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LETTER: First Issue of True Q Magazine

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BY KAYLEE DUFF

The preview issue of True Q Magazine dropped online today! You can check it out here, and around the state at our various distribution locations (when available).

Photo by Emily Hirzel.

The past couple of months have been an absolute whirlwind for me, both personally and professionally. Graduating college, moving to a new city, getting engaged, starting at True Media… It’s been just change after change. But I’ve learned that change can be really, really exciting! I remember the day Curtis came into my office and told me he’d decided to go through with launching True Q. The re-launch of the new website had gone well, and he was approached by several people asking if we were going to do a magazine. So here we are.

True Q is going to focus on all 88 counties in Ohio, while also providing national and world news, entertainment, events and other special topics and unique features. In past election cycles — especially in 2016 — we saw where the rural areas of Ohio slipped through the cracks and were left behind. As someone who grew up gay in a small, rural Ohio town, I can attest to how hard and isolating that experience can be. Having someone or something to turn to, like a magazine and the community it creates, can make that so much easier.

Now we’re here to reach the far corners of the state, to connect and bring together all of Ohio’s LGBTQ+ and
allied communities. The “Q” in True Q’s name is in honor of Quorum Columbus, an LGBTQ+ magazine that served central Ohio for several years until its end in 2015. True Media was originally formed when Curtis acquired the rights to Quorum and TrueFM Online (which is now True Media’s 24/7 online music stream and podcast studio). It is such an honor to carry on Quorum’s mission and legacy, and being able to expand that throughout all of the state has been extremely humbling.

We — the whole True Team and myself — are excited for all the years of community, growth, education and fun to come with you. Thanks for joining us on this ride.

Love,

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