Gay Community News (Boston)

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For the Irish journal see Gay Community News (Dublin)

Gay Community News was a weekly journal published in Boston from 1973 to 1992 by the Bromfield Street Educational Foundation. It was an important resource for the LGBT community. GCN was proactive and reported a wide variety of Gay & Lesbian-related news.

Founded as a local newsletter early in the struggle for Gay and Lesbian Liberation, the journal was soon expanded into a major newspaper with an international readership. The journal saw itself as part an important vehicle for debating gay rights, feminism, antiracism, multiculturalism, class struggle, prisoners' rights, AIDS, and other causes.

The paper's political stance was reflected throughout its reporting. The journal often served as a place in which liberals and radicals in LGBT groups debated conflicting agendas. An article entitled "Gay Revolutionary", published in 1987, led to claims from the conservative right that the journal promoted a "homosexual agenda" to destroy heterosexuality and traditional values.[1]


  1. ^ "Rainbow alliance, ''The Gay Agenda: How The Conservative Religious Right Created a Lie''". Retrieved 2013-12-04. 

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