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Launched in May 2020, Embrace Magazine is a critically acclaimed LGBTQ magazine with the mission to unite LGBTQ and straight communities together to live, work, play, and pray. We are a quarterly magazine published digitally and in print.
Embrace Magazine is a high-end consumer lifestyle publication for the entire state of Florida. Based out of Ocala, Fla. we have media partnerships throughout Florida, primarily in the Gulf Coast (Tampa and St. Petersburg), North Central Florida (Gainesville and Ocala), Central Florida (The VIllages and Orlando), and South Florida (Fort Lauderdale and Miami).
Our content and advertisers has a national reach, with content coming in from coast to coast, as well as an international reach through our International and Travel departments.
In its inaugural year, Embrace Magazine has won numerous awards from various Florida statewide organzitions such as the Florida Press Club, Florida Magazine Association and the Society of Professional Journalists Florida Chapter. Embrace won national awards from the Associated Church Press.
Embrace has already made history. In Nov 2020, Embrace became the first LGBTQ member of the Associated Church Press, being an LGBTQ magazine with proactive faith-based content. The ACP was established in 1916. That same month, the Florida Press Club awarded Embrace with 15 awards, nine were first place and six were second place; the first startup magazine to win that many in its inaugural year and all either first or second place. In April 2021, Embrace became the first LGBTQ magazine to win national awards in the Associated Church Press Best in Church Press Awards. In Jan 2021, Embrace became the first LGBTQ magazine member of the Florida Magazine Association, established in 1953. In July 2021, Embrace Magazine became the first LGBTQ magazine to win awards at the FMA Charlie Awards, established in 1957, and the first startup magazine to win Charlie Awards (first place) as Best New Magazine, Best Overall Magazine and Magazine of the Year in its inaugural year.
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