Gay and Lesbian Times
Final print edition, No. 1188, published on
September 30, 2010
|Type||LGBT weekly newspaper|
|Owner(s)||Gay Times, Inc.|
|Ceased publication||September 30, 2010|
|Headquarters||San Diego, California|
The Gay and Lesbian Times was a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newspaper in the San Diego, California area. The Times was a member of the National Gay Newspaper Guild. The paper originally launched in January 1988 as the San Diego Gay Times.
In December 2010, its founder Michael Portantino committed suicide by jumping from the Park Manor Suites, a historic 7-story San Diego hotel popular with the gay community.
Another major newspaper, the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, launched in 2009 and continues to the present.
- "San Diego gay newspaper publisher commits suicide", EDGE Boston. December 16, 2010. Accessed February 10, 2013
- "‘Gay & Lesbian Times’ closes doors after 23 years", Gay San Diego. October 25, 2010. Accessed February 10, 2013
- "Michael Portantino, publisher of Gay and Lesbian Times, dies at 52", Blanca Gonzalez. Sign On San Diego. December 9, 2010. June 8, 2011. Accessed June 8, 2011
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