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JOHN-MANUEL ANDRIOTE, longtime health journalist, is releasing his new book “Stonewall Strong: Gay Men’s Heroic Fight for Resilience, Good Health, and a Strong Community” on October 8, 2017. It is published by Rowman & Littlefield. Andriote has reported on HIV-AIDS and other health and medical subjects for more than 30 years, and has been open about his own 2005 HIV diagnosis since coming out about it in a 2006 Washington Post article and NPR interview.
|Jinx Beers (left) and Dan Savage
JINX BEERS and DAN SAVAGE are the two newest inductees enrolled in the LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame by NLGJA, the Association of LGBTQ Journalists. Beers is the founding publisher and first managing editor of America’s longest running lesbian newspaper, THE LESBIAN NEWS, launched in 1975. Savage is an award-winning journalist and author, TV personality, and activist best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love and relationships. His sex advice column, “Savage Love,” introduced over 25 years ago, is now syndicated throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia.
JAMES FANIZZA, SETH REINES and JULIO C. REYNA our the newest contributors to ECHO MAGAZINE, based in Phoenix, Ariz.
TERRY MICHAEL, whose journalism career in Washington, D.C., spanned over 40 years, died August 7, 2017, from complications associated with pneumonia and a stroke. He most recently served as executive director of the Washington Center for Politics and Journalism, which he founded din 1989. He was 70.
QLIFE, based in Las Vegas, announced the addition of its first statewide edition, QLife Ohio. The new edition coincides with publisher RUSS WHITE‘s acquisition of QVEGAS five years ago. White and co-publisher GARRETT PATTIANI announced a new general audience lifestyle and entertainment publication VEGAS SHADE, built on the same platform as QLife.
|REACH OUT MARKETING, based in Iowa City, Iowa, announced the coming launch of GoGuideIowaCity.us, enabling readers of GoGUiDE Magazine, as many as 5,000 on a bimonthly basis and Iowa’s only LGBT publication, an enhanced media experience.
MARK SEGAL, publisher of PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS, will receive the Benjamin Franklin Award from the Pennsylvania News-Media Association, the organization’s highest individual honor. The Benjamin Franklin Award recognizes individuals who have performed an outstanding service to his/her newspaper, to the news media industry in general, to his/her local community, or to the PNA that reflected positively on the news media industry in Pennsylvania. The award will be presented at PNA’s statewide convention on November 2, 2017.
SCOTT SIMON, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, is the recipient of the 2017 Randy Shilts Award for LGBTQ Coverage from NLGJA, the Association of LGBTQ Journalists. The award honors journalists who consistently bring stories of the LGBTQ community to life in mainstream media outlets. Simon will receive the award during NLGJA’s Dateline:DC event on November 16 at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Signature Store in Washington, D.C.
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