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'Stop Press' on Britain's Pink Paper

Thu 25 Jun 2009 In: International News View at Wayback

The producers of Britain's free LGBT Pink Paper are blaming the economic downturn for pulling the plug on its print edition after the latest issue - but say the news service will continue via its website. Stop Press - for now: Pink Paper "The publishers hope to start printing the newspaper again when the economy recovers and the advertising market improves," says the Pink Paper website today. Millivres Prowler Group media director Kim Watson said: "The decision to suspend fortnightly print and distribution of Pink Paper has been one of the toughest we have had to make in a long time, but in order to ensure that we can continue providing a service to the LGBT community in future we have taken the decision now, rather than when the situation has worsened to a point that we would need to cease Pink Paper all together." Gay campaigner Peter Tatchell told the BBC that the loss of the printed edition was a huge loss to Britain's LGBT community: "Without the Pink Paper, the lesbian and gay community is likely to become more fragmented and isolated, with people in one part of the country being much less aware about what is happening in other parts of the country," he said. The paper has been published since 1987.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Thursday, 25th June 2009 - 3:45pm

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