eurOut.org

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eurOut
Type of site
blog, news
Available in English
Created by Sandra Showtime
Website http://eurOut.org
Registration yes
Launched September 2008

eurOut.org, founded in September 2008,[1] is a European website publishing news about lesbian and bisexual women in entertainment and politics in the English language. The website was founded by Sandra Showtime[2][3] who also functioned as its editor-in-chief until February 2010, when she accepted a job as COO for OneMoreLesbian.com (OML).[1] eurOut.org is currently run by Saskia Joreen until a new CEO is appointed.

eurOut.org[edit]

eurOut.org started as a forum post at the American website AfterEllen.com in August 2008, in which Sandra Showtime expressed her desire to create a website dedicated solely to European lesbian and bisexual news and entertainment. Until the website went up in September of the same year, this forum thread was where eurOut.org contributors posted their articles.

The name ‘eurOut’ comes from the combined words ‘Europe’ and ‘Out’. Their tagline, ‘informed.entertained.enlightened’ was recently changed to ‘european.lesbian.news’.

In the time since its creation, EurOut.org has found a steady reader base, reaching several thousand readers every day[4] while continuing to expand their reader base and editorial team. EurOut.Org is currently the most frequently visited website for European lesbian news and sponsors major events like the Gay Games Cologne 2010.

Content[edit]

eurOut.org distinguishes itself from other blogs aimed at lesbian and bisexual women by focussing solely on European content and high quality articles. The website discusses entertainment news from television, film, books, music, out lesbian and bisexual celebrities and web series. It also reports on queer events and any relevant change of the political landscape in Europe.

Recaps of television shows with lesbian and bisexual content are a large part of the entertainment section as well as portraits about known and relatively unknown out lesbian or bisexual women. Weekly columns like ‘We Are Everywhere’ and ‘The Lesbian News Stack’ provide updates on entertainment and political news, respectively. Other regular columns include ‘LesBian Life’ for human interest stories, ‘GameOut’ for lesbian and bisexual content in video games and ‘Lists Are Hot’ and ‘Studying LesBians’ for an overview on various topics related to lesbian and bisexual life.

Writers[edit]

With contributing writers, eurOut.org has a writing staff of 15-20 people.[4][5] Regular contributors, writers and editors are listed below.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Confessions of a Serial Groundbreaker, eurOut.org, 3 February 2010
  2. ^ Holebi.info, Holebi.info
  3. ^ La vie (tran)sexuelle de Catherine B., Catherine B.
  4. ^ a b About Us, eurOut.org, 22 September 2008
  5. ^ Hall of Fame, eurOut.org, 7 January 2010