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Eric Carlyle, CEO
Media Out Loud, LLC
Publisher/Sports Out Loud


First-of-its-kind publication to focus on the Local & Global Gay Athletic Scene

Tempe, Arizona—July 4th, 2007— Media Out Loud, LLC owners Eric Carlyle and David Riach launched the new, first-of-its-kind Gay Sports Magazine -- SPORTS OUT LOUD on June 9th. The first issue features amateur athletes from Dallas in a swim suit layout. The studio shoot was conducted by celebrated photographer Sean Northcutt.

Sports Out Loud magazine cover "Sports Out Loud is Men’s Health meets Sports Illustrated with just a hint of The Advocate thrown in," says Carlyle. "We hope to serve a healthy dose of sports and fun for both the gay spectator and gay athlete."

The need is there. In the past year, a growing number of gay sporting events received national and international exposure. New York City hosted gay rugby’s premier tournament, The Bingham Cup. And in the summer, thousands of gay athletes from around the world descended upon Chicago and Montreal for the Gay Games and the World Outgames.

What was missing from these monumental events? NO coverage by a leading gay sports magazine. Arizona-based Media Out Loud, LLC hopes to fill that void with its new entry into the gay publishing world, SPORTS OUT LOUD®.

Leading the editorial team is Echo Magazine’s (Arizona’s most widely read GLBT magazine) former assistant editor Ted Rybka. Rybka was also the former associate editor for a nationally-ranked top ten radio show whose work appeared nationwide in the Gannett Newspapers and on USA Today’s Web site. Rybka brings a master’s degree in mass media to his job and years of experience covering gay culture. But he is also an avid sportsman and athlete.

“To put it simply, I love journalism and I love sports. I feel very fortunate to be able to combine those two worlds,” said Rybka.

Rounding out the magazine’s creative team is Art Director, Phill Barber. Barber, a nationally recognized graphic artist brings his skills to his newest media—publishing.

For more information contact Eric Carlyle, CEO. Call 480-688-2080 or email eric@sportsoutloud.com.

Caption: Sports Out Loud in the community. Letwon Canton takes a break from playing softball to spread the word in Seattle about the nation's only gay sports magazine.

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