The Advocate Publishes Its First-Ever List of Best Places to Live for Gays and Lesbians Dallas, Tucson and Missoula Among Top 10



    NEW YORK CITY, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Advocate, the
 award-winning, twice-monthly newsmagazine for LGBT people, and a flagship
 brand of PlanetOut Inc. (Nasdaq:   LGBT), the leading media and entertainment
 company exclusively focused on the gay and lesbian market, has unveiled a
 fresh, surprising list of cities and towns in its first annual look at the
 10 best places for gay and lesbian people to live in the United States. The
 story is in the current issue of the magazine, on newsstands today.
     Titled "Where We Live," the 12-page article looks outside all the
 traditional gay meccas to find the 10 best places for openly gay and
 lesbian families and singles-as well as emerging trends related to these
 locales. With travel tips, local interviews, demographic highlights and
 scenic photo spreads, The Advocate has captured the excitement and pride
 shaping America's top gay and lesbian communities.
     "The Advocate welcomes you to this new American landscape" reads the
 headliner of this article. "As the country opens its arms to openly gay and
 lesbian people, the places we call home have grown beyond urban gay
 ghettos."
     The Top Ten Places to Live chosen by The Advocate follow in alphabetical
 order:
 
     -- Columbus, Ohio
     -- Dallas, Tex.
     -- Ferndale, Mich.
     -- Ithaca, N.Y.
     -- Lexington, Ky.
     -- Missoula, Mont.
     -- Portland, Ore.
     -- San Diego, Calif.
     -- Santa Fe, N.Mex.
     -- Tucson, Ariz.
     Within the article, The Advocate features why each city made the list,
 along with census information -- including median household income and
 quotes from locals, business owners and political figures who tout their
 city's achievements in fostering a gay-friendly community. Also considered
 were the quality of public schools, retirement communities and condos, an
 integrated sense of community and the quality of environment for raising
 children.
     "We continue to find that the lives of gay people in America are
 evolving in surprising ways," said Anne Stockwell, newly named Editor of
 The Advocate. "When the magazine was founded 40 years ago, we would never
 have dreamed that we would be reporting on the burgeoning gay scene in
 Lexington, Kentucky, or that gays and lesbians would be retiring to Santa
 Fe. This remarkable study is evidence of a sea change in our culture and of
 acceptance and visibility."
     The Advocate
     Celebrating its 40 years in print this year, The Advocate is the
 world's leading gay and lesbian newsmagazine. The magazine reports twice
 monthly on news, politics, business, medical issues, and arts &
 entertainment. Hailed by The Washington Post as the "standard of gay
 journalism," The Advocate distributes more than 8 million copies each year.
 Please visit http://www.advocate.com.
     About PlanetOut Inc.
     PlanetOut Inc. is the leading global media and entertainment company
 exclusively serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
 community.
     PlanetOut's digital media brands include Gay.com, PlanetOut.com,
 Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com and HIVPlusMag.com, as well as
 localized versions of the Gay.com site in English, French, German, Italian,
 Portuguese and Spanish. PlanetOut print media brands, published by LPI,
 include The Advocate, Out, The Out Traveler and HIVPlus, as well as
 SpecPub, Inc. titles. Transaction services brands include e-commerce Web
 sites Kleptomaniac.com and BuyGay.com, travel and events marketer RSVP
 Vacations, and book publisher Alyson Publications, among others.
     PlanetOut, based in San Francisco with additional offices in New York,
 Los Angeles, Minneapolis, London and Buenos Aires, offers Global 1000 and
 local advertisers access to what it believes to be the most extensive
 multi-channel, multi-platform network of gay and lesbian people in the
 world. For more information, please visit http://www.planetoutinc.com.
 
 

SOURCE PlanetOut Inc.

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