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."