay-straight alliances, kids in high school, student leaders at their
colleges, young gay people are experiencing a new kind of world,² says YGA
Publisher and Young Gay America founder Benjie Nycum. ³This magazine is for
YGA is bi-monthly, containing typical teen/youth content such as profiles,
reviews, fashion, photos, advice, games, quizzes, and tons of goofy fun. YGA
has a virtual office across the US and Canada, including contributors from
all corners of the continent. YGA¹s first issue includes: ³How to Capture
Your Crush,² ³Deaf & Gay², ³Strategy for Dealing with Locker Room Bullying²,
and ³Brave New World² a look at how America has changed for LGBTQ young
Young Gay America began on the internet in 2001 as a new media project for
young gays, including on-location interviews in towns and cities across
North America. The project grew to include the acclaimed documentary film
JIM IN BOLD, produced with support by the Matthew Shepard foundation, in
2003. YGA Magazine is the next extension of the Young Gay America vision.
³We want YGA to be the magazine that young gay people can take home to their
parents and say, ŒHey. This is me. I¹m OK. I¹m awesome,¹² says Editor and
Young Gay America founder Mike Glatze. ³It¹s a good magazine.²
YGA is sold on specialty newsstands and some chain bookstores. Subscriptions
are available for ordering at the magazine¹s website www.ygamag.com
and copies are sent in unmarked envelopes for
people in the closet.
YGA aims to become the place where mainstream advertisers can finally reach
the newly-defined Gay Teen Market. ³Young gay people have always been
trend-setters,² says Nycum. ³Now they¹re increasingly integrated with their
straight peers and are even more influential than ever before.² Nycum adds
that major brands have approached YGA hoping that the publication will build
up a strong enough subscriber base to support ad placement.
Editor, YGA Magazine
YGA (Young Gay America) is the mainstream voice for the new demographic of
Gay & Lesbian teens/twentysomethings, estimated to be 2.7 million in USA.
Based on the award-winning resource website http://www.younggayamerica.com,
it is filled with typical teen/youth content like fashion, photos, profiles,
interviews, advice, games, reviews, and goofy fun.