San Diego LGBT Weekly Sweeps the San Diego Press Club Awards

Nov 01, 2011 (04:11 PM EDT)

Publication serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community wins 5 awards

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- San Diego LGBT Weekly, and its companion website, were the proud recipients of five awards given at the prestigious San Diego Press Club's Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala hosted on Oct. 25, 2011. The San Diego Press Club is one of area's longest-running and most respected media and public relations organizations.


San Diego LGBT Weekly competed in the Non-Daily Newspaper category.  The publication received the following awards:

1st Place:Arts & Entertainment Reporting

1st Place:Front Page Design

1st Place:Feature Layout Design

3rd Place:Series

3rd Place:Arts & Entertainment Reporting

"This is an outstanding and historic achievement for an LGBT publication in San Diego. No other LGBT publication or website has achieved such recognition," said publisher Stampp Corbin. San Diego LGBT Weekly's preview issue was distributed on Oct. 27, 2011, with its official inaugural issue published two weeks later on Nov. 11, 2011. Corbin continued, "We could not ask for a better birthday present. These awards really honor the quality of our staff and publication."

San Diego LGBT Weekly has been a fan favorite on Facebook and Twitter with an audience as far reaching as Northern California. The paper's success has been attributed to its honesty in journalism, coverage of breaking news within the LGBT community, and its highly-sought print coverage that challenges all San Diegans to stand in unity with the magazine's mission for LGBT equality. Corbin has been a long-time LGBT activist and was Co-Chair of the National LGBT Leadership Council for the Obama presidential campaign.

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About San Diego LGBT Weekly

San Diego LGBT Weekly is the area's only weekly magazine serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in America's Finest City. The organization's mission is to inform and entertain the San Diego LGBT community with news and information that is of interest to and affects the lives of the 200,000 members of the San Diego LGBT community.

Media Contact: Stampp Corbin LGBT Weekly, 614-579-4136,

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