2021 Legacy Award winner The Windy City Times was founded in 1985 to serve the diverse needs of the Chicago LGBTQ community. The outlet first began as a free print newspaper but has since grown to be a daily online platform with more than 125,000 site visitors every month. As the preeminent voice for the Chicago LGBTQ community, the newspaper and its reporters have been recipients of numerous awards on both a local and national level. These include the Studs Terkel Journalism Award for co-founder and LGBTQ Journalists Hall of Fame inductee Tracy Baim. The newspaper also received the Barbara Gittings Award for Excellence in LGBTQ Media at the most recent GLAAD Media Awards. In honor of nearly three decades of devotion to local and national coverage of LGBTQ people and issues, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is thrilled to recognize the Windy City Times with the Legacy Award.
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