Oct 2, 2006

EDGE Publications Launches Philadelphia Gay News and Entertainment Portal

For Immediate Release Oct 2, 2006

Philadelphia, PA - EDGE Publications, Inc. today announced the official launch of EDGEphiladelphia.com, the media network’s sixth major online publication, in conjunction with local gay website Phillygayborhood.com.

EDGEphiladelphia.com is devoted to serving the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender community of Philadelphia PA and its surrounding regions. The portal delivers eight major channels of information to its readers, including daily local/national news, business & finance, weather, arts & entertainment, heath & fitness, style, sports and travel. An additional number of channels provide local coverage of nightlife, shopping, lodging, dining, plus a local business directory and calendar of events.

The site joins a family of market-leading online publications currently serving up twenty million pages to more than 500,000 readers per month that includes EDGEboston.com (Boston MA), EDGEnewyork.com (New York NY), EDGEprovidence.com (Providence RI), EDGEptown.com (Provincetown MA), and EDGEnewengland.com (the company’s regional publication for New England).

"We’re excited to launch to Philadelphia," said EDGE Publisher David Foucher. "This city has such a vibrant community, and shares a close affinity to our existing readership in the Northeast. Exploring new cities is what we most love to do."

Debbie Spadafora, publisher of Phillygayborhood.com, a local online resource for the GLBT community, has joined EDGE as Editor-in-Chief of Philadelphia.

"I’m thrilled to find myself in the middle of such an incredible network of talented and motivated people," Spadafora said of her new role. "This ’civil union’ between PhillyGayborhood and EDGE allows the GLBT community here to continue enjoying what we’ve always offered on a hometown level along with the editorial excellence and technological prowess of a larger network of websites."

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

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, New York NY, Philadelphia PA, Providence RI 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