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SDGLN, nation’s leading LGBT news publications partner to cover 2012 Democratic National Convention

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Several leading LGBT community news publications across the country, including San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, will offer in-depth, on-the-ground coverage of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, hosted in Charlotte from Sept 4-6.

Led by QNotes (goqnotes.com), the Charlotte-based LGBT community newspaper in North Carolina, the special DNC coverage will highlight LGBT issues, delegates, politicians and convention-related events.

Print and online publications joining the special media partnership and syndicating QNotes’ DNC coverage include The Advocate (advocate.com), The Bilerico Project (bilerico.com), LGBTQ Nation (lgbtqnation.com), The New Civil Rights Movement (thenewcivirightsmovement.com) Denver’s Out Front (outfrontonline.com), Out In Jersey (outinjersey.net), San Diego Gay & Lesbian News (sdgln.com) and Chicago’s Windy City Media Group (windycitymediagroup.com).

“Our partnership with these outstanding LGBT news-media offers community members across the country an inside look at this year’s Democratic National Convention, where delegates are expected for the first time in history to add support for marriage equality to a leading political party’s platform,” said Matt Comer, QNotes editor.

“We are thrilled to partner with our colleagues across the country in offering coverage of this convention,” QNotes Publisher Jim Yabrough said.
“We take pride in our service to our local communities and are happy to provide the same level of news and features coverage for a national audience during this important national event.”

"SDGLN believes the 2012 convention will make history and wanted our readers to be able to share in all these special moments," SDGLN Editor in Chief Ken Williams said. "We will be seeing a record number of LGBT participants at the DNC, including 10 from San Diego, so SDGLN readers will be paying close attention as the Democrats approve a platform that will embrace marriage equality and other issues near and dear to their hearts."

Established in June 1986, QNotes is North Carolina’s leading LGBT community newspaper. Its print newspaper is distributed every other week across North Carolina and its daily news coverage at goqnotes.com provides news and features for the entire Carolinas region. QNotes is a partner in The Charlotte Observer’s local Charlotte News Alliance.

SDGLN was founded in October 2009. Since then, SDGLN has gained an international audience reaching 175 countries on every continent and has become the leading news source for Southern California with strong readership from San Diego to Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and elsewhere in the Golden State.