Tuesday 7 February 2017

New magazine: Blue Mountains Love

On sale Valentine's Day, Blue Mountains Love magazine – a 124-page print magazine – features an interview with local writer/activist Tara Moss, commentary from marriage equality campaigner Rodney Croome and weddings that have taken place across the Mountains. The cover features local lesbian couple Kylie Watson and Tiphanee Athans.

Actively involved in the Blue Mountains LGBTIQ community, Kylie and Tiphanee have put their marriage plans on hold until legislation is passed that gives them the same rights as heterosexual couples.

“I don’t believe the personal opinions or religious beliefs of politicians should impact the rights for adult citizens to have equal access to marriage,” said Tara Moss, who lives in the Upper Mountains village of Blackheath.

The magazine also has a strong destination flare, featuring the best of Blue Mountains accommodation, natural attractions, and has a spread on the quaint Blackheath village.

The Blue Mountains Love team includes public relations specialist Michelle Grima, artist and graphic designer Kara Cooper, and two journalist/editors with social media expertise – Jacqueline Forster and Lisa Doust.

“Blue Mountains Love is a true celebration of love, diversity and all of the clever and creative people that make up our community,” said Editor Lisa Doust. “The four of us are genuinely passionate about the region and our aim is to attract couples seeking a spectacular location in which to celebrate their union.”

Published bi-annually (Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter), Blue Mountains Love (RRP $15) will be launched on Monday 13 February at historic Everglades House & Gardens, Leura. The magazine is printed in Sydney and distributed across NSW and the ACT.

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