BLK was a monthly American magazine, similar in format to Time and The Advocate, which centered its coverage on people, events and issues to African-American LGBTQ readers. First published by Alan Bell in 1988 through BLK Publishing Company, Inc, BLK had a monthly circulation of 37,000 readers. The final issue of BLK Magazine was printed in 1994.
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About: Published in Los Angeles, the magazine was initially distributed free to local Black establishments frequented by lesbian and gay men, but distribution rapidly expanded to nearly all LGBT venues in Greater Los Angeles. Its early coverage of the local black LGBT scene soon enlarged to a nationwide and international focus, and eventually to national and Canadian distribution. Sub-titled "The National Black Lesbian and Gay Newsmagazine," with the motto "where the news is colored on purpose", BLK(always capitalized) took its name from the standard abbreviation used in U.S. personal ads for "black”.
Please Note: All BLK MKT Vintage inventory is vintage, "well-loved" and most times, with minor imperfections. Unless otherwise noted, items posted for sale are not reprints or reproductions. As with all vintage or antique items signs of wear and tear are to be expected; these include discoloration, fading and overall, patina. All items are described and pictured to demonstrate accurate condition. The provenance of some items is known and documented, while others have no accessible lineage. If there are any questions or concerns please email before purchasing as ALL SALES ARE FINAL & RETURNS ARE NOT ACCEPTED (with exceptions for extreme cases/misrepresentations).