SCENE Magazine Announces Third Issue - The Lives of Gays in the United States Military; Actor Charlie David is out on the cover of SCENE; An Additional 1,535 Retail Outlets Distribute Magazine; July/August Issue Published Today

WORCESTER, Mass.--()--June 16, 2005--SCENE, the new national gay men's magazine that launched in February 2005, features a report in the July/August issue that examines the current state of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy that prevents homosexuals from revealing their orientation while serving in the American military. The article uncovers inconstancies from one branch of the armed services to another and even from individual to individual. SCENE also talked with military representatives in Canada and Great Britain, where gays and lesbians serve openly.

The July/August issue of SCENE also features a profile on Joe Solmonese, the newly elected president of the Human Rights Campaign (www.hrc.org).

Within just three issues SCENE's worldwide newsstand distributor, Curtis Circulation, has secured distribution of the magazine in an additional 1,535 retail outlets. This new distribution represents 79% of the nation's largest gay and lesbian newsmagazine.

"Our goal has simply been to create a magazine that reflects the people of our community as a whole throughout mainstream America," said SCENE Publisher Mark A. Lund. "Our community, advertisers and marketing partners want a magazine that talks to and is positioned to reach the entire market not just a segment. Clearly this additional distribution is reflective of that mission."

Featured on the cover of the July/August issue is Charlie David, an up and coming actor who will be starring in here!'s new television series Dante's Cove that is set to air this fall. David, who came out publicly a year ago, describes his approach to acting as a business.

In June, SCENE's web site, www.scenemag.net, exceeded 4,000,000 page views with daily views averaging over 25,000.

Advertising and marketing partners for the July/August issue include: Subaru, Gay Games VII, Q Television, The New Crown and Anchor, Outfest, Gay Atlanta, Scion, Provincetown Carnival, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Cathedral of Hope, Redball 2005, Pride Fest, Pride of Monterey County, Fort Wayne Pride, Travelocity and Aussiebum.

SCENE is published by Lund Entertainment, Inc.

Contacts

Mark Lund, 508-753-3177
or
Lois Elfman, 212-799-3517
www.scenemag.net

Contacts

Mark Lund, 508-753-3177
or
Lois Elfman, 212-799-3517
www.scenemag.net