Thank you for the past 10 years

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Dear Readers,

Thank you for your support over the past 10 years. We could not have been successful in growing Out & About Newspaper without you. From newsgathering to advertising, you’ve been there for us.

The impact that our newspaper has had on the Tennessee GLBT community is immeasurable.

We often forget the impact that we do have – but one of our goals since we started 10 years ago was to help build a sense of community.

I was reminded of this recently when a person was telling me the story of when they turned 18, he came to Nashville (from a rural southern city) to celebrate. He saw a copy of O&AN and picked one up. He’s now kept it for several years as a keepsake. He said the newspaper made such an impression on him and how professional it looked. It made a long-term impact on him and helped build a sense of community.

We also appreciate the support from all of our advertisers – many who have been with us since we started 10 years ago. It’s their financial support that has allowed us to publish for the last 10 years and to be able to grow.

O&AN was the first gay publication in Tennessee to distribute in a major grocery store chain – Kroger – and remains the only one to do so. We broke ground several years ago when we partnered with WTVF NewsChannel 5 to provide the areas first GLBT news and information show with a major network affiliate.

The support you have given us is immeasurable. The main goal of this publication was to be a voice of the GLBT community, and give you an outlet to express your thoughts and views.

We are proud of the work we have done over the past 10 years, and we thank you for allowing us to be in your lives and be that vital link to the GLBT community.