wins Pressie Award, voted Best GLBT Web Site

Wed. January 28, 2009 12:00 AM by News Staff

Readers of the Chicago Free Press select as Best GLBT Web Site

Chicago, IL -, the number one online resource for the Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population, is selected "Best in Community" by readers of the Chicago Free Press.

In the newspaper's January 28, 2009, issue, editors announced the annual "Pressie Award" category winners via the outcome of online voting and mail-in polling, of which was named "Best GLBT Web Site."

From the Chicago Free Press: "The results offer a great portrait of Chicago's GLBT community and those people and businesses that have done a terrific job in reaching out to us."

"This honor by CFP affirms the successful execution of what is all about," says R. Matthew Inawat, president. "The site has always defined itself not only as being ‘for the community' but ‘of the community,' proudly serving and catering to Chicago's distinct diversity for years."

Launched by locally-owned and operated GOPride Corporation on June 23, 2003, has quickly become the number one online portal in Chicago's LGBT market for its expansive focus on social networking and community. Updated daily, the site offers a popular gay and lesbian online dating service, original news articles, monthly features, celebrity interviews and blogs from over 40 regular contributors, photographers and writers. was also named "Best LGBT Web Site" by Chicago magazine in 2008.

"The continued recognition by CFP and other media confirms what many in the LGBT community already know," Editor at Large Jason P. Freeman says with a smirk. "Casual but compelling and comprehensive, is the one-stop resource for gay Chicago."

Fusion Radio Chicago, the exclusive provider of Pride Radio, received the "Best Internet Music Station" Pressie Award.

A complete list of Pressie Award winners can be found in this week's Chicago Free Press or online at