Philly newspaper honored by state with historical marker

by Fred Kuhr Philadelphia Gay News was honored by the state of Pennsylvania with a historical marker outside the venerable newspaper’s first office space in the city’s “gayborhood.” The marker was unveiled on October 13, 2021. The marker text reads: “PHILADELPHIA GAY […]

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Personal history, journalism and perseverance

by Mark Segal(Mark Segal is the publisher of Philadelphia Gay News. This column originally appeared in PGN last month during LGBT History Month. It is reprinted here with permission.) As I write this, my feeling is both melancholy and cheerful that a […]

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TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) CHICAGO READER, the alternative weekly led by WINDY CITY TIMES co-founder TRACY BAIM, celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 1, 2021. The anniversary will be marked with a number […]

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LGBTQ community more severely impacted by COVID, survey says

by Joe Siegel The United States Census Bureau reported in its August 11 Household Pulse Survey that LGBTQ households have been more severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an August 16 story by Matthew Bajko in the Bay Area Reporter […]

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Seattle Gay News updates name and logo

by Joe Siegel  Seattle Gay News recently simplified its name, changing to just the initials SGN. Its logo was also updated. Publisher Angela Cragin explained that one of the reasons for the switch was to reflect changes in the LGBTQ community. “From […]

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Blade FOIA lawsuit leads to “religious freedom” document dump

by Fred Kuhr A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit brought by the Washington Blade has led to the release of emails showing Trump Administration officials confused over the former president’s religious freedom directive. The FOIA lawsuit was filed in September 2020 […]

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Venerable UK magazine shutters its print edition

by Fred Kuhr The United States isn’t the only country where COVID has had a significant impact on LGBTQ media. The Gay Times, which has published in the United Kingdom in some form for nearly 50 years, has decided to end its […]

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Celebrating 37 years, looking forward to 38

by Leo Cusimano(Leo Cusimano is the publisher of Dallas Voice. This “Letter from the Publisher” appeared in the May 7, 2021, issue of the newspaper and appears here with permission.) Dallas Voice was founded in 1984 as a community newspaper. In 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) AEQUALITAS MEDIA, based in Chicago, announced that it has partnered with leading LGBTQ-owned tech firm REBEL MOUSE, led by ANDREA BREANNA, who is the former chief technology officer for […]

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LGBTQ journalists gather for NLGJA’s second virtual national convention

by Joe Siegel The 2021 national convention of NLGJA: The National Association of LGBTQ Journalists was held from September 9 to 12. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, for the second consecutive year, the event was held virtually. “Our goal with this national […]

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