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GOPride Re-launches to offer better social experience for Chicago's GLBT community

Chicago, IL — Celebrating its fourth year since debuting the strategic alliance between and on June 23, 2003, GOPride Corporation announces the re-launch of, the number one online resource for Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The new website, which includes fresh features and enhanced opportunities to meet new people, is now available through

"With this latest version of our site, we hope to create the definitive destination for all things gay in Chicago," said R. Matthew Inawat, president.  "In addition to the content and information that visitors find on the Web site, we wanted to give our visitors a way to engage themselves within the social experience of our community."

As part of the re-launch, focuses more on social networking, with the all new "MyPride" feature and popular MatchMaker personals, featured more prominently on the site. members are now able to create a unique user profile through "MyPride," where members can manage their profile and settings, add friends, and create a blog. The MatchMaker personals, first introduced in 2000, has grown to become the most popular free online dating service for Chicago's LGBT market. 

To further create a better online experience for the individual user, members are also able to search and personalize the events calendar and business directory .

"There is no better time than Pride week to celebrate a project so heavily focused on uniting our community," said S. James Long, Senior Vice President. 

As part of the site's continuing efforts to reach Chicago's gay audience, also recently launched, a mobile VIP text-based service with a version of the Web site available for cell phones at Additionally has added news and editorial content from Gay Chicago Magazine.

About is the leading web-based resource serving Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The Web site, consistently ranked in the top 1% of all Web sites ( Data), features event calendars, a popular matchmaker, special interest columns, and a comprehensive phone directory emphasizing local gay and lesbian dining and nightlife. Utilizing real-time data and exclusive web tools, allows organizations and advertisers to better develop marketing strategies to reach Chicago's LGBT community. 
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