The New York Blade

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The New York Blade
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Type LGBT Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid, 52 pages/issue
Owner(s) HX Media, LLC
Publisher HX Media, LLC
Editor Trenton Straube
Founded 1997
Language English
Ceased publication 2009
Headquarters New York
Circulation 100,000[citation needed]

The New York Blade was a weekly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newspaper in New York City, New York. The Blade was a member of the National Gay Newspaper Guild, and contains news, entertainment, classified ads, and free personals for men and women.


The New York Blade was started in 1997 as a New York edition of the Washington Blade. The original founding came under fire from gay rights advocates because of indications that Wilbur Ross would be involved with the paper.[1]

The paper, along with the Washington Blade, was acquired by Window Media, LLC in 2001, and then sold to HX Media in 2007. Kat Long succeeded Trenton Straube as editor-in-chief in February 2009. The paper ceased publication in July 2009.

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  1. ^ Kurtz, Howard (October 6, 1997), "Straight Angle", The Washington Post, retrieved 2007-12-04