TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) THE BLADE FOUNDATION announced the hiring of two spring/summer fellows, who will spend 12 weeks reporting on LGBTQ issues while being mentored by Blade editors. CARIS WHITE, a junior […]

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In-person Pride returning, potentially good news for LGBTQ media

by Joe Siegel After two years of virtual Pride celebrations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many cities around the country are once again holding in-person festivities. LGBTQ media outlets are doing their part to promote the return of in-person Pride. Angela […]

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New media collaborative releases its survey results

by Joe Siegel News Is Out, a queer media collaborative launched earlier this year  by seven legacy media publishers — Bay Area Reporter, Dallas Voice, Philadelphia Gay News, Q Voice News, Tagg Magazine, Washington Blade and Windy City Times — released the results of their first reader survey. “We were […]

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San Francisco Bay Times offers hope with front-page images of Obama portraits

by Fred Kuhr Under the banner headline “Iconic Portraits,” the San Francisco Bay Times featured the work of out gay artist Kehinde Wiley on its front cover. Wiley’s portrait of former President Barack Obama, along with Amy Sherald’s portrait of former First […]

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Bay Area Reporter marks its 50th anniversary

by Joe Siegel Past and present writers and editors of San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter (BAR) gathered for a series of online forums to celebrate the publication on its 50th anniversary. The 12th and final instalment of the forums, called BAR Talks, […]

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Lavender Magazine’s new editor is ready to run

by Randy Stern(Randy Stern is the new managing editor of Lavender Magazine, based in Edina, Minn. The following column ran in the magazine’s March 10, 2022, issue and appears below with permission.) It is my great honor to introduce myself as the […]

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TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) FENUXE, based in the Atlanta suburb of Norcross, Ga., entered its 13th year of publication with its January 7, 2022, issue. ALBERT FUJII has been named the new press […]

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Gender income disparity has little impact on LGBTQ media

by Joe Siegel  Gay male couples have a significantly higher household income than lesbian couples, according to the results of a new study conducted by the Hamilton Project of the D.C.-based Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy research organization. “The authors of […]

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Media say “GAY” in light of new anti-LGBTQ law in Florida

by Fred Kuhr In light of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signing his state’s Parental Rights in Education bill — also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — into law on March 28, LGBTQ media in Florida and across the country are […]

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Transgender Day of Visibility marked with coverage

by Joe Siegel The wave of anti-transgender legislation throughout the country lent an even greater sense of urgency on LGBTQ media coverage for this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility, which was March 31. The Washington Blade featured several stories about D.C.-area events […]

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