'Washington Blade' returns on April 30

The Washington Blade, the LGBT newspaper that was shut down in November, is making a comeback on April 30.

The Washington Blade, the LGBT newspaper that was shut down in November, is making a comeback on April 30. Parent company Window Media filed for bankruptcy in November, shutting down the publication, but the staffers have been keeping busy, publishing in print and online under the name DC Agenda.

DC Agenda is owned by Brown Naff Pitts Omnimedia, a company founded by former Blade employees, including publisher Lynne Brown, editor Kevin Naff, and sales executive Brian Pitts. The company recently acquired all the assets of the Washington Blade, including the name, all trademarks and copyrights, and the archive. The company decided to return to the Washington Blade name after conducting a survey of DC Agenda readers.

"There are benefits to the brand recognition of a publication that was highly trusted and respected for 40 years," said Brown, who has been at the Blade for more than 20 years, in a statement. "We now have the opportunity to both restore and refresh a powerful, venerable news gathering institution and to make the treasure trove of our vibrant gay rights and liberation movement history accessible to the public."

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