Monthly lifestyle title Gay Times is to introduce a section looking
at health, fitness and sport.
Its publisher, Millevres Prowler Group, also plans to increase the
proportion of editorial content on its website.
Editor Colin Richardson said: 'The paper has covered these issues before
but the new pages will look at the body and mind as a whole thing. We
will bring all this stuff together. We are not going down the Men's
Health route but there will be gym-oriented articles along with sport
and health advice.'
The introduction of the as-yet-unnamed section does not represent a
shift in direction, Richardson insisted. 'It is simply a case of playing
to our strengths. News will remain very much a core part of the
It drives a lot of our content. But gay sports have developed a
The gay soccer world cup will be held in the UK in August, he added.
Health issues such as testicular and prostate cancer and HIV will also
The section will be co-ordinated by deputy editor Vicky Powell, who is
also effectively news editor of the title.
Richardson said Gay Times may also reposition some of its other
Its website is predominately sales-oriented at present, but Richardson
hopes to add more editorial content. 'It wasn't updated regularly
enough, which led to editorial material being withdrawn from the site in
favour of sales material,' he said.
'But an online or email news service is in the offing,' he added.
Gay Times' circulation, although not ABC-audited, is 64,000, half of
which is bought through newsstands.