TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) TRE’VELL ANDERSON, editor at large at Toronto-based XTRA MAGAZINE, has been awarded the LISA BENN Award for Achievement in Features Coverage from NLGJA: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ JOURNALISTS. The […]

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City’s pro-LGBTQ status can be useful in promoting media property

by Joe Siegel Does a city’s or state’s stances on LGBTQ equality have an impact on the coverage or marketing of LGBTQ media outlets in those locations? The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) just released its 2021 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), an annual […]

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Queer Media Collaborative launches with help of Google News

by Joe Siegel The Local Media Association (LMA), based in Lake City, Mich., recently announced the launch of Word Is Out: The Queer Media Collaborative, an initiative of the Local Media Foundation (LMF), a 501(c)(3) charitable trust. The new venture supports six […]

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New Google glossary criticized for leaving out “bisexual”

by Fred Kuhr Talk about bisexual erasure. Many press outlets and advocacy organizations have released style guides to help journalists and other writers use LGBTQ terminology correctly. So it was no surprise when the Google News Initiative teamed up with VideoOut, a […]

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NYC’s Gay City News soldiers on with virtual awards ceremony

by Fred Kuhr While more and more people are dining out and going to bars, some community events are remaining in the virtual world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  One of the latest Zoom galas was held last month when New York […]

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Paul Schindler: a career worth celebrating

by Matt Tracy(Matt Tracy is editor in chief of New York City-based Gay City News. This piece, which ran last month in the newspaper, is reprinted here with permission.) As part of this year’s Impact Awards, Gay City News is recognizing founding […]

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TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) DALLAS VOICE has welcomed back RICH LOPEZ as a part-time arts and entertainment staff writer. Previously, he was a full-time reporter with the newspaper before becoming features editor at […]

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Report shows increased acceptance of LGBTQ diversity

by Joe Siegel According to Accelerating Acceptance, a recent study conducted by GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), understanding of LGBTQ Americans by mainstream society has grown dramatically over the past few years. “The findings from this year’s Accelerating Acceptance study […]

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San Francisco newspaper criticized for cigarette ad

by Joe Siegel San Francisco-based Bay Area Reporter was criticized recently for running a full-page advertisement for cigarettes. “Tobacco advertising has negative health impacts — which is why countries worldwide with more robust tobacco control legislation than U.S. law affords ban cigarette […]

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LA Blade’s Karen Ocamb named Journalist of the Year

by Fred Kuhr Karen Ocamb, the former editor of the Los Angeles Blade, has been named Journalist of the Year for 2020 at the 63rd annual Los Angeles Press Club’s Southern California Journalism Awards gala, which was held last month. She was […]

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