Portland OR Gay Paper Just Out Stops Its Presses

It’s never good news when an LGBT newspaper goes out of business, especially when its a 28-year-old institution like Portland, Oregon’s Just Out, which has ceased publication after releasing its December issue.

Publisher Marty Davis announced on the paper’s website:  .

“Effective December 26, 2011, Just Out newsmagazine, serving Portland’s LGBTQ community since 1983, is no longer in business. Three years of recession have taken their toll. Please direct all inquiries to Marty Davis at [email protected] Thank you for your many years of readership and support.”

The bimonthly paper was founded by Jay Brown and Renee LaChance in 1983 and has featured notable writers including Marc Acito, Peter Zuckerman and Andy Mangels. It was originally available for free in many of Oregon’s metropolitan areas, but economic hardship downsized distribution in recent years to just Portland, with one drop box each in Eugene and Salem.

“So sad to hear this news—yet another significant loss for those attempting to do good work in these challenging times,” posted one commenter on the Just Out site. “I look forward to the reincarnation, Marty, in whatever form your good intentions manifest. There is no death of good intentions and good works—only the temporary transformations.”

Source: Washington Blade

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  • LandStander

    Oh no! I live in Portland and this is very sad news. At least we still have the Mercury.

  • Josh in OR

    Sad news indeed for this Portland native. This recession is just massacring everyone, isn’t it? Here’s hoping America really IS waking up…


  • Mike

    The recession is tough on all the GLBT media. We launched 16 months ago in the Deep South — true Bible Belt area — and we’re still struggling to get on good footing. Sometimes I pray for a huge windfall.

  • Otis Criblecoblis

    As a Seattleite who loves Portland, i’m very sad as well to hear this news.

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