New 'Modern Louisville' magazine targets LGBTQ readers

New 'Modern Louisville' magazine targets LGBTQ readers

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A new magazine hit the market Thursday.

The publisher isn't new to the business, but the concept is new to Louisville.

Modern Louisville magazine is aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community. It will be the fourth publication published by Tracy Blue. She's behind the weekly Voice, the quarterly Voice magazine, and quarterly Churchill Downs magazines.

WAVE 3 News recently asked Blue if a page ever goes to print that she hasn't looked at.

"Very seldom," she said.

On the first cover is Bobby Petrino Jr., the son of the UofL football coach. The article is about how he came out.

"You don't get many people who want to tell their story so he's the first," Blue said.

Tracy said it was her husband, entrepreneur Jonathan Blue, who pitched the concept of Modern Louisville to her. It was an idea she fell in love with right away.

"Equality is so important," she said. "See it with my children. Don't see color. Don't see race. They're just accepting. And so am I. If I can make that little dent, that's important."

Blue said the magazine is not just for those in the LGBTQ community. It will also educate, with articles like the making of a drag queen and columns by local entertainer Wil Heuser.

"I'm going to interview someone who is a complete character," Heuser said. "Loud and out there. But I'm going to break it down and show you who they are underneath it and get rid of the stereotype."

In addition to the magazine article, he's going to post a corresponding piece on his website

Lori Kay Scott also will be a contributing columnist. She said she felt it was time to share personal feelings and advice about her and her partner's

"(We were) this very successful gay couple," she said. "Three kids, beautiful home and great careers, but we had never done anything to help anyone in our same situation."

The magazine's official launch party is Thursday night at Play in Butchertown. A new issue will be published every other month.

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