Chicago, IL -
ChicagoPride.com, 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 ChicagoPride.com 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 ChicagoPride.com is all about," says R. Matthew Inawat, ChicagoPride.com 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, ChicagoPride.com 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. ChicagoPride.com 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," ChicagoPride.com Editor at Large Jason P. Freeman says with a smirk. "Casual but compelling and comprehensive, ChicagoPride.com is the one-stop resource for gay Chicago." Fusion Radio Chicago
, the exclusive provider of ChicagoPride.com 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 www.chicagofreepress.com