Cherry Grrl Launches Interactive Campaign and Giveaway for Readers

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Online lesbian entertainment, news, and culture magazine set to award comments with prizes.

Cherry Grrl (http://www.cherrygrrl.com) - a leading online magazine and website that celebrates lesbian entertainment, news, and culture - has announced a new campaign aimed at increasing reader feedback and commentary. Each week, the website will award one lucky reader who has commented on an article or post (or submitted a question to the Dating/Advice columnist, Dr. Oh at AskDrOh@cherrygrrl.com) with a special prize pack.

“One of the greatest benefits of publishing online is the instantaneous response that can be received from readers,” said Cherry Grrl’s Editor-in-Chief, Laura. “We want to know what our audience thinks about our celebrity interviews and editorial pieces so that we can always be sure to bring them what they are most interested in. What better way to get people talking than to give them the merchandise they want - for free?”

The first prize pack (which will be awarded to a reader who commented during the week of May 17-24) includes both the memoir, Like Me, and new album, Lifted Off the Ground, from country music star Chely Wright. Cherry Grrl (CG) was the first lesbian media outlet to publish an interview with Wright after it was announced on May 5, 2010 that she had come out as a lesbian.

Other high profile interviews featured on CG include: Lily Tomlin, Liz Feldman, Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Amy Ray, Jill Bennett and Cathy DeBuono, Sandra Valls, Jennifer Knapp, Crystal Chappell, Sharon Gless, Erin Foley – and reality TV stars like Ayiiia Elizarraras (MTV’s The Real World: Cancun), Dani Campbell (MTV’s A Shot at Love), Tila Tequila, Rachel Robinson (MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel), Flo (The Bad Girls Club), and Charlene Borja (Logo’s Gimme Sugar).

Drawing on the success of its first annual Cherry Grrl Readers’ Choice Awards, the website looks to tap into its audience again with the current giveaway. The Awards (with recipients announced in March) recognized achievements in various areas of lesbian culture and highlighted Ellen DeGeneres as “Woman of the Year,” the L Word for “Best Grrl on Grrl Kiss” (Jennifer Beals and Laurel Holloman) and “Best Actress” (Kate Moennig), Lady Gaga for being “Advocate of the Year” and “Artist of the Year,” and Club Skirts The Dinah as “Event of the Year.”

“Clearly our readers have great taste – choosing some amazing women, projects, and events for our 2010 Awards – so getting their feedback on a daily basis is our goal with this campaign,” explained Laura. “We want our experts to help us enhance our efforts and get even more LGBT news and information out there.”

About Cherry Grrl. Cherry Grrl (http://www.cherrygrrl.com) is an online magazine and lifestyle site that is dedicated to bringing entertainment, news, and culture to the lesbian community. After launching in August of 2008, Cherry Grrl began featuring celebrity interviews, lesbian and gay related news updates, information on travel, movie reviews, spotlights on authors and books, comedian profiles, op/ed pieces, and more. Almost two years and loads of content later, the website evolved. The post re-launch version of CherryGrrl.com includes more features, new columns, and some amazingly talented and appreciated writers and photographers (get to know the CG Team at http://cherrygrrl.com/about). At Cherry Grrl, the priority is to bring awareness and visibility to the lesbian community by promoting the contributions being made by the filmmakers, writers, actors, musicians, advocates, comedians, event producers, business owners and generally amazing ladies out there using their skills to enhance the worldwide image of lesbians and bisexual women. To join in the effort (with interests in writing, design, photography, etc.) write to info(at)cherrygrrl(dot)com. To connect with CG on Facebook visit http://www.facebook.com/cherrygrrl and follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CherryGrrl.

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