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Windy City Times
Windy City Times
Cover of the February 6, 2013 issue of Windy City Times
Cover of the February 6, 2013 issue
Type Weekly
Founder(s) Drew Badanish
Tracy Baim
Bob Bearden
Jeff McCourt
Publisher Tracy Baim
Terri Klinsky (assistant publisher)
Editor Tracy Baim
Managing editors Andrew Davis
Managing editor, design Kirk Williamson
(art director)
Staff writers Jonathan Abarbanel
Richard Knight, Jr.
Bob Roehr
Rex Wockner
Yvonne Zipter
Founded 1985
Language English
Headquarters 5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, Illinois
Sister newspapers Nightspots
ISSN 1049-698X
OCLC number 20341561
Website windycitytimes.com

Windy City Times is an LGBT newspaper in Chicago.

History

Windy City Times was founded in 1985 by Jeff McCourt, Bob Bearden, Drew Badanish and Tracy Baim,[1] who started Sentury Publications to publish the paper.1987, Baim left Sentury Publications to found a new newspaper called Outlines. WCT and Outlines were the two primary LGBT newspapers in the region for more than 12 years. In 2000, Baim purchased WCT back from McCourt, and merged Outlines with Windy City Times. Baim is now Publisher and Executive Editor of Windy City Media Group. Andrew Davis is Managing Editor, Kirk Williamson is Art Director, Terri Klinsky is Assistant Publisher and Ripley Caine is Business Manager. Long-time writers include Rex Wockner, Yvonne Zipter, Bob Roehr, Richard Knight Jr., Jonathan Abarbanel. Director of New Media is Jean Albright. McCourt died in 2007.[2]

Windy City Times is published weekly by Windy City Media Group, which also publishes Nightspots—a biweekly, four-color, glossy entertainment guide—and Identity, a monthly online magazine. WCMG also produces a twice-weekly podcast, Windy City Queercast, online videos, and a weekly e-newsletter.[]

Windy City Times is a member of the National Gay Newspaper Guild, and has received numerous honors for its work, both from journalism organizations and from the LGBT community. Awards include from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, the Peter Lisagor Awards, and the Studs Terkel Award for Baim. Among groups honoring WCMG and Baim: Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame; ACLU of Illinois; Human Rights Campaign; NOW; March on Washington Chicago Committee; Dignity/Chicago; Affinity; Greater Chicago Committee; Association of Latin Men in Action; and more.[]

In 2017, journalist Gretchen Rachel Hammond was removed from her job after she published a story about three LGBT women who were expelled dorm a Gay Pride march for carrying a rainbow flag featuring a Jewish Star.[3][4] Shortly after, she was hired as a reporter for Tablet magazine.[5]

References

  1. ^ Barnhurst, Kevin G. (2007). Media Queered: Visibility and Its Discontents. New York: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-0-8204-9533-0. OCLC 77116827. 
  2. ^ "Journalist who helped start Windy City Times is dead | Advocate.com". www.advocate.com. 2015-11-17. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Journalist who broke Chicago Dyke March story removed from reporting duties". Times of Israel. JTA. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ Hemingway, Mark (13 July 2017). "Being Gay Won't Save You from the LGBT Thought Police". Weekly Standard. Retrieved 2017. 
  5. ^ Newhouse, Alana (8 August 2017). "Welcoming Gretchen Hammond to Tablet". Tablet. tabletmag.org. Retrieved 2018. 

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