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ENTREPRENEURS RELAUNCH LESBIAN.COM AS HUB FOR LESBIANS WORLDWIDE
SAN FRANCISCO – June 4, 2012 — In an effort to unite and empower lesbians worldwide, a group of Bay Area lesbian entrepreneurs purchased Lesbian.com from current owner Sue Beckwith in a six-figure transaction that ensures the site will remain owned and operated by the community it serves.
“Lesbians all over the world can look forward to a new era of access and empowerment,” said Lesbian.com co-founder and chief executive officer Kathy Wolfe of the rapidly evolving site. Wolfe is founder and president of the successful and ground-breaking LGBT video company Wolfe Video.
Wolfe will operate the site alongside two experienced partners: Maria Lynn, who will serve as chief operating officer of the new site and is president of Wolfe Video; and Shannon Wentworth, who will serve as chief technology officer and is the CEO and founding partner of the lesbian travel company Sweet, coming from a background that includes experience at Care2 and PlanetOut. Together, Wolfe, Lynn, and Wentworth are on a course
to unite lesbians globally by including and highlighting all current lesbian media, resources, news, entertainment, dating, travel and so much more. The site’s content will include: postings on upcoming lesbian-themed films; job postings for lesbian-friendly workplaces; a lesbian news roundup; coverage of lesbian-friendly travel; and original writing about the lesbian dating scene.
“We are thrilled to pass the torch to Kathy, Maria, and Shannon. Lesbians all over the world will benefit from the brilliance and creativity these women bring to the work,” Beckwith said. “We’re glad it’s staying in lesbian hands.”
Wolfe agrees, saying of the site: “Our goal is to preserve this URL for future generations as a vibrant hub for lesbian life. Currently, we’re in beta mode to assess this asset and find out what our lesbian visitors want from Lesbian.com,” Wolfe said. “To that end, we encourage visitors to take our survey and tell us more about what they would like to see. We want the site to represent the global lesbian community and bring together the best that we have to offer.”
Presently, the site is showcasing its founding partners’ businesses — two of the most respected lesbian brands: Wolfe Video, known for releasing hundreds of LGBT movies for the past 27 years, and Sweet, a lesbian travel company that combines leisure travel with community service.
Lesbian.com is also proud to partner with One Good Love, a compatibility-based dating site for lesbians and gays. Further, the site is also featuring Kimpton Hotels as its premier advertiser.
Relaunched in May 2012 by the innovative entrepreneurs behind Wolfe Video and Sweet, Lesbian.com aims to create a hub for lesbian life globally and to empower women and lesbians all over the world. Lesbian.com strives to
empower our global community by being the online hub for lesbian life. Our No. 1 goal is to create a comprehensive and inclusive resource, supporting lesbians everywhere.
Serving customers since 1985, Wolfe is the largest exclusive distributor of LGBT films in the world. Wolfe’s acclaimed motion picture library can be found at WolfeVideo.com as well as at national retailers such as Netflix, Best Buy, Amazon and VOD destinations such as Comcast, Time Warner, YouTube Movies, Hulu, iTunes and, of course, via the global LGBT movie viewing platform: WolfeOnDemand.com.
Find more info online at wolfevideo.com.
Founded in 2008, Sweet is a lesbian travel company that merges the best of lesbian entertainment with social consciousness and environmental awareness for meaningful vacations all over the world. More at DiscoverSweet.com.