Aequalitas Media, continues its expansion with the acquisition this week of Kansas City, based legacy LGBTQ+ publication CAMP Magazine ( This is the company’s third of (4) acquisitions scheduled to close in 2020. This latest acquisition will bring Aequalitas Media’s content to an estimated 500,000 readers.

CAMP Magazine started in June of 2004 and has grown to be Kansas City’s leading media outlet dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community. “CAMP delivers local news, events, sports, features, reviews, previews and photos, while informing and documenting our local LGBTQ+ community about the issues that impact us all in our magazine and via our website (, as well as across all of our social media platforms.” Commented founding Publisher John Long.

Celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, CAMP Magazine has earned its reputation for exceptional LGBTQ+ content.

“It has been a labor of love by a team of committed journalists and editors, writing about and for our community” says Publisher John Long. He adds, “We are proud to have covered nearly two decades of LGBTQ+ history in the Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas, and national arenas as LGBTQ+ people have seen historic milestones.  We look forward to continuing our legacy through the leadership and increased reader experiences offered by Aequalitas Media."

“I couldn’t be happier that Aequalitas Media and CAMP Magazine share the same vision for

DJ Doran, CEO, Aequalitas Media

delivering original and relevant news and lifestyle content across multiple platforms for our community. By welcoming CAMP to our growing portfolio we are continuing to expand through strategic acquisitions that primarily focus on the LGBTQ+ audience,” says DJ Doran, CEO of Aequalitas Media.

“CAMP Magazine, as part of the Aequalitas Media family will continue to maintain the highest standards and value that our readers and partners in Kansas City have come to expect.” says John Long, Publisher of CAMP Magazine.

“CAMP Magazine and its website (, will continue to report on current LGBTQ+ news and useful resources for our readers in the LGBTQ+ community."

About Aequalitas Media:

Aequalitas Media ( is the fastest growing LGBTQ+ media company in the U.S.. The company specializes in publishing, media buying and managing a national network of LGBTQ+ websites. Aequalitas Media is well positioned for growth in 2020 and beyond. One of the company’s unique strengths is its Advisory Board which is made up of some of the best and brightest in LGBTQ+ media and business. This gives Aequalitas Media a distinctive edge when it comes to delivering results and evolving opportunities to expand our reach.

About CAMP Magazine:

CAMP Magazine ( is Kansas City’s leading media outlet dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community. We deliver local news, events, sports, features, reviews, previews and photos, while informing and documenting our local LGBTQ+ communities about the issues that impact us in our monthly printed magazine as well as via and social media.

This article has been republished from Out & About Nashville, and was part of a series of first-person pieces written by the late Bobbi Williams.

When I was 14 years old, I surreptitiously made my way through the stacks in the local library until I came to the Psychology section. One after one, I took down the books whose titles I thought would provide an answer, went to the table of contents and, if there were any, I flipped to the pictures.

Keep reading Show less

James Mai

Many of us have made resolutions and pledged ourselves to transforming some aspect, or aspects, of our lives. For some, these resolutions will involve career, budget, home ownership, etc., but for a LOT of us, they will involve various health, exercise and fitness goals.

Often, these resolutions are vague, like “lose weight” or “exercise more”, and way too often they begin with a gym contract and end with Netflix and a bag of takeout. Getting specific can help in holding yourself accountable for these commitments, though. So we thought it might be interesting to talk with a local gay trainer, James Mai, about his fitness journey, his work as a trainer and how he keeps himself motivated, and get some of his suggestions for carrying through on this year’s fitness resolutions!

Keep reading Show less


Keep reading Show less