About Us

San Diego Pix takes home the Nicky for Outstanding Publication at the 2016 Nicky Awards!

The 41st Annual Nicky Awards took place at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley on Sunday, November 13th, and it was an evening filled with support and reassurance.

Hale Media grabbed two statuettes for the evening: Outstanding Publication for SDPIX and for the seventh year in a row SDGLN for Outstanding Online LGBT Media.

Read more about the event including the full list of award winners on SDGLN

 

Our beginning

We started in 2002 with a simple idea and a vision to give our community something different and innovative. The concept: have photographers at every LGBT club, event, and function in or around San Diego and to take pictures of anyone and everyone who wanted to pose. Then, post those photos for all to see both on our web site and in local magazines. It did not take long for the community buzz to begin and for sdpix.com become one of the most visible online brands in the San Diego LGBT market.

Taking it to the next level

In 2006 it was clear to us that it was time to take the next step and we launched our very own magazine. In order to ensure success, we knew that San Diego Pix Magazine would have to be something that nobody in our community had seen before. The magazine would help us to branch out and not just be about nightlife, but also about our community as a whole by promoting local community and charitable events. San Diego Pix Magazine would not be just another weekly gay rag that ends up in the trash, but something that people take home and proudly display on their coffee table and show to friends and family. The result, San Diego's first all color, high gloss magazine marketing to San Diego's LGBT market. Every month, guys and girls alike scramble over one another to get the latest issue of San Diego Pix Magazine to see if their pictures are displayed among the perfectly glossed pages. If your picture did not make it into the magazine, you need not worry because you can always find it available on our amazing web site!

Back to the basics

Like San Diego Pix Magazine, sdpix.com was quickly recognized as a web site of a quality few had seen before! That still was not good enough for us, so in 2008, we gave SDPIX.COM a complete makeover that led to our winning the 2008 Nicky Award for Best Online Community Web site, and then we did it again in 2016 bringing a whole host of new mobile friendly features to sdpix.com.  Users can now view and share photos, events, and their favorite issues of SDPIX Magazine from their smart phone or tablet. 

With approximately 23,000 subscribers via email and over 150,000 viewers every month, San Diego Pix and our family of brands published by Hale Media are the most connected and most prominent source for the San Diego LGBT Community! This gives our advertisers a unique opportunity to reach their clientele like never before through:

  • Advertisement in San Diego Pix Magazine
  • Our highly praised up to the minute Events Calendar
  • Weekly Email Blasts to our subscribers
  • Strategically placed Banner Ads
  • Editorial coverage
  • Event Photography
  • Visibility through Promotional & Sponsorship Opportunities at community events
  • Promotion through our social media channels with more than 150,000 followers to our Hale Media brands
  • Text messaging alerts to the most active members of the LGBT community
  • Photo Booth rentals with social media engagement capabilities

Never to be outdone, San Diego Pix Magazine and SDPIX.COM will continue to be the most innovative and creative resource for reaching the LGBT Community!

Visit our services page to find out how you can advertise with us and become part of the exciting future of San Diego Pix!