LOS ANGELES ‚ÄĒ Mark Hundahl, the straight co-owner of LGBT weekly, Frontiers L.A., died of cancer on Dec. 27 at the age of 61, according to the publication he had been involved with since 1983.
According to an obituary by Karen Ocamb, in the early 1980s Hundahl had become co-owner of popular Hollywood gay disco, ‚ÄúProbe,‚ÄĚ when he was approached by Frontiers’ founders Greg Carmack and Jerry Hyde about making their advocacy publication profitable. In 1997, he and business partner David Stern teamed up with the publication to create a lighter fare counterpart to Frontiers called IN LA magazine. In 2007, Sterns and Hundahl bought Frontiers, merging it with IN LA.
‚ÄúThose who knew us well and experienced how we worked together called us ‚Äėthe odd couple,‚Äô‚ÄĚ said Stern, Frontiers publisher and Hundahl‚Äôs business partner in a remembrance upon his longtime friend’s passing.