Second Annual Gay History Project To Publish In More than 30 Papers





CHICAGO The second annual Gay History Project, a package of features centered on October's Gay History Month, will run in more than 30 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) newspapers, the project's founder and coordinator, Philadelphia Gay News Publisher Mark Segal said Monday.

Print circulation of the papers that have agreed to carry the articles tops 700,000 -- it "the largest GLBT media promotion in the history of the gay press," according to Segal.

In its inaugural year last October, 16 GLBT papers participated in the project.
Among the feature articles included in this year's project is a piece by U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin entitled "Leaning Toward Justice," in which she compares the gay-rights struggle with that of the civil-rights movement of the 1960s.

"Local gay newspapers are the most complete, comprehensive record of LGBT history; no individual, organization or traditional medium has the knowledge and experience that make up our almost 40 years of coverage," said Segal, who is also a founder and former president of the National Gay Newspaper Guild, and current member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.

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