monthly newspaper for the state's LGBT audience will
fold after 21 years of publishing, according to Seven Days,
a news Web site in Vermont. Burlington-based Mountain
Pride Media board president Brian Cote told Seven Days
that the decision to fold Out in the Mountains three
weeks ago was emotional but necessary.
"When it came
down to it," he said, "we had a few hundred dollars
left in the checking account, and the model just could not
newspaper appeared in 1985 it was still legal in Vermont to
fire someone for being gay, the article said. The
state has since seen the overturning of
discrimination laws and the adoption of civil unions.
ago," Cote said, "people relied on this newspaper for
information about our community." Now, he added,
mainstream press outlets in Vermont are covering gay issues.
He also mentioned that many people get their news
from the Internet and that advertising revenues
have been lagging.
will put on a fund-raiser to cover closing costs and
payroll. (The Advocate)