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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 be streamed at

ROGER BRIGHAM, sports columnist for San Francisco’s BAY AREA REPORTER for the last 15 years, announced he is retiring from his 46-year professional journalism career. His last column appeared on January 5, 2022.

Jeff Guaracino

JEFF GUARACINO, president and CEO of VISIT PHILADELPHIA and a pioneer in LGBTQ tourism, passed away from cancer on December 28, 2021. He was 48.

Rebecca Juro

REBECCA JURO, a Philadelphia-based trans activist and journalist, passed away on December 17, 2021, from lung cancer. She was 59.

NLGJA: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ JOURNALISTS announced that its second annual Student Conference will take place online February 25-26, 2022. Go to for information and registration.

NLGJA: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ JOURNALISTS also announced the deadline for nominations for its 2022 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. Deadline is February 15, 2022, and information and nominations forms are available at

OUT IN JERSEY, based in Trenton, entered its 27th year of publication with its December 2021/January 2022 issue.

OUTCLIQUE, based in Wilton Manors, Fla., entered its sixth year off publication with its December 2021 issue.

PINK TRIANGLE PRESS, based in Toronto, named JENNIFER MCGUIRE as its chief content officer. She is a former, as well as the longest serving, editor in chief at CBC NEWS.

DAVID PLAZAS, the USA TODAY Network Tennessee Opinion and Engagement Director, was named the 2021 recipient of the NLGJA: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ JOURNALISTS LEADERSHIP AWARD, which recognizes individuals who have made a positive impact on their newsrooms by increasing diversity and improving news coverage of the LGBTQ community.

QATLUS, based in Atlanta, entered its fifth year of publication with its November 25, 2021, issue.

WINDY CITY TIMES, based in Chicago and now a special quarterly insert in mainstream weekly THE CHICAGO READER, entered its 37th year of publication with its December 9, 2021, issue.

Volume 23
Issue 10

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