Longtime NLGJA member and blogger Steve Rothaus reports that a new LGBT newspaper will launch in January 2010 titled South Florida Gay News (SFGN).

SFGN’s publisher, Norm Kent, is the former owner of Express Gay News. He sold it to Window Media, which renamed it South Florida Blade. When Window Media went out of business, South Florida Blade also closed.

Contributors to SFGN so far include Jesse Monteagudo, formerly with The Weekly News; Pier Guidugli; Jennifer Vanasco; and Wayne Besen, who grew up in Florida.

After South Florida Blade closed, Florida Agenda was launched to fill the hole in the marketplace. SFGN will now compete head-to-head against Florida Agenda.

Visit SouthFloridaGayNews.com for more information.