The other day, The New York Times reported that HX Media had suspended publication of The New York Blade, the biweekly gay newspaper that was a shadow of its former self. But they also let go all employees of HX itself–meaning the weekly gay bar magazine that’s long covered nightlife and entertainment–the magazine having been sold to undisclosed buyers. Apparently the current issue–with Bruno on the cover–will be the last one for a while (hopefully not forever; I need to keep up on my gogo boys).
Rumors have everyone from New York Press to Next having bought the mag, but whatever the case, every drag queen I know is walking around in withdrawal over the lost weekly publicity fix, and there’s nothing nastier than an unhappy drag queen. Come back, HX and save us from these trannie messes!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 6, 2009