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 City
Circulation 22,000 free copies [1]

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


The New York Blade was founded in 1997 as a New York edition of the Washington Blade. The paper immediately came under fire from gay rights advocates because of indications that Wilbur Ross would be involved with the new venture.[2]

The paper, along with the Washington Blade, was acquired by Window Media, LLC in 2001, and both were 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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Lee, Jennifer (July 1, 2009), "New York Gay Newspaper Suspends Publication", The New York Times, retrieved August 9, 2015 
  2. ^ Kurtz, Howard (October 6, 1997). "Straight Angle". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 

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