Dawn Ennis is the News Editor at The Advocate Magazine, the number one source for LGBT news in the world. Previously, she was a journalist at ABC News in New York City, and has earned multiple awards for over thirty years of work as a writer, producer, and manager in television news. Dawn has cl...
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