Open letter from new Out & About Managng Editor


To The Tennessee GLBT Community,

There’s a change in the air for everyone. Who am I, you may ask? Let me take a moment to introduce myself.

My name is Joseph Brownell and while for the last decade I’ve called Atlanta my home, working tirelessly in the GLBT community and community at-large to foster unity, acceptance and showcase our successes as much as our struggles, it is with a frenzied enthusiasm that I become a Nashville resident.

But this isn’t the important part. The bigger question is who are you? As I prepare to make the transition to Managing Editor of Out & About Newspaper, that is the question I hope to successfully answer. See without readers O&AN wouldn’t have celebrated its 10-year anniversary in October. If I have my way in another decade someone will be writing that same exact sentence again.

So what can you expect to see from O&AN next year? Well, in some ways, I hope what you see isn’t too far removed from what you’ve seen from us over the past couple of years. You can still count on O&AN to provide you breaking news relevant to your experience as members of the GLBT community as well as the community spotlights that have helped us shine over the past decade. But as I said there is a change in the air for everyone and that includes us.

I’ll always remember that this publication is nothing without you, our readers. I want to know what you want to see in 2013. Email me at [email protected] with your comments and suggestions . . . even if you haven’t picked up a copy in a while, tell me why. I look forward to working with our community as we embark on a new year here.

Joseph Brownell