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ADELANTE, based in Los Angeles, entered its 23rd year of publication with its June 2019 issue.
CHARLES ALEXANDER, artist and longtime columnist for Livonia, Mich.-based BETWEEN THE LINES, suffered a stroke in late May 2019. He is recuperating.
TRACY BAIM, co-founder of Chicago’s WINDY CITY TIMES and currently publisher of the CHICAGO READER, was honored on May 22 for her 35 years in the LGBTQ press. The event was a fundraiser for Windy City Times.
DALLAS VOICE celebrated its 35th anniversary in its May 10, 2019, issue.
GAY CITY NEWS, based in New York City, was among the honorees at the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City’s annual event on May 23, 2019.
GET OUT, based in New York City, celebrated its 10th anniversary in its June 12, 2019, issue.
GED, also known as the GAY ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTORY and based in Long Beach, Calif., entered its seventh year of publication with its June 2019 issue.
FAY JACOBS, editor of Rehoboth Beach, Del.-based LETTERS FROM CAMP REHOBOTH, has been named one of THE ADVOCATE’s 2019 Champions of Pride.
NLGJA: THE ASSOCIATION OF LGBTQ JOURNALISTS announced the recipients of its 2019 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS. Winners from LGBTQ media include:
EVA BERLIN SYLVESTRE of GEORGIA VOICE for Excellence in Feature Writing, Non-Daily;
EMILY STARBUCK GERSON of INTO for Excellence in Long Form Journalism;
ADRIANA FRASER of PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS for Excellence in Newswriting, Non Daily;
MARK CHESTNUT of PASSPORT MAGAZINE for Excellence in Travel Writing;
MARK S. KING of POZ for Excellence in Opinion/Editorial Writing; and
GABRIEL SILVERMAN, FIONA DAWSON and JAMES COUGHLIN of LOGO TV for Excellence in Documentary.
PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS won eight KEYSTONE PRESS AWARDS this year, sponsored by the PENNSYLVANIA NEWSMEDIA ASSOCIATION. The newspaper won top donors in the categories of investigative reporting, news, ongoing news coverage, news beat reporting, news photo, photo story/essay, and diversity, for Division V (weekly publications with a circulation over 10,000). Staffers honored included TIMOTHY CWIEK, SCOTTY DRAKE, JEN COLLETTA and KRISTEN DEMILLO.
QSALTLAKE, based in Salt Lake City, celebrated its 15th anniversary in its May 24, 2019, issue.
THE WASHINGTON BLADE was honored by the D.C. chapter of the SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS for reporting and opinion writing at its annual Dateline Awards competition. Senior reporter LOU CHIBBARO JR. won first place in the category of Non-Breaking News. International news editor MICHAEL K. LAVERS won first place in the Editorial/Opinion Writing category. He was also a finalist in the Non-Breaking News category. Features editor JOEY DIGUGLIELMO was named a finalist in the Features category.
WINDY CITY TIMES, based in Chicago, held its annual 30 Under 30 Awards on June 26, 2019. The awards are coordinated by managing editor MATT SIMONETTE.
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