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USAID partnership with gay advocacy groups aims to promote LGBT rights abroad

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Washington, D.C. — The Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest and most acclaimed LGBT newspaper, is sending a reporter to Bogota, Colombia this week to cover a new public-private partnership designed to promote LGBT rights around the world.

The U.S. Agency for International Development will work with the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute, the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law and Olivia Companies on the LGBT Global Development Partnership that will contribute $11 million over the next four years to advocacy groups in Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala and other developing countries.

Blade reporter Michael Lavers will travel to Colombia on Wednesday, May 29 and file reports from Bogota throughout the week. Lavers will be chronicling the USAID effort, profiling local grassroots LGBT activists and interviewing Colombian politicians and other officials.

“As the LGBT rights movement gains momentum abroad, the Blade is committed to covering these exciting advances with reporters on the ground,” said Blade editor Kevin Naff.

Follow Lavers and his reports at washingtonblade.com, on the Blade’s Facebook page or on Twitter, @washingtonblade.

The Washington Blade was founded in 1969 and is known as the “newspaper of record” for the LGBT community both locally and nationally. Visit washingtonblade.com for more information.

CONTACT: Kevin Naff, editor, Washington Blade

[email protected], 410-404-0325

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WASHINGTON BLADE VIAJARÁ A COLOMBIA PARA REPORTEAR UN PROGRAMA DEL GOBIERNO ESTADOUNIDENSE SOBRE LOS DERECHOS LGBT

Una colaboración de USAID con grupos gay tiene como objectivo promover los derechos LGBT en el extranjero

WASHINGTON, D.C.—28  de mayo de 2013—El Washington Blade, el periódico LGBT más antiguo y respetado del país, va a enviar un reportero a Bogotá, Colombia, esta semana para reportear sobre una colaboración público/privada diseñada para avanzar los derechos LGBT del mundo.

La Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) trabajará con la Agencia Sueca para el Desarrollo Internacional (SIDA,) Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute, Williams Institute de la UCLA School of Law y Olivia Companies en la Colaboración Programa Global LGBT (the LGBT Global Partnership) que contribuirá $11 milliones durante los próximos cuatro años a grupos LGBT en Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala y otros países en desarrollo.

Michael Lavers, un reportero por el Blade, viajará a Colombia el 29 de mayo y presentará informes de Bogotá durante la semana. Documentará la colaboración de USAID y entrevistará a varios activistas LGBT, políticos y funcionarios de Colombia.

“En cuanto avanza el movimento LGBT en el extranjero, el Blade se compromete a reportear estos avances emocionantes con reporteros en el terreno,” dice el editor del Blade, Kevin Naff.

Puede seguir a Lavers y sus informes a washingtonblade.com, en la página de Facebook del Blade o en Twitter @washingtonblade.

El Washington Blade fue fundada en 1969 y es conocido como el periódico líder que documenta la comunidad LGBT local y nacional de los Estados Unidos. Visita washingtonblade.com por más información.

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National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Certifies Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc

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Washington, D.C. — Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc, the parent company of the Washington Blade and Azer Creative, announced today it has been certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) as an LGBT Business Enterprise. The NGLCC supports and advocates for diversity and inclusion for LGBT-owned businesses. With this certification the Blade’s parent company joins more than 510 business and 134 corporate partners of the NGLCC.

Brown, Naff, Pitts Omnimedia, Inc. owns and operates the Washington Blade, the oldest and most acclaimed LGBT newspaper in the country. In 2012, the company launched Azer Creative, a full-service design firm. The company employs more than a dozen full-time LGBT staff.

“We are excited to become one of the 500 LGBT businesses across the country certified by NGLCC,” said Lynne Brown, the Blade’s publisher and a co-owner of the company. “The LGBT community has been part of our company from the beginning and we look forward to continue that for many years to come.”

The Washington Blade was founded in 1969 and is known as the “newspaper of record” for the LGBT community both locally and nationally. Visit washingtonblade.com for more information. Azer Creative is a full-service graphic design firm based in Washington, D.C. Visit azercreative.com for more information. 

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Dozens of categories cover all the best for LGBT Washington. Who deserves the prize this year?

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