Aug 1, 2005

EDGE Publications Launches New England News and Entertainment Portal

Partners with GayNewEngland.net to Create Region’s Premiere Gay and Lesbian Online Publication

For Immediate Release Aug 1, 2005

Boston, MA - EDGE Publications, Inc. today announced the official launch of EDGEnewengland.com, the media network’s first regional publication.

The new portal provides local news and information targeted to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

"We are excited to expand to the larger territory of New England," said publisher David Foucher. "Since we launched in Boston, we’ve received numerous requests to bring EDGE to additional cities; our New England site is a first step in that direction."

EDGE currently publishes in two cities, Boston MA (EDGEboston.com) and Provincetown MA (EDGEptown.com). Together, these portals serve up approximately 8.2 million web pages to 126,000 unique visitors per month.

As part of the New England launch, EDGE has acquired popular regional website GayNewEngland.net.

"We couldn’t be more thrilled to join EDGE," stated GayNewEngland.net publisher David Goulart. "Their commitment to the community is second to none."

EDGEnewengland.com will include all of the information from GayNewEngland.net, and Goulart will continue as its editor.

"It was important to me that GayNewEngland.net’s existing community would be comfortable with this transition," Goulart added. "The entire team at EDGE Publications has worked incredibly hard to ensure that our readers and advertisers would benefit from this new launch."

The new publication is available at http://www.EDGEnewengland.com.

EDGE Publications is dedicated to the presentation of localized news and information to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community in an objective, entertaining, ethical, socially responsible format.

ABOUT EDGE MEDIA NETWORK:

EDGE is an online community destination dedicated to the delivery of local, national and world content targeted to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in a fair, entertaining and interactive format. The company publishes online in Boston MA and Provincetown MA. Learn more about EDGE at http://www.edgeonthenet.com.

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For more information:

John Welton
Director Public Relations
415-215-8348
jwelton@edgemedianetwork.com