DC Agenda: Replacement For Washington Blade Launches Tomorrow

Talk about quick! Staffers from the just-defunct Washington Blade will launch their new publication, DC Agenda, tomorrow. (With some help from the Gay Men’s Chorus.)

Members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. presented the former Washington Blade with a check Wednesday night for a full-page ad in the newspaper’s new print iteration, the D.C. Agenda, which will be available on Friday. Former Blade editor Kevin Naff, who will head up the D.C. Agenda, called the ad buy, one of six pages’ worth that have poured in unsolicited this week, a pleasant surprise. “They took a full page ad in this first modest issue and they went out of their way to deliver it in person,” said Naff. “It was unexpected and very heartwarming.” The chorus made the offering at a previously scheduled party for former Blade readers in Washington, D.C. that turned into an impromptu transition party after the publication’s closure was announced Monday.

The first issue of the DC Agenda will be a “modest” eight pages. It will be online at Save The Blade and DCAgenda.com. Meanwhile a campaign to preserve the invaluable and historical archives of the Blade is underway.

(Via – The Advocate)