Citing competition from the internet and other gay papers, Vermont’s only gay newspaper, “Out in the Mountains”, has announced they’re ceasing publication.
The most significant change appears to be the mainstream press’ willingness to cover gay interest stories that in earlier years would have only been covered in the niche publication.
Said Board President Brian Cote: “Part of the success of Out in the Mountains over the last 21 years has been a voice for the community. But today there are other newspapers that are willing to cover our community and stories about our community that they would never have covered ten years ago. Times have changed since the state passed the first civil union law in the country.”
At its peak, Out in the Mountains had a circulation of 7,000.