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Media Leaders Unite to Create Chicago LGBT Calendar
2009-09-21

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Windy City Media Group and ChicagoPride announce enhanced and comprehensive community calendar

CHICAGO - In a significant move that unites two of the largest content providers for Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered ( LGBT ) community, Windy City Media Group and ChicagoPride today announced an agreement to create a unified community calendar designed to connect the LGBT population to the numerous diverse possibilities the community has to offer.

"We are thrilled to further enhance our partnership with ChicagoPride to deliver this useful and informative community resource," said Tracy Baim, publisher, Windy City Media Group., which produces Windy City Times, Nightspots, and Windy City Queercast. "We especially encourage groups to post benefits far ahead of time so that event planners can check for conflicting dates for their own events."

Beginning October 5, 2009, the event listings of the Windy City Times, Nightspots Magazine and ChicagoPride will be combined to generate CalendarQ, the most-comprehensive event and community calendar, to be published exclusively in the Windy City Times.

With a feature-rich design and interactivity that maximizes the capabilities of the online version, Calendar Q will be available at www.windycitymediagroup.com .

"Windy City Media Group has been a proven leader in Chicago's LGBT community," said Bill Pritchard, senior vice president, ChicagoPride. "With this new community initiative and partnership, both companies are positioned to better serve the members of our community, ultimately putting them in control of their busy schedules."

Community organizers, event planners, arts groups and bar owners can submit events online or by email: calendar@windycitymediagroup.com .

Most importantly, groups are strongly encouraged to post their events directly online. Under the Events button go to Post an Event; once entered, this information will flow to the Web sites of both companies, plus the print editions of Windy City Times and Nightspots.

The agreement between Windy City Media Group and ChicagoPride is the latest in collaborative efforts in a longstanding strategic relationship.

About ChicagoPride

ChicagoPride is the leading web-based resource serving Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) community. The ChicagoPride Web site, consistently ranked in the top 1% of all Web sites ( Amazon.com/Alexa Data ) , features event calendars, a popular matchmaker, special interest columns, and a comprehensive phone directory emphasizing local gay and lesbian dining and nightlife. Utilizing real-time data and exclusive web tools, ChicagoPride allows organizations and advertisers to better develop marketing strategies to reach Chicago's LGBT community.

About Windy City Media Group

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Times, Nightspots, OUT! Resource Guide, Identity online, WindyCityQueercast.com and QueerTVNetwork.com . Windy City Media Group is also the producer of these annual events: Windy City Gay Idol, 30 Under 30 and the Windy City Times Theater Series. Its companion Web site, www.windycitymediagroup.com, is a top-ranked regional and national LGBT news and entertainment site. To download all of the products visit www.windycitymediagroup.com . Send questions to publisher@windycitymediagroup.com or call ( 773 ) 871-7610.


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