Pink Paper closes
The Pink Paper, for many years a free weekly print newspaper for the LGB&T communities, announced today that it is closing.
The Pink had been run as a web-only news site in recent years after a failed relaunch as a glossy paid-for magazine and the downturn in print advertising revenues caused by the rise of the internet and the current recession.
For many bis it was an old friend: in the days before the web it was a lifeline of news and information. Launching in 1987 it quickly became a rallying point in the campaign to stop the introduction oof Section 28.
However its bi coverage was not ideal – the personal ads section were notorious for the phrase “no bisexuals”, and even when some bi listings appeared in its pages, the paper never rose to the task of challenging biphobia.
It is nonetheless the passing of an era. Goodbye Pink Paper, we loved you, and we loved being grumpy about you!