Welcome to Ambush Magazine, direct from New Orleans. We endeavor to serve both travelers and locals throughout the Gulf South as the definitive Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) news source.
In 1982, Rip and Marsha Naquin-Delain launched Ambush Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where it fast became the leader of LGBTQ entertainment throughout the state. Moving to New Orleans in 1985, Ambush Magazine setup shop on the world-famous Bourbon Street, and expanded to cover the entire Gulf South market from Texas to Florida. Carefully selecting the best professionals in the journalistic arena, Rip and Marsha established Ambush Magazine as the top source of Gulf South LGBTQ news. After 36 years, Ambush is the oldest and only surviving regional LGBTQ publication serving the Gulf South.
After Rip’s unexpected passing in 2017, Marsha partnered with a local investor to insure the paper’s continued success and Frank Pizzolato, a well-known executive in the LGBTQ community, was appointed Publisher. The infusion of new capital and management has breathed new ambition and energy into the award-winning publication. 2018 initiatives include increasing distribution to other major Gulf South metropolitan areas, expanding the content and topics covered, modernizing our web and social media presence, and building our newsletter and online subscribers database.
We’re excited for 2018 as we strive to best serve the Gulf South LGBTQ community while maintaining the values of knowledge, credibility, and integrity Rip and Marsha founded the paper with.