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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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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