This Week in LGBT Front Pages Returns

Considering the recent blog post about coverage of HIV and AIDS issues by the gay press, and discussions at the LGBT Media Convening last month in Philadelphia on what stories get reported on and those that don’t, I thought it might be a good idea to revive this weekly posting that I had started in 2012.

Last week several LGBT newspapers ran preview stories of the upcoming hearings on same-sex marriage before the U.S Supreme Court – scheduled for March 26 and March 27. Both Atlanta’s Georgia Voice and the Dallas Voice devoted their front pages to teasing cover articles on the fight for marriage equality (the stories actually ran inside the papers.) The layout was also remarkably similar, with images of the imposing courthouse super-imposed in front of rainbow-flag colors.

The Washington Blade focused on the election of the new pontiff, Pope Francis, and the conditions of the space its city’s LGBT center is trying to move into. In Boston, Bay Windows had a locally-focused front page that covered everything from marriage equality news to an honor for former gay Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass).

The Bay Area Reporter, which has been running a series of stories on the lawsuits attempting to strike down California’s Prop 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act laws banning same-sex marriage, also featured local coverage on its front page. Stories included the possible opening of a long-closed Castro restaurant, Bay Area groups seeking pro-gay immigration reform, and San Francisco becoming only the third city in the nation to offset federal health care taxes city employees with same-sex partners incur.

Sacramento’s Outword was devoted to travel stories, while in Chicago, the Windy City Times splashed a photo of a smiling gay couple across its cover to promote a special wedding section inside. Amidst the legal wrangling in D.C., there is a push to adopt a same-sex marriage bill in the Illinois statehouse.

Here is a sampling of last week’s front pages from a variety of LGBT newspapers:

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This Week in LGBT Front Pages

No one story dominated the front pages of the nation’s LGBT papers this week, as news coverage zeroed in on local matters.

In Chicago a series of robberies in the gay Boystown section – and the police’s handling of the crimes – garnered scrutiny. In Washington, D.C. it was what impact on LGBT federal regulations and laws a President Mitt Romney would generate.

In the Bay Area the ongoing debate over San Francisco’s LGBT film festival Frameline accepting financial assistance from the local Israeli consulate received front page placement. And in Dallas how Texas’s Republican and Democratic state party platforms cover LGBT rights received top-of-the-fold billing.

Here is a sampling of front pages from a variety of LGBT newspapers:

 

 

 

 

Publishers of LGBT papers and magazines can submit their publication to be included on the NLGA Website Front Pages feature located here. To do so, email a PDF copy of the news outlet’s cover to Bach Polakowski at bach@nlgja.org.

 

This Week in LGBT Front Pages

Pride coverage continues to dominate the covers of LGBT papers as the first week of Pride month comes to a close, while a macabre story about a gay cannibal murder suspect also garnered headlines.

Due to two key decisions in same-sex marriage cases on both coasts issued in the last week and a half, the judicial fight for marriage equality again landed front page coverage this week.

In California the June 5 Primary results was a lead story. A gay conservative Republican councilman landed first place in the race for San Diego mayor and is headed to a fall runoff as are a number of LGBT candidates for state Assembly and Senate seats as well as a Riverside congressional district.

Here is a sampling of front pages from a variety of LGBT newspapers.

Publishers of LGBT papers and magazines can submit their publication to be included on the NLGA Website Front Pages feature located here. To do so, email a PDF copy of the news outlet’s cover to Bach Polakowski at bach@nlgja.org.

 

This week’s LGBT Front Pages

Marriage equality and President Barack Obama again dominated the front pages of the nation’s LGBT media this week.

The Obama campaign’s roll out of its get-out-the-vote efforts targeted at LGBT people and the NAACP following the president’s lead by endorsing same-sex marriage received prominent play in several LGBT papers. With Pride month less than a week away, coverage of the nation’s annual LGBT festivals has also begun.

Here is a sampling of front pages from a variety of LGBT newspapers.

Publishers of LGBT papers and magazines can submit their publication to be included on the NLGA Website Front Pages feature located here. To do so, email a PDF copy of the news outlet’s cover to Bach Polakowski at bach@nlgja.org.

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s LGBT Front Pages

President Barack Obama’s speaking in favor for same-sex marriage continued to reverberate this week, with many LGBT newspapers covering the impact his stance has had on celebrities and fellow lawmakers to black ministers and anti-gay groups.

Here is a sampling of front pages from a variety of LGBT newspapers.

Publishers of LGBT papers and magazines can submit their publication to be included on the NLGA Website Front Pages feature located here. To do so, email a PDF copy of the news outlet’s cover to Bach Polakowski at bach@nlgja.org.