Just Out

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Just Out
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A Just Out cover story on Storm Large
Type Monthly magazine
Format Glossy Magazine
Owner(s) Glenn-Kipp Publishing, Inc
Publisher Jonathan Kipp
Founded 1983
Language English
Headquarters PO Box 10609
Portland, OR 97296
 United States
Circulation Portland metropolitan area
Official website justout.com

Just Out is an LGBTQ publication in Portland, Oregon founded in 1983 by Jay Brown and Renee LaChance.[1][2] It ceased publication as a semimonthly newspaper in December 2011. In February 2012, Glenn-Kipp Publishing, Inc purchased the Just Out brand assets[3] and as of June 1, 2012 Just Out is now being published as a monthly LGBTQ magazine.

The magazine is available for free at hundreds of businesses across the Portland metropolitan area, and free digital copies are available as PDF files on the web site.

Former contributors to Just Out include novelist Marc Acito, Pink Martini pianist Thomas Lauderdale, and prize-winning reporter Peter Zuckerman.[2] USA Today best-selling author Andy Mangels also wrote for the newspaper multiple times over a 25-year period, mostly in the early 2000s.[4]

History[edit]

The newspaper's web site used to list many outdoor boxes and other places where Just Out was distributed at no charge. These drop sites could be found throughout the Portland metro area. Up until the mid-2000s there were drop sites elsewhere in Oregon, but virtually all were eliminated due to a number of factors, including the price of gasoline at the time and a belief that the LGBTQ population outside of the Portland area was too small to make the drop sites worthwhile.[citation needed] By the time the paper stopped publication in December 2011, some communities across Oregon had begun receiving Just Out again, including two distribution points in Klamath Falls.[5]

On January 21, 2009, Just Out's editorial board issued a statement[6] calling on recently inaugurated Portland mayor Sam Adams to resign, in light of his admission that he had covered up a sexual relationship with a state legislative intern in order to avoid disruptions to his mayoral campaign.

Mid-March 2009, three employees — news editor Jaymee Cuti, arts-and-culture editor Jim Radosta, and art director Blake Martinez — resigned because they had not been paid in full since late January, nor on time for six months. Publisher Marty Davis cited the economic recession and a resulting downturn in ad revenue as the cause of financial troubles.[7][8]

On December 26, 2011, publisher Marty Davis announced that Just Out was out of business effective immediately,[9] with its December 9 issue being its last.

A couple months later, on February 14, 2012, it was announced that Glenn-Kipp Publishing, Inc., had acquired Just Out, with Jonathan Kipp as the new publisher, and Just Out would resume publication.[3] Kipp had once contributed to Just Out for two years.[10] It has returned as a monthly high-quality magazine starting June 1, 2012.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Phil (October 21, 2008). "Just Out magazine ready for a humorous birthday party". The Oregonian (Advance Publications). 
  2. ^ a b Hector, Alley (November 20, 2008). "Just Out celebrates 25 years in Portland". OregonLive.com. Advance Internet. Retrieved February 14, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Hector, Alley (February 14, 2012). "Just Out announces return to publishing". qPDX. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "AndyMangels.com website". Retrieved December 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Survival guide". Klamath Basin Lambdas. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ Beaudoin, Stephen Marc (January 21, 2009). "Just Out Editorial Board Asks Portland Mayor Sam Adams To Resign From Office". Just Out. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ Baer, April (March 13, 2009). "Three Quit 'Just Out' Newspaper As Financial Problems Take Toll". Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ Zusman, Mark (March 16, 2009). "Top Staff at Just Out Takes a Walk". Willamette Week. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ Schurr, Amanda (December 26, 2011). "Letter From The Publisher". Just Out. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ Hector, Alley (February 17, 2012). "Interview with new Just Out publisher Jonathan Kipp of Glenn-Kipp". qPDX. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Just Out back June 1". Just Out. March 31, 2012. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 

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