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GLINN is an acronym for Gay/Lesbian International News Network. In the early days of the internet, GLINN.COM was the biggest gay news site on the Internet. GLINN Media Corporation had 15 web domains, comprising the largest gay presence on the internet (in number of sites and web pages). GLINN offered a vast amount of free content and community services on its websites. Although some sites offered products to consumers and business services, the vast majority offered free resources for the gay/lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community.
Over the years as gay news became a professional and profit-making business for many, some websites were sold off and as assimulation got underway, then gaining ground and the gay media died off, other sites were sold or abandoned. Today, GLINN Media is a division of Blue Planet Offices, Inc. (the CEO has stayed the same) and operates only Gaydata.com dedicated to the LGBT community. Some GLINN content and resources are now available on this site.
Milestones in the Past:
For two years we operated GLINN Network One, America's Gay Owned and Operated Internet Service Provider at GN1.com and GN1.net. The dialup part of our business was sold in October 1999 due to the difficulty of raising money for a gay ISP, and also because it was not profitable without capital to promote it properly and operate it on a large enough scale. In Milwaukee, WI we had Cisco routers with high speed 56k modems, T1 lines, and operated our own Radius authentication server plus web and mail servers. On a national basis we were part of Megapop.
Currently the GLINN.NET system is not available and the domain was abandoned. GLINN moved from Milwaukee, WI to Key West, FL in September 2001. In Milwaukee we had our own data center. It was not possible to open our own data center in Key West right after the move. It is not possible to have the glinn.net system hosted elsewhere. Now in 2014 it is all terribly obsolete.
We did typesetting the old-fashioned way, with massive Compugraphic phototypesetting machines. We also had, until a year before our move to Florida, a large Agfa process camera, plus a complete darkroom, and we processed film and made prints for gay publications.
For seven years we did production work on Wisconsin Light, Wisconsin's gay newspaper, and five years on Wisconsin In Step and the publications and literature of gay/lesbian non-profit organizations. Ultimately the cost of laser printers dropped to the point where phototypesetting didn't pay anymore and we exited the typesetting business. This was a sad day because typesetting systems we had paid thousands of dollars for and they were still in perfect working condition, but had to be hauled away as scrap metal.
In September 2001 we shut down our Milwaukee office and moved to Key West, FL for both personal and business reasons. Milwaukee was just not a great location for a gay oriented business.
The GLINN and Blue Planet CEO is Dan F. Schramm. I was very involved in the community. I participated in the March on Washington for gay rights in 1983 and 1987. I attended the 1996 Quilt Memorial Weekend which is fully documented here. Click the RageFilm link on the home page or the GLINN index page. I was involved in Act Up and Queer Nation plus participated in many political and other actions in Wisconsin.
Today, Blue Planet Offices, Inc. has a number of divisions providing numerous business services and manufacturing a range of security and other products. Visit us at BluePlanetOffices.com
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