Established in 2005 as part of NLGJA’s 15th anniversary celebration, the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame was launched to honor LGBT journalists who have shown courage and resolve by telling the truth, including their own personal truths, whatever the cost and whatever the difficulties.
Jack Nichols was inducted in 2007. Here’s an excerpt from his biography for the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame:
“Washington, D.C., native Jack Nichols helped found a Mattachine Society chapter in the city in 1961. In 1965, the same year he founded the Society’s Florida chapter and organized the first gay rights protest at the White House, Nichols and his partner Lige Clarke began writing for D.C.’s Homosexual Citizen.
“By 1968 the pair was writing the ‘Homosexual Citizen’ column for Screw magazine, the first time gay men wrote about gay life for a straight periodical.”
Click here to read the complete biography.