Southern Voice, Atlanta’s 21-year-old gay and lesbian weekly newspaper, has turned its last pages after closing because of financial reasons. Southern Voice joins David Atlanta, a publication about gay nightlife, which also closed because of financial reasons.
Window Media LLC owns the publications and shut down various gay publications this past weekend. Window Media is the largest gay and lesbian newspaper publisher in the nation.
Southern Voice editor Laura Brown did not confirm the closure until this morning when she arrived and was informed by a page designer. Staff members arrived today to find a sign on the paper’s closed doors reading, “It is with great regret that we must inform you that effective immediately, the operations of Window Media LLC and Unite Media LLC have closed down.”
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— Kim Brown