Aequalitas Media pronounced uh-qual-eh-tahs (Latin for equality) was formed in 2020 by publisher DJ Doran as a vehicle to acquire and ensure the continuation of legacy and non-legacy LGBTQ+ publications. Aequalitas Media is one of the fastest-growing LGBTQ+ media companies in the U.S.
Aequalitas Media purchased Camp Magazine in September 2020 and has been incorporated into the OUTvoices brand as of April 2, 2021. OUTvoices was launched to better represent our commitment to providing a platform amplifying the voices of our community.
Having OUTvoices Kansas City underneath the OUTvoices umbrella, we now have the ability to share print content with other member publications that are part of the OUTvoices network across the U.S. at no cost to the publication.
By directing our local website traffic to the national website OUTvoices.us, we are adding our small voices to a greater voice that will increase the reach of our content and allow the national website to attract national brands and agencies desiring to advertise to our community.
The OUTvoices Kansas City Team
John Long, Founder and Publisher Emeritus
Aequalitas Media, Publisher
3023 N Clark St #732
Chicago IL 60657
As an Aequalitas Media company, OUTvoices Phoenix is certified LGBTBE by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.v
The History of Camp Magzine
Camp was founded in June, 2004 and debuted at the Kansas City Pride festival. We are currently the only LGBTQ magazine serving Missouri and Kansas. We primarily serve greater Kansas City and also ship copies to a few cities in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska.
We came up with the name “Camp” to define what the dictionary refers to as “a community of people as similar ideals” (such as the Hillary Clinton Camp, the Michael Jackson Camp, etc.) and also the theatrical or outrageous definition of camp, which is so well known in the LGBTQ community.
Camp is the longest running LGBTQ magazine in Kansas City.
Over 40 years of experience in magazine and book publishing and since 2004 as owner and publisher of Kansas City’s magazine, “Camp”, for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities. Co-Founder with Jim Gabel (also a co-founder of Camp), of PrideRide from 2001-2005, which was a fundraising bicycle ride for organizations and services benefiting the LGBT communities of greater Kansas City.
John was awardedthe Chely Wright founded LIKE ME Lighthouse "Shine A Light" Award for community service in 2014. That organization has since disbanded and is now the Kansas City Center for Inclusion. GLAMA is an LGBTQ history museum at UMKC where John has a special collection of donated items they call the John Long Collection.
John Long is a native of Chicago, IL and has lived and worked in Chicago, San Francisco and California's Bay Area, Washington, D.C. metro, and Kansas City, Missouri. John currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his beloved West Highland White (Westie) terrier.