TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) GEORGE BAKAN, the former publisher of SEATTLE GAY NEWS who passed away in 2020, was memorialized during a November 13, 2021, ceremony held in-person and online. The ceremony can […]

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LGBTQ media grows as community grows

by Joe Siegel In an analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released its “We Are Here: Understanding the Size of the LGBTQ+ Community,” report earlier this month. According to HRC’s report, based on data from respondents […]

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COVID continues to impact LGBTQ media with Omicron variant

by Joe Siegel The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is impacting LGBTQ media in several ways, ranging from staff illnesses to cancellations and postponements of events. “Omicron is complicating plans for live events,” said Kevin Naff, editor of the Washington Blade. “We decided […]

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Washington Blade is first LGBTQ outlet with seat in White House briefing room

by Fred Kuhr In a first for an LGBTQ media outlet, the Washington Blade, based in the nation’s capital, has been given a designated seat in the White House James S. Brady briefing room. The announcement came on December 17 from the […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: What were we covering? The Top 10 LGBTQ news stories of 2021

by Chris Johnson(The following report appeared in the December 30, 2021, issue of the Washington Blade is reprinted here with permission.) #10: RNC creates Pride outreach coalition Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, in a video announcement at a Log Cabin Republicans […]

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Perseverance in 2021, high hopes for 2022

by Rick Todd(This “Publisher’s Desk” column was published in the December 9, 2021, issue of Watermark, based in Orlando, Fla. It is reprinted here with permission.) Cleve Jones is a remarkable man. He is remarkable because he sees himself, and other LGBTQ […]

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TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) TRE’VELL ANDERSON, editor at large at Toronto-based XTRA MAGAZINE, has been awarded the LISA BENN Award for Achievement in Features Coverage from NLGJA: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ JOURNALISTS. The […]

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City’s pro-LGBTQ status can be useful in promoting media property

by Joe Siegel Does a city’s or state’s stances on LGBTQ equality have an impact on the coverage or marketing of LGBTQ media outlets in those locations? The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) just released its 2021 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), an annual […]

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Queer Media Collaborative launches with help of Google News

by Joe Siegel The Local Media Association (LMA), based in Lake City, Mich., recently announced the launch of Word Is Out: The Queer Media Collaborative, an initiative of the Local Media Foundation (LMF), a 501(c)(3) charitable trust. The new venture supports six […]

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New Google glossary criticized for leaving out “bisexual”

by Fred Kuhr Talk about bisexual erasure. Many press outlets and advocacy organizations have released style guides to help journalists and other writers use LGBTQ terminology correctly. So it was no surprise when the Google News Initiative teamed up with VideoOut, a […]

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