May 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm EDT | by WBadmin
Washington Blade announces strategic partnership with the Task Force

WASHINGTON — The Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest and most acclaimed LGBT newspaper, today announced it has become a National Corporate Partner of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

The Blade becomes the sixth National Corporate Partner of NGLTF and joins Grey Goose Vodka, Showtime, Southwest Airlines, Chili’s Restaurants and Wells Fargo as National Corporate Partners.

“We’re pleased to join in this partnership with the Washington Blade,” said Russell Roybal, deputy executive director of external relations of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. “We both have long histories in the LGBT rights movement and are excited about this opportunity to work together.”

“As a longtime supporter of the Task Force, I am excited to work with this important organization as a National Corporate Partner,” said Blade publisher Lynne Brown. “The Blade looks forward to furthering our mission of informing the LGBT community while supporting the Task Force’s work for full LGBT equality.”

The Blade will also sponsor the annual Pink & Purple Weekend in Washington, D.C., the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in Atlanta, and the Winter Party Festival in Miami. The Task Force events will be publicized through all of the Blade’s media outlets.

The Washington Blade was founded in 1969 and is known as the “newspaper of record” for the LGBT community both locally and nationally. The Washington Blade is the producer of the Official 2012 Capital Pride Guide. Visit for more information. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force builds grassroots political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Visit for information.

For more information contact Lynne Brown, publisher, Washington Blade, 202-486-0625.

  • Your paper has been doing a lot of incredibly boneheaded things lately but to my mind this tops them. I can’t express how dismaying it is to read that the newspaper of record has become a stooge.

  • Any chance the Blade will adopt a transparency policy about this collaboration and share the written agreement on its site, so the community can learn the full details of this partnership?

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