TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) ADELANTE, based in Los Angeles, entered its 25th year of publication with its June 2021 issue. IRENE BENEDETTI, a longtime Philadelphia LGBTQ advocate and a former advertising coordinator for […]

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Struggling publications seek financial support from readers

by Joe Siegel Many readers depend on local LGBTQ publications for vital news and information about their communities. And now, some of these struggling publications are depending on their readers for financial support to stay alive. For one, Dave Rhodes, publisher and […]

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QNotes launches project to support local writers across the Carolinas

by Fred Kuhr In connection with its 35th anniversary last month, Charlotte, N.C.-based QNotes celebrated its QnotesCarolinas project, with the goal of supporting LGBTQ voices in local media in both North and South Carolina, as well as its Carolinas LGBTQ Journalist Fund […]

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Publications mark 40 years of covering AIDS crisis

by Joe Siegel This year marks 40 years since the first case of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) appeared in the United States. To commemorate, LGBTQ publications are running various stories about the epidemic. According to data provided by the World Health Organization […]

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NLGJA announces multiple honors for LGBTQ media journalists

by Fred Kuhr Last month was a busy one for NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, announcing its Excellence in Journalism Awards, its inaugural Insider Fellowship recipient, and the recipients of its inaugural Curve Foundation awards. “After a year unlike any other, […]

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Growing up with the Georgia Voice

by Katie Burkholder(Katie Burkholder is the new editor of Atlanta-based Georgia Voice. The following piece ran in the June 3, 2021, issue of the newspaper and appears here with permission.) Exactly one year ago, I wrote an editorial titled “It’s Not Me, It’s […]

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TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) ADELANTE, based in Los Angeles, celebrated the tenth anniversary of photographer JOSÉ AGUILAR shooting cover models for the magazine with an interview and a photo retrospective of his work. […]

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Tourism rebound may lead to more revenue

by Joe Siegel With nearly half of all Americans vaccinated and rates of COVID-19 infections dropping, the travel and tourism industries could see a return to pre-pandemic levels. And LGBTQ media are looking forward to the revenue that sector brings in. According […]

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LGBTQ travelers to the rescue: Queers leading the way to tourism recovery

by Ed Salvato(Ed Salvato, based in New York City, is a freelance travel writer, instructor at NYU and the University of Texas at Austin’s NYC Center, and an LGBTQ tourism marketing consultant. This piece appears courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association.) […]

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LGBTQIA2S+? As times change, journalists wrestle with naming the community

by Joe Siegel In the last few years, with an influx of younger progressive activists, the way our community describes itself has changed, although not uniformly. Depending on who is doing the speaking or writing, we are the community of people who […]

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