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Washington Blade Shuts Down

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By Meymo Lyons

Washington Blade, the oldest newspaper in the country for gays and lesbians, is shutting down.

The announcement of the closure of the Blade, a weekly, and other titles in the Window Media group was made in a posting on Twitter which read: "Washington Blade, like all Window Media publications, is closing today," "thank you for your support."

Window Media is the largest gay and lesbian newspaper publisher in the country. It claims more than 400,000 readers a week for its publications.

Washington Blade was founded in 1969 and recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. It was purchased by Window Media in 2001. Steven Myers, co-president of Window Media in Washington, D.C., declined comment.

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