About Out in Jersey

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Company Overview

Out In Jersey Inc. was founded in October 2002. Today Out In Jersey is the bi-monthly and statewide LGBT magazine in the Garden State. OutInJersey.net is New Jersey’s LGBT news and event website for the local LGBT community and is updated daily.

Out In Jersey is a top source for news, events, features, commentary, plus the latest theatre, restaurant, music, books, and DVD reviews. We specialize in covering news and events that are relevant to the LGBT community of New Jersey.

Out In Jersey Inc. History

Out In Jersey Inc. was founded in October of 2002. Before 2002 the publication was a Central New Jersey publication of the Trenton Gay and Lesbian Civic Association called Trenton Out and About (TGLCA ceased operations in Trenton, NJ in 2008).

The original founders were Peter Frycki (current owner and publisher) and Toby Grace (current Editor Emeritus). The publication was a newsletter that had grown to over 48 pages as Trenton Out and About and Out In Jersey grew the regional footprint beyond Central New Jersey to cover the entire state and the adjacent areas of Pennsylvania. These areas included: Philadelphia, Bucks County, Stroudsburg and the Lehigh Valley. Later, in 2004, the footprint grew to include a dozen locations in New York City in the Chelsea and Greenwich Village neighborhoods.

In 2005, a new website was launched OutInJersey.net. The website was not fully developed until 2008 when it became a fully functional website portal. It featured news, reviews, commentary, listings and features that could not fit in the print publication.

An events page was launched in 2009 to update LGBT New Jersey meetings and events on a daily basis. By this time, the bimonthly printed calendar in Out In Jersey magazine was always dated and missing a lot of information by the time it was distributed to subscribers and the free distribution locations.

The website grew quickly to become the most comprehensive source of LGBT news and events daily for the ever-growing New Jersey gay community. News and events are happening and changing daily. So, today 80% of Out In Jersey‘s available content is only online and updated when needed. This is dictated by the news cycle. The website is very popular and is visited by thousands of “unique” visitors from the local region weekly.

Since 2010, Out In Jersey has added social networking with both Facebook and Twitter feeds that are updated daily. Out In Jersey Inc. has plans to continue its growth in the near future with podcasts and video — and much more yet to come.


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