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|Timothy Ray Wilson – publisher
A native of Seneca, South Carolina, Tim obtained a finance degree from Clemson University before spending 25 years in banking, real estate, finance and marketing. He retired to Puerto Vallarta in 2008 and co-founded GAYPV magazine two years later. As a member of the North America Travel Journalists Association, Tim writes for national and international media outlets promoting Puerto Vallarta as Mexico’s premiere LGBT travel destination. Through his involvement as a founding member of Vallarta Gay Pride, Tim served on the organization’s marketing steering committee for the first several years.
Nick Maston – photographer
|Gary W. Lichtenstein, LCSW – contributing writer
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Gary has been a permanent resident of Puerto Vallarta for the past 12 years. He is a licensed and Board-Certified Psychotherapist, and attended Graduate School at the University of Illinois and was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. His therapy practice included gay and sexual identity issues. Gary was Coordinator of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Critical Incident Response Team in Alaska and he has been a contributor and Editor of the Hawthorne Press Psychological Journal with extensive travel experience, including Russia, Europe and Mexico. He has been involved in Concert Promotion and Production as Director of National Student Productions. Gary is an avid baseball fan and is currently the Director of Baseball Operations for the Summer Collegiate Anchorage Bucs Baseball Club. Gary has been professionally and personally a long supporter of gay rights issues and a lifetime friend of the gay community.
|Christie Selph – contributing writer
A native of Washington, D.C., Ms. Selph began her professional life as a journalist both in the States and abroad. Tired of the long hours and meager pay, she opened a retail travel agency and shared her love of foreign lands with her customers. When the Internet destroyed travel agencies, she turned to real estate finding homes for her clients, as well as, renovating and selling her own properties. “I moved to Puerto Vallarta because of the society’s openness, the wonderful
Mexican people, and the weather,” she said. “I’ve been an adjunct member of the gay community for nearly forty years. In the straight world, wives don’t like divorcees grazing with their husbands. I was a pariah, but my gay friends didn’t care.” Ms. Selph has returned to writing and is now working on two novels and freelances for GAY PV magazine and the GAYPV.COM website. Now retired, she continues to travel, play bridge, and is learning to sail and speak Spanish.
Daniel Gómez Hernandez – graphic design (print)
After launching the premiere edition in October 2011, GAYPV, representing the Gay Point of View, quickly became Puerto Vallarta’s favorite gay magazine and ultimate LGBT lifestyle and travel directory.
It is the only gay publication / directory / magazine in Vallarta to have an official relationship with the Puerto Vallarta Convention and Visitors Bureau in promoting LGBT tourism to Puerto Vallarta.
The free publication is available at more than one hundred locations and has the largest individual print run with the widest local and international distribution of any gay publication in Mexico. And now GayPV is bringing that same concept to a national level throughout the country using our same principles:
· To educate prospective travelers about Mexico in general and Puerto Vallarta in particular.
· To encourage gay and lesbian tourism to Puerto Vallarta and other parts of Mexico by increasing distribution into Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, major Mexican airports and LGBT travel agents and community centers throughout Canada and the U.S.
· To promote diversity and understanding by establishing partnerships with other businesses and organizations who desire to work with the LGBT community.
· To strive for equality in advertising by allowing advertisers to self-identify as gay, straight-friendly or gay-friendly and not deny anyone the opportunity to market their products or services to the LGBT community.
· To provide readers with interesting articles, interviews and colorful features in a compact and friendly bilingual magazine format.
· To support the LGBT community in Puerto Vallarta and Mexico through media sponsorships and by sharing a percentage of revenue with local worthwhile non-profit organizations.