Celebrating Black History Month: Alan Bell, first black gay publisher
In 1977, Alan Bell founded Gaysweek, a gay and lesbian newspaper based in New York City. It was an 8-page tabloid, and one of three weekly publications geared towards gay and lesbians. It was the only mainstream gay publication owned by a black man. It only ran for two years but by the time it close, it had grown to 24 pages and two colors.