About Us

Echo celebrates 31 years in 2020!

March 13, 2020 Update – Echo Magazine will continue to operate (with staff at home), publish our monthly magazine, and post in our social media outlets. We are monitoring the situation and will revise our procedures when needed to keep our staff and customers safe.

Echo Magazine started at the original editor’s apartment in 1989 and has grown to be Arizona’s leading media outlet dedicated to serving the LGBTQ community. We deliver local news, events, sports, features, reviews, previews and photos, while informing and documenting our local LGBTQ communities about the issues that impact us in our monthly printed product as well as via echomag.com and social media.

Combined, the Echo brand reaches an active and diverse audience with a wide variety of interests and a high percentage of discretionary income. Team Echo‘s goal is to continue to be the go-to destination for local lifestyle and entertainment coverage throughout the greater Phoenix area as well as our neighboring communities.

Our Echo family presently includes:

Echo just received the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce LGBTBE Certification. 

Corporate Responsibility

Echo in 2018 joined Print Re-Leaf to plant trees in order to offset the paper that our magazines use for printing.  Below are our current amount of trees planted, and that number grows each month.


The Echo Team

Aequalitas Media | Publisher

Aequalitas Media purchased Echo in August 2020.  More info to follow.

Amy Young | Managing Editor

Amy started with Echo in Oct 2018, and her info is coming shortly!

Ashlee James | Director of Sales & MarketingAshlee James

Ashlee has been a part of Echo’s marketing team since 2012. A true multitasker; today she’s meeting with advertisers, tomorrow she’s in strategic marketing meetings for our next campaign. When she’s not busy with clients and brand promoting within the LGBTQ community, this craft beer connoisseur and burger buff can be found out and about in downtown Phoenix taking selfies with her favorite drag queens and partaking in 2-4-1s at one of her favorite watering holes.

602-266-0550 x103 | ashlee@echomag.com