Nashville’s oldest GLBT publication goes monthly


'inside Out Nashville' Publisher Linda WelchNashville’s oldest GLBT publication, inside Out Nashville, turned 15 this month and is making a shift from weekly to monthly distribution on its anniversary.

Publisher Linda Welch said the decision came as a result of reduced advertising revenue, marginal circulation gains and an increase in expenses.

"Our goal was never to get rich," Welch said. "Our goal has been and will always continue to be, to offer a reasonably priced resource, to help promote GLBT events, fundraising, local organizations, community leaders, community businesses and entertainment options in Middle Tennessee."

Welch began the newspaper, then called Xenogeny, in September 1994. It was renamed inside Out Nashville in January 2006. She said the newspaper will maintain an entertainment focus and be distributed at the beginning of each month.

"As we look to the future, we are also focusing more on our Internet operations," Welch said. "Many print media scenarios are also making the big paradigm shift and are embracing the digital future on the Internet. We too need to keep in step with future trends."