Andy Ambrosius joins as Boystown editor

Fri. April 18, 2014 2:06 PM remains top online destination for Boystown Chicago

Chicago, IL -, part of the GoPride Network, announces the appointment of Andy Ambrosius as Boystown Editor in Chief, where he will lead editorial direction, original content and expansion of the site's Boystown channels.

"We are excited to welcome Andy's expertise and insider access to Boystown," said R. Matthew Inawat, GoPride Corp. President. "Under Andy's guidance, will continue to build a quality online presence for Chicago's popular gay neighborhood and the area's LGBT community as a whole."

Prior to, Ambrosius spent more than two years as editor for Patch, where he maintained a strong editorial voice for Chicago's Boystown and Lakeview neighborhoods. Ambrosius also guest edited and reported for four other North Side Patch publications. 

"Covering news in Boystown was always my absolute favorite part of reporting on the North Side, so to be given the ability to stay connected with my favorite Chicago neighborhood as a journalist again is an exciting move," said Ambrosius. "I can't wait to dive back into the scene and share the most interesting updates from the community with readers. Boystown, I'm back!"

Chicago's Boystown neighborhood, which is centered around the Halsted Street entertainment district, was the nation's first officially-recognized gay village in the United States and is home to Chicago Pride Fest (June 21-22, 2014), the Chicago Pride Parade (June 29, 2014) and Market Days (August 9-10, 2014). ranks at the top of Google, Yahoo and Bing for search results on 'Boystown Chicago' and 'Gay Chicago.' Celebrating its 13th year of service this June, remains the most frequently visited website for Chicago's LGBT community.

About, part of the GoPride Network, is the first and most frequently visited daily event and entertainment website for the Midwest's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, according to data from Alexa, comScore and Quantcast. The website features local and global news, event calendars, a popular matchmaker, lifestyle columns, and comprehensive local resources. 

From a news release