TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) BAY AREA REPORTER, based in San Francisco, entered its 51st year of publication with its January 7, 2021, issue. BETWEEN THE LINES, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., entered its […]

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Celebrating Black History Month in light of protests and pandemic

by Joe Siegel In light of last year’s Black Lives Matter protests and a global pandemic disproportionately affecting people of color, LGBTQ publications are celebrating Black History Month with special features on civil rights activists, entertainers, and other historic figures. “The news […]

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Biden provides plenty of news in first month in power

by Joe Siegel The transition to the Biden/Harris Administration has resulted in a flood of policy reversals — and a tidal wave of coverage for the LGBTQ beat. For LGBTQ media, the challenge has been to provide coverage for all of President […]

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Michigan power couple retires, now new management for Q Syndicate

by Fred Kuhr Jan Stevenson and Susan Horowitz, partners in life and publishing, have bid a fond farewell to owning and running their Michigan-based LGBTQ media empire that has been theirs since 1995. On January 1, 2021, they sold Livonia, Mich.-based Pride […]

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Top international LGBTQ news stories of 2020

by Michael K. Lavers(Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. The following piece appears here with permission.) No. 10: Anti-democracy crackdown looms over Hong Kong Gay Games Recent unrest in Hong Kong has led to speculation the […]

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The ever-changing landscape of LGBTQ media, underserved communities and The Fight’s 10th anniversary

by Brenden Shucart(Brenden Shucart is a writer and activist based in Los Angeles. This piece appears in the February 2021 issue of The Fight, celebrating the publication’s 10th anniversary. The piece is published here with the permission of Mark Ariel, managing editor […]

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TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) BEING SEEN, a podcast focusing on the voices of Black LGBTQ men, launched on October 6, 2020, and consists of 10 35-minute episodes. It is hosted by writer and […]

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Washington publications shift focus to Capitol insurrection

by Joe Siegel The horrific attack on the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, shocked the world as thousands of angry Trump supporters descended on the building and clashed with police officers. The two major LGBTQ publications in Washington both featured […]

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Optimism, resolve and resolutions for 2021

by Joe Siegel Following a tumultuous year plagued by the coronavirus pandemic, job losses, protests over racial injustice, and a volatile presidential election, editors and publishers of LGBTQ publications are looking ahead to 2021 with a sense of optimism. Here is what […]

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PGN hires lawyers to help solve 2002 death of trans activist

by Fred Kuhr Eighteen years later, and Philadelphia Gay News (PGN) hasn’t given up on the mystery of Nizah Morris’ death. Morris, an African-American trans activist, was found dead after suffering a head injury on Dec. 24, 2002. This was after Morris […]

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