Monday, February 20, 2017

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.

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