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Gretchen Hammond

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Multi-award winning journalist, author, public speaker and silly person. Contributing writer @tabletmag

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Biography

Selected quotes from me:

“I was born in Manchester England. Back then it wasn’t a place many Americans tended to visit unless they’d got lost on the way to Scotland.”

"When I was seven, I interrogated my father as to why the English were still in Northern Ireland when we obviously weren't wanted ...

Portfolio

19th transgender murder raises questions about reporting - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Wi...

19th transgender murder raises questions about reporting - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Wi...

Immigration and LGBTQs: Inside ICE detention - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Tim...

Immigration and LGBTQs: Inside ICE detention - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Tim...

FALL SPECIAL: ART 'David Bowie Is' opening in Chicago - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy...

FALL SPECIAL: ART 'David Bowie Is' opening in Chicago - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy...

Historic UN Security Council briefing focuses on LGBTQ refugees - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archi...

Historic UN Security Council briefing focuses on LGBTQ refugees - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archi...

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@GretchRHammond — 573 followers, 124 tweets

@WalshFreedom Actually Joe, more often than you'd think and I'm an evil, world-destroying, freedom-squashing, willow-tree-hugging despot liberal who wants your guns and has recruited disaffected members of the Borg to assimilate you into the LGBTQ collective. I also thank a cop every day.
@WalshFreedom But then I wouldn't be watching so many funerals either.
@WalshFreedom Let's say that there was a rash of attacks with salad forks. CNN breaks in with "we have another report of an active forker. From what we understand, at least one person got a scratch on his right elbow before the attacker turned the fork on himself." I wouldn't blame the fork.
@WalshFreedom So take your various guns to counseling, say supportive, nurturing things to them, water them occasionally, read them a bedtime story like "Alfie the Alright AR" and they'll be just fine.
@WalshFreedom Blimey Joe, are you still fretting about this? Let's say that you are right and we will see these interviews until March. Then what? By your own admission Congress does absolutely sod all, so what are you worried about? I'm honestly beginning to think its your gun's feelings.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Film critic for WXIN TV and freelancer for NUVO newsweekly both in Indianapolis

How is social media changing news?

The need for click-through headlines can sometimes kill integrity. The rush to get a piece out can similarly kill accuracy.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

The thrill of the hunt is more of an addiction and knowledge is the best resource available with which to satiate it

Awards

Lisagor Award

2015 - Best In-Depth Reporting in a Community Newspaper

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

2016 - Excellence in News Writing (Non Daily)