OUT MAGAZINE, ADVOCATE MAGAZINE, OUT TRAVELER MAGAZINE, PRIDE.COM AND MORE UNDER NEW ‘EQUAL PRIDE’ LGBTQ+ OWNERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP
NEW YORK, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New LGBTQ+ owners and executives now in the works for Out.com/ Magazine, Advocate.com/ Magazine, Out Traveler Magazine, Plus Magazine and Pride.com as Equal Entertainment announces acquisition of assets of Pride Media, which is now rebranded as Equal Pride. Equal Pride will now become the leading owned and certified LGBTQ+ voice for the LGBTQ+ community with plans to expand the audience with women and people of color.
The acquisition returns the company to majority LBGTQ+ ownership and creates the largest LGBTQ+-owned media, digital, television and entertainment company in the country, with the majority of Equal Pride employees also identifying as LGBTQ+, women and/or people of color. Equal Pride will be managed by Marc Berry Hill who becomes general manager. Michael Kelley will become Chairman and President of Global Growth and Development reporting to Berryhill. Diane Anderson Minshall, Pride Media’s first female CEO, will retain C-suite responsibilities as Equal Pride’s global and development director, focused on editorial brands and international audience expansion. complete the direction, Joe Lovejoywill become chief financial officer and Stuart Brockington has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Sales and Partnerships, effective immediately. Equal Pride 2022 customers include: General Motors, Google Pixel, Gilead, Capital One, Disney/Hulu, TikTok, McDonald’s, Molson CoorsNBCU, J&J and many more.