By now I would imagine everyone is aware of the situation involving The Washington Blade shutting (and locking) it’s doors. The Washington Blade was owned by Window Media LLC,  the nation’s largest gay and lesbian newspaper publisher also owns Southern Voice, South Florida Blade & 411 Magazine, Genre Magazine amongst other LGBT publications. The company was forced into receivership by the federal Small Business Administration earlier this year.

Around 11:20am this morning via Twitter the below statement was issued:

@WashingtonBlade: “Washington Blade, like all Window Media publications, is closing today. Thank you for your support. (Keep following us for developments.)”

The Washington Blade can only be described as an institution of Washington DC LGBT life and to say it will be missed is an understatement! The best can only be wished to all those who have been displaced at this very sad time.