On October 12, 2017, after a series of long and thoughtful negotiations, new owners and new investment has breathed new life in what we hope will be a very long commitment to the LGBTQ community in New Orleans and the Gulf South Region. The long and storied history of gay life in New Orleans has for 35 years been chronicled on the pages of Ambush. The enormous successes and dismal failures, the great joys and heartfelt tragedies which have made us and this City what we are, have appeared on the pages of Ambush. Moving forward, we have every intention of continuing that tradition. For a great part of its history, New Orleans was known as “The Queen City of the South” and we kinda like that. While connotation was different, it speaks volumes for us in the LGBTQ community and takes on a whole new meaning going forward. From Pensacola to Galveston, from Baton Rouge to Birmingham, from Lafayette to Jackson, and from Mobile to Monroe and Shreveport, the LGBTQ communities are as vital and vibrant as anywhere in the country. We eat well, drink well, love well, and play hard! While it seems like there is a move afoot to make us invisible again, Ambush will be there to make sure that NEVER happens. We will be there to provide information, cover events, and support the LGBTQ community as long as you will have us.
We will never go back in the closet—they cannot build one big enough. Gay owned business, gay friendly business, gay organizations, and the whole mosaic that is gay life, we will record it, we will report it, and we will promote it. “A community united cannot be defeated!”