One of the best known regional LGBT magazines has announced it is to close this week. Manchester-based Out North West has been publishing for fourteen years, varying back and forth between bimonthly and monthly publication in that time. However the tightening of budgets and shift toward getting news online rather than on paper has brought its run to a close.
Out North West attracted criticism for giving regular platform to biphobic and bi-erasing writers over its 141 issues, and not having a counterpoint bi-positive section until the last couple of years of its run. Nonetheless it was a reliable reflection of the wider queer scene in Liverpool, Manchester and surrounding areas which will be missed.