Top international LGBTQ news stories of 2020

by Michael K. Lavers(Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. The following piece appears here with permission.) No. 10: Anti-democracy crackdown looms over Hong Kong Gay Games Recent unrest in Hong Kong has led to speculation the […]

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The ever-changing landscape of LGBTQ media, underserved communities and The Fight’s 10th anniversary

by Brenden Shucart(Brenden Shucart is a writer and activist based in Los Angeles. This piece appears in the February 2021 issue of The Fight, celebrating the publication’s 10th anniversary. The piece is published here with the permission of Mark Ariel, managing editor […]

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TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) BEING SEEN, a podcast focusing on the voices of Black LGBTQ men, launched on October 6, 2020, and consists of 10 35-minute episodes. It is hosted by writer and […]

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Washington publications shift focus to Capitol insurrection

by Joe Siegel The horrific attack on the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, shocked the world as thousands of angry Trump supporters descended on the building and clashed with police officers. The two major LGBTQ publications in Washington both featured […]

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Optimism, resolve and resolutions for 2021

by Joe Siegel Following a tumultuous year plagued by the coronavirus pandemic, job losses, protests over racial injustice, and a volatile presidential election, editors and publishers of LGBTQ publications are looking ahead to 2021 with a sense of optimism. Here is what […]

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PGN hires lawyers to help solve 2002 death of trans activist

by Fred Kuhr Eighteen years later, and Philadelphia Gay News (PGN) hasn’t given up on the mystery of Nizah Morris’ death. Morris, an African-American trans activist, was found dead after suffering a head injury on Dec. 24, 2002. This was after Morris […]

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Gay City News longtime editor steps down

by Paul Schindler(Paul Schindler is the founding editor in chief of Gay City News in New York City. The following was published on December 31, 2020, and is reprinted here with permission.) Today’s issue of Gay City News is the last one […]

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The top 10 LGBTQ news stories of 2020: A harsh year with incredible LGBTQ milestones

by Lisa KeenKeen News Service(This report was previously published by the Keen News Service, which  covers national political and legal news for LGBTQ news media organizations around the country.) In 2020, the nation faced two existential threats — an out-of-control coronavirus pandemic […]

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TRANSITIONS AND MILESTONES

(What’s happening at your publication? Let us know. Email editor Fred Kuhr at editor@presspassq.com) LGBTQ SAN DIEGO COUNTY NEWS entered its second year of publication with its November 2020 issue. It celebrated with an exclusive interview with TODD GLORIA, who was just elected […]

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Holiday issues to be affected by coronavirus issue

by Joe Siegel With many states in various forms of shutdown due to the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, such closings continue to have an impact on community media. The reliance on arts and culture news have placed these publications in […]

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