The AGMC is pleased to welcome Atlanta Magazine as one of our newest corporate sponsors.
Atlanta Magazine has a long history of support for Atlanta’s LGBT community; it’s been a media partner of Atlanta Pride for a decade and counting, provided many years of support to Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), and has partnered with Pets Are Loving Support (PALS).
Sponsorship of the AGMC is “a partnership that was meant to be,” says Kevin Benefield, Atlanta Magazine’s director of Creative Services and Public Relations and a personal fan of the chorus. “How can we be a city magazine and not support the gay community? It’s a natural fit.”
Telling stories, impacting lives
Atlanta Magazine celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011, a half-century that spanned eight mayors, five Lenox Square expansions, two Coke formulas and three generations of King family pastors. The magazine outlasted other “Atlanta lifestyle” magazines that imported outside content, instead relying on Atlanta residents themselves to tell their stories and show their work.
The magazine’s legacy includes a long history of publishing pieces that were ahead of their time, including a gay adoption cover story in the mid-1980s (a move that led to lost advertisers and issues pulled off shelves) and a November 1990 story on the AIDS crisis in rural Georgia. This fearless approach to its content earned the magazine a 2008 National Magazine Award (an “Ellie”) for feature reporting; it was nominated again in 2009.
With each issue, Atlanta Magazine demonstrates its commitment to representing every facet of the city. Benefield describes the magazine’s staff as advocates for “our rich and diverse city, [which is] the cultural and economic engine of the South.” With a combined readership of half a million people, Atlanta Magazine is dedicated to telling stories that impact lives, and this commitment is evident in its corporate partnerships.
Thank you, Atlanta Magazine, for your steadfast support of the AGMC and Atlanta’s LGBT community!