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.
Richard Goldstein was inducted in 2008. Here’s an excerpt from his biography for the LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame:
“Richard Goldstein has been writing about the intersection of politics and pop culture for more than four decades, starting by covering the 1960s rock scene for New York’s Village Voice. He became a regular contributor and, eventually, editor and executive editor.
“Goldstein frequently made waves even at the liberal Voice. He quickly came out in the newsroom, and in 1979, created the annual Queer Issue. An elegant and colorful writer-reporter, Goldstein both authored and edited a series of provocative essays about the devastation of AIDS, gay sexuality, and the birth of the activist movement led by Queer Nation and ACT UP. Simultaneously, Goldstein persevered in a not completely LGBT-friendly newsroom.”
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